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Work's Single Most Important Revolution

Work’s Single Most Important Revolution

By David Harder on the December, 19, 2018

The American spirit was founded on optimism, which is vastly different than hope. Optimism is the belief that our actions will lead to better lives. Now, optimism is being fused to profit-making and the results are spectacular.   No other category of work better symbolizes optimism than in our country’s rapidly […]


Will Work Save or End Democracy

Will Work Save or End Democracy?

By David Harder on the December, 6, 2018

For the next few minutes, please include the possibility that we might be wrong on everything we suggest.  Try on the upcoming thoughts and see where this narrative takes you. In an hour or two, if it doesn’t work, throw the ideas away.   As a method of government, Democracy has led […]


The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

By David Harder on the November, 29, 2018

Unless someone asks for it, telling people what to do simply does not work.   This is one of the basic ethics in ou approach to career development and talent management at Inspired Work.   A few years ago, Barack Obama made a rather enlightened statement when he came to […]


What is Fear of Success

What is Fear of Success – Really?

By David Harder on the November, 25, 2018

Picture this.   You wake up tomorrow morning with the news that all of your bills have been paid, you have paid cash for a spectacular beach home in the Malibu Colony and purchased a brand-new Azimut 77S with crew of two (picture above) docked and waiting in the Marina. […]


How to Get the Best Recommendations in the World!

How to Get the Best Recommendations in the World!

By David Harder on the November, 15, 2018

“There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.” Mary Kay Ash   In today’s world of accelerating change, connectivity and learning have become the keys to our success.   In our social networking program, we teach people how to use LinkedIn, Facebook and other digital […]


How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

By David Harder on the October, 29, 2018

For much of my adult life, I’ve help orchestrate the success of people who want the best possible relationship towards their work. Quite often, someone tells me they have been the target of age discrimination due to an individual or organizational bias. While many cases exist, I am always concerned […]


This Political Scandal Called “Work”​

By David Harder on the October, 15, 2018

Earlier this week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized for making a claim that Donald Trump created 700,000 jobs while Barack Obama only created 195,000 new positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Trump created 708,000 jobs, Obama created 3 Million positions.   What is so outlandish about the numbers is […]


My Prayer for the United States of America

My Prayer for the United States of America

By David Harder on the October, 2, 2018

This morning, I have one prayer for our country:   That we find ways to collaborate and respect each other, recognizing that political differences are superficial, especially when compared to what is possible.   I also pray that we recognize much of the turmoil in this country is about change. […]


My Favorite Publisher is About to Become Your Favorite Source of Good

By David Harder on the September, 30, 2018

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Khalil Gibran   Giving is not a selfless act. Giving improves the lives of everyone it touches. I’ve observed that when someone has the lowest self-esteem, perhaps even self-loathing, giving is the most reliable way […]


What Are Courage Skills?

What Are Courage Skills?

By David Harder on the September, 26, 2018

Soft Skills: Personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.   Over the years, I’ve observed the words “soft skills” as a derogatory term, often used to dismiss entire categories of learning. This is done because the development of such skills requires courage. Learning how […]


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