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Motivational Speaker for METNet Library Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 02:34 PM

On February 10, 2017, I am a funny motivational speaker for the Urbandale Iowa Public Library MetNet Event.

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Sneaky Things Influencing What you Eat

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 25, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

As the saying goes,  "You are what you eat."  Do you know what you're eating?
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Weed Out Self-Serving People On Your Team

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 04:40 PM

In his motivational TED Talk, Are you a Giver or a Taker?, Adam Grant talks about how organizational productivity is affected by employees who are self-serving or called "Takers".
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The Only Type of Leader You Want to Hire

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 02:36 PM

In his engaging podcast, motivational business speaker and pastor, Craig Groeschel, asks the question of leaders, Does the manager lead to himself, or does he lead to the organization?

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When Talent Kills a Company

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 01:13 PM

Rank and yank was a business practice at Enron that ranked all employees and routinely fired the bottom 15 percent of performers. This culture created conflict within the business and praised the most talented and put them on a pedestal.  Only the strong survived, creating a smug insecurity that valued success at all costs.
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Qualities of a Difficult Culture

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 11:42 AM

A great culture has an attitude of yes. Whatever the dilemma that comes along, the answer is yes, we can help.  
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