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Three Types of Empathy

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 07, 2016 @ 03:37 PM

In his motivational TedTalk, Daniel Goleman suggests there are three types of Empathy:

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How to Lead Teams who are Older than You

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 11:46 AM

When I was in my early twenties, I worked at a bank, where I managed a lot of people older than me. As a young leader,  I made a lot of mistakes, which I tried to cover up and act like I had all the answers.  

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When to Let Someone Fail

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 05:41 PM

Nobody likes to see the people we care about fail. To avoid this, well-meaning parents, friends, and managers step in and rescue them. 

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Perseverance Trumps Talent

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

Rising to the challenge has very little to do with skill or innate ability; rather it's tied to passion and perseverance.

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Motivational Speaker for NineStar Connect

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 02:10 PM

On November 24, 2107, I was a funny motivational speaker for the NineStar Connect Utility Staff Appreciation event.

The Greenfield, Indiana-based utility company, closed down for several days and brought together over 100 staff members from electric linemen to marketing to customer service, management, engineering and more. The three days were mapped out to have each department job shadow and understand each others role.

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How to Build a Smarter Team

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 01:40 PM

Why are some leaders more capable than others? Motivational Speaker,  Liz Wiseman, who wrote the book, Multipliers, How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, has done some compelling reasearch to answer this question. 

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Teamwork: Collaborate when Teams are Spread Out

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Nov 22, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

 

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How Leadership has to Evolve to Drive Innovative Teams

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 02:29 PM

A good leader is decisive, energetic and forward thinking. He walks into a room and tells his team the ideas, goals and objectives they will be focusing on. 

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How to Own a Room

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 06:01 PM

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Leadership: Design Team around Solutions Not Power

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 01:27 PM

 Many people know they have to change but they also know it's really hard to do. Usually, we change when we have to, it becomes necessary. Groups are hard to change because we organize ourselves in traditional hierarchical structures because it's comfortable.

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