Little Choices Today Determine Tomorrow’s Destination

By John Trombley, Consultant/Trainer The Village Business Institute My wife and I took an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable vacation the first week of October to Cabo San Lucas, which is located right on the southern tip of the Mexican Baha Peninsula. We celebrated us, and the joy of 35 years of marriage. It seems like…
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Hank Williams Jr., ESPN, And Responding When Employees Speak

Darrin Tonsfeldt The Village Business Institute It has been awhile since my last post. I took some time off to enjoy the end of summer and all those good outdoor things that go with it. Now, as my attention has turned towards fall and the inevitability of winter on the northern plains, watching a little…
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I Feel Your Pain

“I feel your pain” was a line often attributed to Bill Clinton during better economic times than we are now experiencing. Today, despite lower U.S. Initial Jobless Claims (Dept. of Labor), banks with solid financial performance, and a large number of corporations flush with cash, theU.S.stock market is reeling and rolling down hill. In its tumbling wake goes the confidence of consumers which ultimately impacts the demand for goods and the economy’s potential for creating jobs. Employers have been left with an uncertain and unpredictable political and regulatory landscape managed by bureaucrats interested only in creating more rules and bureaucracies, and politicians either unwilling or too inept to deal with the issues at hand.

Make Time For Input In A Go-Faster World

By Darrin Tonsfeldt The Village Business Institute Have you ever had a day when it felt like all your customers had short attention spans and unreasonable needs for instant gratification? If “yes,” then you know what it is like to be pushed into making decisions quicker than you would like —and that making quick decisions…
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The Inconvenience Of Priorities

Can having a sense of the priorities in your life create dilemmas? I recently had one of those situations where demands of seemingly competing importance came up at the same time.