Tips For A Better Job Interview

By Kathryn Berg EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute A job search can be a pretty daunting endeavor. Searching for a new opportunity leads to endless applications and, of course, the dreaded job interview. While interviewing may never be easy or enjoyable for some of us, there are several steps you can take before, during,…
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The Power Of Gratitude At Work

I worked my way through college in the restaurant industry, a sector that relies on the gratitude and appreciation of others. One of the things I learned during my time in that industry is that it can be hard for people to be gracious and friendly. For some people, there’s an expectation of an outcome,…
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Can Gratitude Improve Your Wellbeing? You Bet!

By Kathryn Berg The Village Business Institute Is it too obvious, with Thanksgiving approaching, to write about gratitude? Yes, probably. I find, especially around Thanksgiving, everyone tends to remember that it’s important and good and worthwhile—and a lot of other bland descriptive words—to express gratitude. But, most of the time, the expression of gratitude becomes…
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Star Wars And The Millennials: The More Things Change…

By Robert Jones The Village Business Institute So there’s been some pretty big news for many people of late. No, it has nothing to do with a Vikings victory, the Chicago Cubs actually winning a playoff series, the various political debates, or the fact that it was Back to The Future Day … although this…
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Grit: 5 Times I’ve Failed Miserably And Why I’m Still Okay

By Kathryn Berg The Village Business Institute Research from Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at University of Pennsylvania, shows if there is one predictor of success, it’s something called grit. By her definition, grit is “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” One way to develop grit is to fail, and to learn and grow from those…
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