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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Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute For years I’ve struggled with something about myself, the embarrassing guilty pleasure I just can’t quit because it brings a bit of sanity into my life. It’s the cinematic masterpiece “Evolution” by Ivan Reitman, starring David Duchovny and Orlando Jones. Before you judge me, I recognize that…
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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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