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Once Upon a Time: How Stories Make the Workplace More Engaging
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By John E. Trombley, MMgt The Village Business Institute Much has been written about the power of storytelling and how important it is in passing on morals, values, ethics, knowledge, and experience. At work, we tell stories about our own experiences and those of others to help us share the...
Tips to Avoid Overindulging Your Child
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By Kelly Olson The Village Family Service Center As parents, we want what's best for our kids. Often we do what we can to make them happy. We don't want them to experience struggle, turmoil or disappointment, so we try hard to satisfy their wishes. While we may have the...
Why That Leadership Book Won't Make You a Better Leader
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By Robert Jones EAP Trainer, The Village Business Institute Have you ever sat back and thought about where leaders come from? If I were to ask you what a leader is, I’m sure you could rattle off some traits or characteristics that an individual may possess that would make them...
You Ask, We Answer: The Most Common Questions about The Village
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When people call The Village at 1-800-627-8220, a team of client support staff is waiting to connect them with the services they need. These friendly folks guide new clients as they make their appointments, answering a lot of questions along the way. Here are some of the more common questions...
Welcome to the 'Guilts' – Here's How to Learn From It and Let Go
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By Joyce Eisenbraun Village EAP Trainer Ever feel like you’re not enough? Not doing enough, not saying the right things, not keeping in touch the way you envision, not living up to the perfection your friends or family seem to effortlessly display? Welcome to the “guilts.” Too often, our expectations...