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How One Woman Became a Unique Brand

How One Woman Became a Unique Brand

By David Harder on the September, 7, 2019

Trina Damico is one of those bright white lights that bring a smile to anyone who knows her. We connected 5-6 years ago via social media. At the time, Trina was an organization development leader with a large employer in Portland. It became clear that she was quite passionate about […]


One Airline Pilot + One New Mindset = A Digital Business Owner

One Airline Pilot + One New Mindset = A Digital Business Owner

By David Harder on the September, 5, 2019

We have practiced a little ritual every September since 1990.   We look back on what has happened since Inspired Work was launched on a beach in Malibu. When I found my life’s work in 1990, everything changed. My life fell into place. Like the many people who’ve participated in […]


Why Are Unions Dying

Why Are Unions Dying?

By David Harder on the September, 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day everyone!   We have sales, football, rest, and time with family.   Hello, my beloved readers. Who is celebrating the labor movement today?   Here is a suggested test. Go onto any big-picture library and enter the word labor. I did it this morning with Unsplash. In […]


When Is The Best Time to Leave? How About Right Now?

When Is The Best Time to Leave? How About Right Now?

By David Harder on the August, 26, 2019

In the early 90s, we were given the opportunity to serve one of California’s largest employers. After a series of market events, the company was unraveling. One of their human resource executives came through our Inspired Work Program. She was impacted so deeply that within weeks, hundreds of employees were […]


Mid-Management, Engagements Final Frontier!

Mid-Managment, Engagements Final Frontier!

By David Harder on the August, 20, 2019

As the world undergoes the biggest restructuring of work since the Printing Revolution and task work disappears, the role of mid-management has become confusing. Because the very profession emerged out of task work. Routinely, individual contributors that produced the most work were rewarded with promotions into middle management. Usually, the […]


The Single Most Effective Way to Get the Raise That You Want

The Single Most Effective Way to Get the Raise That You Want

By David Harder on the August, 16, 2019

Sam walks into his boss’s office. “Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but I have over three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.” After a few minutes of haggling, the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, […]


What Are Courage Skills?​

What Are “Courage Skills?”​

By David Harder on the August, 12, 2019

Milo is an 11-pound dachshund and Bonedigger is a 500-pound lion. Milo and his lifelong friend Angel have forged a friendship with the Lion that is joyous and happy, and unexpected. The payoff of our practicing courage can also be having lives that are joyous, happy, and unexpected. There are […]


Tranced Out - The great American comfort crisis

Tranced Out – The great American comfort crisis

By David Harder on the August, 11, 2019

If ever there was a “Psychic Batman” in my life, it would be Bob Maurer, the head of behavioral science for UCLA’s Medical School. Once, we were talking about dating. He said, “The single most important thing you need to know about someone before you marry them is how they […]


Making a Difference - What happened to the human potential movement?

Making a Difference – What happened to the human potential movement?

By David Harder on the August, 6, 2019

America has become a country where anyone can believe anything they want and much of this outrageous signature began in California, the birthplace and world capital of the human potential movement.   I was a teenager when I first became involved in it. I didn’t jump into the seminars to […]


This is The Single Most Important Trend in Work

This is The Single Most Important Trend in Work

By David Harder on the August, 1, 2019

The American spirit was founded on optimism, which is vastly different than hope. Because hope requires no action. Optimism is the belief that our actions will lead to better lives. The famed psychiatrist Silvano Arieti once said, “The world’s mental institutions are filled with creative thinkers.” True creativity requires action. […]


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