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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, 2106, 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 to Own a Room

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

When I was just starting out as a motivational speaker, I was nervous. I would pace back and forth and stare blankly at the audience, searching for the next word to say. It was not a fun experience for me or the audience.

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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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Sturgeon County Staff Collaboration Professional Development Day

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 01:40 PM

On November 17, 2016,  I am a motivational speaker for the Sturgeon County Staff Professional Development Day. Over 140 employees, managers and the Senior Leadership Team will attend the event.

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Boost Happiness

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 10:47 AM

It takes courage to be happy. It's not hard to be a whining pile of flesh, who moans to get others attention. 

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