History Journey Reminds Writer Of Need To Nurture Connections

Tweet By John E. Trombley, MMgt The Village Business Institute   My wife and I took a much needed vacation to Virginia in May this year, a state with roots deeply planted in our nation’s rich, but relatively young, history. It was just the two of us; no other family members, no obligations, no schedule to…
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Minimize Your Focus To Maximize Your Time At Work

Tweet By Dawn Kaiser Village Business Institute Tell the truth: Do you answer your emails while talking to others on the phone or even during conference calls? Do you try to eat and work at your desk at the same time? Do you bring your laptop with you to training sessions and then pretend to…
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High-tech Communication Isn’t Always Best … Even At A High-tech Company

Tweet  By Darrin Tonsfeldt The Village Business Institute I recently had the opportunity to tour Menlo Innovations and hear its CEO, Richard Sheridan, speak on the way they work. The company is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and does software design and development. It’s the kind of business you would expect to have a very…
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Grief And Loss In The Workplace

Tweet By Denise Hellekson Clinical Associate, Village Business Institute When I sit down to write a blog post, I always ask myself a couple questions. “What seems relevant?” “What have I been seeing and experiencing in the workplace?” This month the answer that came to me was grief and loss. I have watched friends and…
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Providing Great Business Service: Put The ‘extra’ In Extraordinary

Tweet By Dawn Kaiser The Village Business Institute  When is the last time you were wowed by a customer service experience? For many of us the answers might be “I can’t remember the last time” or “I have never experienced that.” In our world today, our true competitive advantage is how we treat our customers.…
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