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December 11, 2018
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Millennium Tower HOA seeks $100M solution to correct structural issues
The Millennium Tower HOA is pursuing a retrofit to correct the building's sinking and leaning problems, a $100 million construction project that could take 18 months. "We hope that the fix ... will help resolve the outstanding lawsuits related to the Millennium Tower," HOA spokesman Doug Elmets says.
KGO-TV (San Francisco) (12/4) 
Dry Christmas tree could become a deadly tree
Safety experts are warning about the fire hazard posed by dry Christmas trees, a source of fatalities annually, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It's best to keep holiday trees clear of any heating source.
ABC News (12/7) 
Ariz. HOA faces uphill battle over short-term rentals
The Sun City HOA in Arizona, a 55-and-older community, is dealing with an increase in both Airbnb rentals and complaints from residents due to the behavior of young renters. Some residents would like to change the covenants to combat short-term renting, but they would have to get at least half of the approximately 17,500 single-dwelling homeowners to agree.
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (12/5) 
Seeking a win-win policy for holiday decorations
When developing a holiday decorations policy, all HOA members should be involved in the process, and the goal should be to create a feasible policy that brings people together and honors the festive season. A committee should be formed to complete an initial policy draft, contact a lawyer for legal advice and get feedback from the community.
Ungated (Community Associations Institute) (12/7) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Admitting flaws or mistakes can help work relationships
"If you're highly successful, your achievements are obvious. It's more novel and inspiring for others to learn about your mistakes," a Harvard business professor says. Sharing past failures can actually improve the working relationships that a manager has with employees because it reduces resentment.
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge (12/5) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
Are holiday cards still worth the bother?
Holiday cards sent to colleagues and clients are a long-standing, but costly, tradition that may be on its way out in a digital age. But the choice to stick with physical cards or to opt for an electronic alternative isn't that simple, according to a career expert, who says the decision depends in large part on the industry involved.
Fast Company online (12/3) 
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Did you claim your CMCA Digital Badge?
CAMICB has partnered with Acclaim to issue a digital version of your CMCA certificate. It's called the CMCA Digital Badge. How do you claim it? When you get the email from Acclaim (not CAMICB), click "Claim Your Badge" and follow the instructions. What does it do? The CMCA Digital Badge can be displayed in email signatures, posted to your company website and featured on your resume. Showcase your CMCA on Facebook, LinkedIn and anywhere else you want others to know you've earned The Essential Credential! To learn more about the CMCA Digital Badge, visit the CAMICB website.
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The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a 22-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers' knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners' associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
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