Throwing A Wrench In The Rumor Mill

Does your workplace have an active rumor mill? Are people frustrated, irritated, or angry because they feel left in the dark? If so, it may be because they lack the necessary information they believe they need to do their job. Not always, of course, but at least sometimes. After all, some people just love to start the ball rolling to see how far it goes. So how do you stop the ball?

Maintaining Perspective And Making Safe Landings

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute It seems that the faster I go, the behinder I get. I know that’s not a “real” word, but it works for me. It just seems that with every passing day, there is less of a margin left over with which to truly relax and rejuvenate myself. The…
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Building A Legacy Through The Rotarian Four-Way Test

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute Today is a good time to think about the future if for no other reason than it’s where we will all live someday. And today I’d like to talk about the past, the present, and the future using the metaphor of a coin. If the coin is our…
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How To Make Today A Day To Remember

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute September 3, 1976: I don’t remember a whole lot about the temperature that day or which way the wind was blowing. I don’t remember what I had for breakfast, lunch, or supper. I couldn’t begin to tell you what the headlines were or what else was going on…
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Remembering Stephen Covey: “There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills!”

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute The Yukon gold rush of the 1880s and 1890s was on. Today while the price of gold continues to stagger the mind and jelly the knees, chances are most of us will not become rich as gold prospectors. At least not in that way. But riches still await…
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