Family & Lifestyle

Government Shutdown, Pet Pros and Cons, Talent Unleashed

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Nov 27, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:29:24

Government Shutdown (18:51) Joe Cannon is the CEO of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, past assistant administrator in the US EPA, and editor of the Deseret News. Joe Cannon discusses Congress trying to avoid a government shutdown, the push for tax reform, and the ongoing sexual harassment issues in Congress. Are Pets Really Good for You? Pros and Cons of pet-ownership (1:09:30) Harold Herzog, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University. Did you have a pet growing up? Do you have one now? Calvin and Hobbes, 101 Dalmatians, even The Fox and the Hound, are evidence of human’s fascination with animals and our pets. Some would say that we’ve only anthropomorphized our pets, others would say that these animals have real bonds with their owners and even souls. Dr. Herzog is the author of the book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat: Why it’s so Hard to Think Straight About Animals”.  He explains the history of pet ownership and how not all people are "pet people." Makena Bauss - Insomnia Identity (1:35:41) Millions of people suffer from the issues of insomnia. Throughout history, insomnia was considered a virtue. Nowadays science has shown that a lack of sleep impacts your health. Producer Makena Bauss shares the details of the oddity of people who think they get poor sleep vs. people who actually get poor sleep. Talent Unleashed (1:59:50) Shawn D. Moon is the CEO of Zerorez Franchising Systems. Zerorez is a national carpet cleaning company. Shawn Moon is a former Executive Vice-President of FranklinCovey. Shawn has more than 25 years of experience in leadership and management, sales and marketing, program development, and consulting services  If you’re a CEO, a manager, a parent, or even just a decent citizen, you know there are many styles and approaches to leadership.  But what if we could identify a single factor that everyone agrees makes a positive difference in the performance of individuals and companies worldwide? Well, Shawn Moon, the author of Talent Unleashed, suggests the key to leadership is unleashing the talent of those you work with.