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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Abandon The Toxic Loop

By Joyce Eisenbraun, EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Having just finished a political season in our country where negative comments and conversations abounded on all fronts, it might be appropriate to rethink the purpose and efficiency of harsh rhetoric. How did so many of our conversations get stuck in what author and consultant Karl…
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Choosing To Be Grateful In Spite Of Life’s Frustrations

By John Trombley The Village Business Institute Would I be grateful if: The person who cut me off in traffic during my morning commute to work actually realized they made a mistake. The person who used all the toilet paper replaced the roll. My neighbor trained their dog NOT to bark at 2 o’clock in…
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