Acknowledging The Invisible Presence

By Joyce Eisenbraun, EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute An older adult pleasantly smiles while healthcare workers swirl around in a flurry of tasks, asking questions but brushing aside her comments about feeling lonely with sprightly assurances that, “We’re here for you!” Or it’s a workplace, where a couple of “rising stars” get the attention…
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Developing And Retaining The Millennials On Your Team

By Ted Stoa Consultant/Trainer, The Village Business Institute Millennials want to work for companies that are “good corporate citizens.” They are team oriented, socially responsible and achievement driven. They are not, however, particularly loyal to employers who do not provide them with what they see as essential. A recent Deloitte survey indicated two-thirds of millennials…
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The Little Choices

By John E. Trombley The Village Business Institute My wife and I took a few minutes to relax over a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop this weekend to discuss our plans and goals for 2017. As we got settled in, I noticed this particular store has a chalkboard built into the wall.…
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It’s Time To Invest In Ourselves

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute It seems like I often respond to the question, “How are you doing?” with the word “stressed.” A lot of us would probably answer the same way. Many factors create the stressors we deal with daily. The bigger issue to acknowledge is how we choose to deal…
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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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