The Power Of Gratitude At Work

I worked my way through college in the restaurant industry, a sector that relies on the gratitude and appreciation of others. One of the things I learned during my time in that industry is that it can be hard for people to be gracious and friendly. For some people, there’s an expectation of an outcome,…
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Can Gratitude Improve Your Wellbeing? You Bet!

By Kathryn Berg The Village Business Institute Is it too obvious, with Thanksgiving approaching, to write about gratitude? Yes, probably. I find, especially around Thanksgiving, everyone tends to remember that it’s important and good and worthwhile—and a lot of other bland descriptive words—to express gratitude. But, most of the time, the expression of gratitude becomes…
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Star Wars And The Millennials: The More Things Change…

By Robert Jones The Village Business Institute So there’s been some pretty big news for many people of late. No, it has nothing to do with a Vikings victory, the Chicago Cubs actually winning a playoff series, the various political debates, or the fact that it was Back to The Future Day … although this…
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Grit: 5 Times I’ve Failed Miserably And Why I’m Still Okay

By Kathryn Berg The Village Business Institute Research from Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at University of Pennsylvania, shows if there is one predictor of success, it’s something called grit. By her definition, grit is “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” One way to develop grit is to fail, and to learn and grow from those…
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The Seasons Change — So Should Your Business

By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute September is a month of change. Summer gives way to fall. Parents wrap up the summer break and send their kids back to school. For some families, it marks the culmination of their in-home parenting as children pack up to start their life in college. When…
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