Planning 2015 With Passion

By Dawn Kaiser The Village Business Institute Where did 2014 go? It feels just like yesterday I was sitting in my office dreaming of all the things I wanted to accomplish in the coming year. But, here we are already in the first month of 2015. Now I don’t know about you, but looking back…
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Make Your New Year’s Resolutions, But Don’t Forget To Celebrate What’s Already Awesome

The new year is fast approaching. As the celebrations start to wind down, many of us begin to think about our goals and resolutions for the coming year. You can already hear people talking about plans for being thinner, healthier, more productive, more organized, more financially secure, etc etc etc in the coming year. And…
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Diversity And The Power Of A Cohesive Work Culture

The United States is a melting pot and mixture of cultures with few other countries matching our diversity. This, in many ways, has made us strong and resilient, but it has also led to conflicts and pain. Workplaces, in the not-too-distant past, often perpetuated cultural divides and treated people differently based on their color, gender,…
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Questioning Ourselves: Is It Truth Or Fiction, Fact Or Opinion?

When is the last time you heard someone begin an expository discussion with the disclaimer, “Now this is only my opinion and no matter how strongly I believe in it, what I am about to say to you may not be objective or factual, so let the listener beware!”? I honestly can’t think of a…
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4 Lessons That ‘The Voice’ Can Teach Hiring Managers

By Dawn Kaiser The Village Business Institute I confess I am an avid viewer of The Voice, NBC’s vocal competition television program. Now you might ask why do I like the show? No, it’s not just because of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, although they are not too shabby to look at. Rather, I think…
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