We all want to be the best we can be. We work day and night, fix everything that goes wrong and deal with everything that comes our way. After all that effort, why not go for a little recognition - win an award!

We say that recognition isn't important but deep down we secretly wish to win something. The first step in the process of winning an award is to find out what awards are available. Why not shoot for the industry award you really want - Maintenance Supervisor of the year!

As in everything we do, there are a few tricks to being successful. Here's the way to "B":

  • Honest - Display sincerity, integrity, and candor in all your actions. Deceptive behavior will not inspire trust.
  • Competent - Base your actions on reason and moral principles. Do not make decisions based on childlike emotional desires or feelings.
  • Forward-looking - Set goals and have a vision of the future. The vision must be owned throughout the organization. Effective leaders envision what they want and how to get it. They habitually pick priorities stemming from their basic values.
  • Inspiring - Display confidence in all that you do. By showing endurance in mental, physical, and spiritual stamina, you will inspire others to reach for new heights. Take charge when necessary.
  • Intelligent - Read, study, and seek challenging assignments.
  • Fair-minded - Show fair treatment to all people. Prejudice is the enemy of justice. Display empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
  • Broad-minded - Seek out diversity.
  • Courageous - Have the perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Display a confident calmness when under stress.
  • Straightforward - Use sound judgment to make a good decisions at the right time.
  • Imaginative - Make timely and appropriate changes in your thinking, plans, and methods. Show creativity by thinking of new and better goals, ideas, and solutions to problems. Be innovative!
In the Phoenix area, the award is presented in May by the Arizona Multi-housing Association (AMA) at the annual Tributes Awards event. You can read about the current title holder in Apartment News in one of the summer issues (about June). The AMA also posts those articles on their website at

Find out what characteristics it takes to earn "the crown" and emulate them.

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