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No Free Rides: Stop Enabling the underdog

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 @ 01:51 PM

 
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Curb Your Approval Addiction . . . and Get Back to Balance

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

I flunked grade one. Today they call it repeating a grade, and it’s softened by labeling it “an opportunity to improve.” But back then you just failed. The teacher physically separated the room into students who passed to the next grade and those who didn't, so the failure of some of us was obvious to all.

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Motivational Speaker for the Maine Health Care Association

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

On October 5, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Maine Health Care Association's ( MHCA) Annual Fall Conference. The event, held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine, will attract over 350 long-term care and assisted living professionals.
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Motivational Speaker for Alberta Development Officers Association

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 01:11 PM

On September 27,   2017,   I am a motivational speaker for the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) Conference in Westlock, Alberta.
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Why We Judge Others & Give Ourselves the Benefit of the doubt

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

Recently, a board member walked into a meeting forty minutes łate. Offering no apology, I quickly labeled him as aloof, detached and uncaring. 

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How to Motivate Front-Line Staff to Change

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

I was a motivational speaker for a group of franchise employees struggling with change. A dilemma brewed between senior leaders and front-line staff regarding change.

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Motivational Speaker for Canadian Wildlife Service

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 11:03 AM

On September 13, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Canadian Wildlife Services, Prairies Region Event.
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A Case for a Compassionate Leadership Culture

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

In their new book, Awakening Compassion at Work, authors Monica Worline and Jane Dutton suggest that because of technology, business has become depersonalized. 

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Motivational Speaker for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

On September 12, 2017, I am a motivational speaker for the Canadian Employee Relocation Council ( CERC ) in Calgary, Alberta.
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5 Qualities of Strong Leaders

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Pastor and Leadership Motivational speaker, Brian C. Houston hosts an engaging leadership podcast. Recently, he outlined some of the qualities of great leaders. I thought they were interesting and a bit different than standard leadership advice. 

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