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Workplace Matters: The Value of Culture
Culture in the workplace is about feeling valued and heard
By Robert Jones | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute What is the most valuable aspect of your organization? Often people respond with their building, technology, the service they provide, or the proprietary secrets that set them apart. Some may even say the people. All these things are good...
Tricky Situation: When Halloween Is Too Scary
Halloween decorations, costumes or haunted houses can be too scary for children
Among the goblins, ghouls, and other ghastly beings that emerge during the month of October is something truly haunting: a child who’s been traumatized by something she’s seen. RaeAnn Kaczmarski with The Village Family Service Center’s Moorhead office recently visited with KVRR’s Morning Show about when Halloween creates more fright...
Let's Change North Dakota’s Binge-Drinking Reputation
North Dakota is often labeled for its binge-drinking culture
How would you answer the question, “What makes North Dakota famous?” We are certainly famous for the weather and Bison football. Sadly, we are also known as the “ booziest state in America ” and a host of other unsavory labels related to a binge-drinking culture. We can’t change the...
Finding Balance Between Achievement and Contentment
It is possible to be content and strive to achieve more.
By John E. Trombley, MMgt I remember thinking 40-plus years ago, “If we can just make $25,000 a year, we’ll have it made!” Then it was $30,000, then $50,000, then $75,000. Enough was never enough. “Having it made” was always just … out … of … reach. Little did I...
Emotional Intelligence: The Secret to Managing Your Stress
Increasing your emotional intelligence can help you balance your life and stress levels
By Nancy Boyle | EAP Trainer | The Village Business Institute Job pressure. Money. Relationships. Politics. These are some of the top causes of stress, something we all experience and can affect our mental health. We can't change all the cirumstances that cause our stress, however we can become more...