Stop Trying To Achieve Work-Life Balance Like You’re Weighing Fruit On A Scale

The Village’s John Trombley shares an interesting take on work-life balance. It’s not about getting each element to equal a certain amount, like weighing your produce at the grocery store, he writes. It’s a matter of personal priorities. Work-life balance is an interesting concept. Many people have written about it, conducted research on it, and…
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Support, Communication + Recognition: Lead Through Influence, No Matter Your Title

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute A friend in the armed forces told me he is struggling with his supervisor, because that man is not a good leader. It’s an unfortunate situation for my friend, who I know is a strong leader. Our conversation made me think of the idea of positional leadership.…
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Feeling Sleepy? It Could Be Dangerous For You And Your Workplace

By Joyce Eisenbraun, EAP Trainer The Village Business Institute Ever fallen asleep in the car at a stoplight, waiting for it to turn green? Ever nodded off in the middle of a conversation? Briefly closed your eyes – at work – and jerked awake moments later when your head hit the desk? It’s called sleep…
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Boundaries Are Necessary In All Relationships

By John E. Trombley The Village Business Institute A close friend and associate shared recently that he was struggling under the weight of having established out-of-balance relationships with certain family members (not his wife and children). He acknowledged that his deep Christian faith reinforces his sense of caring for those extended family members in a…
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Mindfulness, Self-Compassion Are Effective Tools For Today’s Leaders

By Denise Hellekson, The Village Business Institute Today’s leaders are required to handle multiple complexities and ever-changing shifts in technology, competition, the economy, and employee expectations. During challenging times, some leaders, in their efforts to do the right thing, may tune-out self-awareness, fearing that it will get in the way of clear vision and making…
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