The LEAN Advantage

  By Ted Stoa, Consultant/Trainer, The Village Business Institute Businesses and other organizations can get better, faster and stronger by getting LEAN. Just what is the LEAN enterprise system? LEAN is a time-tested set of principles designed to add value for an organization’s customer and to eliminate waste, or what the Japanese refer to as “muda.”…
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Abandon The Toxic Loop

By Joyce Eisenbraun, EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Having just finished a political season in our country where negative comments and conversations abounded on all fronts, it might be appropriate to rethink the purpose and efficiency of harsh rhetoric. How did so many of our conversations get stuck in what author and consultant Karl…
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Choosing To Be Grateful In Spite Of Life’s Frustrations

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute Would I be grateful if: The person who cut me off in traffic during my morning commute to work actually realized they made a mistake. The person who used all the toilet paper replaced the roll. My neighbor trained their dog NOT to bark at 2 o’clock in…
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Tips For Recruiting Millennials

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute To quote Bob Dylan, “The times they are a-changing.” This line, written in 1964, is a good description of the workplace right now. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, approximately 10,000 baby boomers reach the retirement age of 65 every day. Consider this statistic,…
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Expanding Your Leadership Reach

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute On August 11 and 12, I joined more than 300,000 people from around the world to attend the Global Leadership Summit ( and found myself feasting on the wisdom and expertise of world-class speakers as we explored various facets of leadership across a broad spectrum of industries. With…
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