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Are Roseanne & Samantha Bee Symptoms of Progress?

By David Harder on the June, 1, 2018

Perhaps it would be valuable for us to view the cancellation of the Rosanne Show not as a political move but as a stand against the vulgar and coarse energy that is growing throughout our culture. I am impressed with Bob Iger, who once again, is standing for the values […]

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What is the Fuel That Makes Life Worthwhile?

By David Harder on the May, 28, 2018

“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.” – Robert Kennedy   In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy urged Americans to think […]

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We Are Depending On You

By David Harder on the May, 27, 2018

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy   I have come to believe that everyone has a unique career DNA that is as personalized as his or her faces, his or her thump prints, and his or her outlooks. When they […]

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How Do We End High Turnover in the Technology Industry?

By David Harder on the May, 24, 2018

The technology industry tends to be very good at hiring people, keeping them is an entirely different matter. Gourmet lunches, pool tables in the break room, gyms, and onsite daycare are certainly nice perks but the tech industry has the highest turnover within all industry categories. Average tenure hovers around […]

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Trapped by Frenzy? How About A Cure?

By David Harder on the May, 21, 2018

“One reason most people never stop thinking is that mental frenzy keeps us from having to see the upsetting aspects of our lives. If I’m constantly brooding about my children or career, I won’t notice that I’m lonely. If I grapple continuously with logistical problems, I can avoid contemplating little […]

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Will We Become the Light or the Darkness?

By David Harder on the May, 20, 2018

I have often said that whatever we pay attention to is what we become. I’m up early catching up on work. A few days ago, we lost our beloved dog. Right now, one of my few assets in moving forward through this tidal wave of grief is to support someone […]

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Is Your Industry Shrinking or Growing?

By David Harder on the May, 11, 2018

Right now, the acceleration of change is creating radical new predictions about how much disruption will happen with all of us who work. For the creative, adaptive and active learner, the road ahead is filled with opportunity, excitement, and growth. In fact, there are enormous options for professionals who become […]

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The Man Who Taught Me Unlearning

By David Harder on the May, 9, 2018

One of the greatest learning experiences in my life came from a man named Phil Cohen who was the Artistic Director of Concordia University’s Leonardo Project. This past Sunday, Phil passed away and leaves behind him thousands of lives that were deeply touched by his brilliance, compassion and fierce commitment […]

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Why Political Leaders Will Not Tell the Truth About Work

By David Harder on the April, 16, 2018

The turmoil roiling through our country is reminiscent of the civil unrest that occurred in the UK during the dawn of the industrial revolution. At the time, vast changes handed out pink slips to most everyone who worked.   Our political leaders, in both parties, are doing a terrible job […]

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Demonize Amazon? Nope! Study Them.

By David Harder on the April, 13, 2018

Americans have a great thirst for buying large quantities of things at the cheapest price possible. But, how is it that one business delivers on that desire and creates superior customer service while others view customers as a commodity for shareholder value? How does one company deliver value as talent […]