Welcome to my new blog. I have been putting this off for a very long time and have finally given in. I must admit, that I have often questioned whether I have something of value to add to the cyberspace. The one promise, I will make is that I will only add a blog to this post if I feel I have a compelling message. I subscribe to and read a lot of blogs that feel as though, the author must add something simply because they want to have a “recent” post. I do not feel this urge. I think we would be a much better world if people simply thought before they spoke. As I have gotten older being able to govern myself but more importantly govern my mouth has served me well. Now don’t get me wrong, I have opinions and am happy to share them with you if you ask. But often times people don’t ask and they get an opinion regardless.
For those of you that don’t know me, I will formally introduce myself here in my first blog post. I am a property manager from the core of my being. I started my first property management position as a job while I went to college. I was hired at an apartment community in Troy, Michigan to be a groundskeeper/maintenance technician. The industry quickly sunk claws into the fiber of my being. I quickly promoted in my early career to a building engineer and then crossed over into management. I went on to multiple site management and into vice president roles and ended as a COO and Director of Operations. This journey took about 20 years and afforded me to meet some of the most influential people in my life. About 5 years ago I found myself back in the job market and realized through interviewing that I was not going to make a very good employee. I realized that through my career I had found tremendous success and that from that I had formed some pretty strong opinions about how best to assemble groups of people that could find value in any multifamily asset. I decided it was time to reach out of the comfort of having a consistent paycheck and go into business for myself.
In August of 2006 I started NOI Coach. It was originally chartered to be a consulting and coaching firm that would help owners and asset managers find the maximum return on their investments. I realized that training was one of my key ingredients to finding this success. So I started offering myself to help companies and organizations developing the workflow and the training that would provide the foundation of a high performing organization. I now have trained over 10,000 students and spent the majority of my time educating and writing. I authored my first book, “Hire the Best, Ditch the Rest” in 2010 and am currently finishing my next book, “The Twelve C’s of an Exceptional Leader”.
I don’t know if anyone will be reading this blog, but I think I will find it cathartic to download the random rants and thoughts. Like I said before, I won’t be a daily or even a weekly blogger, but I will be the when the mood strikes blogger. If you ever have a comment or a suggestion, feel free to drop me a line or give me a call to suggest a topic for me to pontificate upon. I look forward (and fear a little) your feedback and commentary on these pages. Till then…….I bid you adieu.