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3 Necessities to Stay Out of That Pesky Career Dinosaur Club!

3 Necessities to Stay Out of That Pesky Career Dinosaur Club!

By David Harder on the May, 9, 2019

Virtually every month, someone got in my office and claimed a particular employer has age bias. Last week, I asked someone what happened. She went on to tell me that an interview with a company she found very attractive ended pretty quickly. She complained, “People in the film industry are […]


Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

By David Harder on the May, 1, 2019

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.       – Richard Bach   Over the years, we have helped thousands of people define their best professional options, the work they were born to do, as well as […]


How to Get the Best Recommendations​ Ever

How to Get the Best Recommendations​ Ever!

By David Harder on the April, 18, 2019

After participating in one of our programs, many of our clients come to us for support in career marketing or launching a business. Invariably, they will ask how to approach others for recommendations and endorsements.   The right answer is, “Don’t do it!”   In fact, getting great recommendations can […]


Where is Your High Road?

By David Harder on the April, 3, 2019

Defining and finding the work that is most meaningful to us is one of the greatest ways to lead a richly rewarding life.   For the last 28 years, my company has orchestrated the success of thousands of individuals in stepping into uniquely personalized careers. We have also helped a […]


The Real Price of Villifying the 1%

The Real Price of Vilifying the 1%

By David Harder on the February, 13, 2019

Upfront, I support raising taxes as someone becomes more wealthy.   Anything to the contrary suggests there isn’t enough for all of us. That said, demonizing wealth is one of the most reliable ways to remain poor. We learn nothing of value by focusing on dysfunction. For example, I wanted […]


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 […]


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