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Phrases to Get You Out of Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 07:27 PM

Conflict has a negative connotation for most of us, but not all conflict is negative. Positive conflict is an opportunity to improve communication, clarify what you mean and advance relationships.

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Motivational Keynote Speaker for Michigan Municipal Treasurers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 05:18 PM

On October 10, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Conference at the Boyne Mountain Resort. This event featured over 180 enthusiastic municipal treasury professionals from across michigan.

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4 Types of Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

I was a conflict management speaker at a financial services conference.  We concluded that the most valuable skill needed to handle a conflict is not the ability to get along well; but the ability to fight well.

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How to Calm Someone Down

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 05, 2011 @ 08:24 AM

When I am a speaker on conflict management I discuss techniques to calm down an angry or aggressive person.

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It's not Conflict, it's just Misunderstanding

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 @ 12:49 PM

Few people thrive on conflict. Where do you stand? When your opinions and actions bump up against others do you speak your mind or slink into the shadows, hoping not to be noticed?

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Tags: conflict, corporate motivational speaker, speaker on conflict

How to Deal with Conflict on a Board of Directors

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 02, 2011 @ 12:59 PM

I recently got a call from volunteer board of directors that had hired me as a  humorous speaker for a conference of municipal government employees. The caller was looking for hints on how to run a respectful board meeting. She had one coming up and she anticipated some really heated discussions and impending conflict.

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Tags: conflict, speaker for a conference of municipal goverment em, volunteer board

How to Deal with Sarcasm

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, May 25, 2011 @ 12:17 PM

Sarcasm is not always welcome. It is a sly way of subtly making fun of someone, and because it is wrapped around humor people often get away with it.  But sarcasm is not always amusing.

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Tags: conflict, speaker for a healthcare conference, funny motivational speaker

3 Steps to Put Difficult People in Their Place

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sun, Apr 03, 2011 @ 02:54 PM

I have a friend who is very difficult. The problem is, she doesn't even know it. How can you have relationships -multiples, not just one- filled with conflict and not know you are the source?

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Tags: conflict, motivational speech, speaker for a healthcare conference, deal with difficult people

Workplace Bullying. How to Define Respect and Decrease Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

I was a keynote speaker at a nursing conference last year and the other speaker was presenting a keynote on Bullying. It was a real eye opener because I thought this only happened in the playground with children.

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Tags: keynote speaker, conflict, nursing conference, bullying

Leadership Skills to Prevent Mediocrity and Avoid Entitlement

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 06:26 PM

 I am a big believer in rewards and recognition to keep inspiration alive in the workplace.  However, this doesn't mean flaunting unsubstantiated praise on everyone. Recognition is an art and you have to get it right to avoid the mediocrity/ entitlement trap.

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