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Engagement. Mid-Management’s Final Frontier!

By David Harder on the July, 26, 2018

Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.   Warren Bennis   In a recent Harvard Business School study, mid-managers emerged as the most disengaged of all workers. This isn’t a big surprise. Mid-managers are overworked, undervalued and are the most at-risk employees during lay-offs.   […]


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Why is Your Employer Brand More Important Than Your Consumer Brand?

By David Harder on the July, 18, 2018

Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest Airlines? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one of these organizations so […]


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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 […]


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Why Must the CEO be the First to Engage?

By David Harder on the January, 23, 2018

If 87% of the world’s talent is disengaged, the probability of CEOs also being disengaged is pretty high.   For years, my company has produced engagement with intact teams. We’ve produced great results regardless of the overall engagement level throughout an organization. When I was asked by the business publisher […]


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How One Tech CEO Created Talent Stability

By David Harder on the January, 16, 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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Why Chief Human Resource Officers Can Become CEOs

By David Harder on the October, 18, 2017

Virtually every business publication and relevant academic research paper indicate that attracting, developing and motivating talent is the single most important element in successful business today. One of the most common failures with CEOs not reaching the objectives of their business plan is in their refusal to take charge of […]


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Why the CEO Must be the First to Engage

By David Harder on the October, 9, 2017

If 87% of the world’s talent is disengaged, the probability of CEOs also being actively disengaged is pretty high. With a purely democratic solution, the global disengagement problem can only be solved if everyone from the entry-level worker to the CEO/owner is dealing directly with his or her own engagement. […]


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An Engagement CEO Gives a Million-Dollar Coaching Session on One Page

By David Harder on the August, 1, 2017

Full and sustainable employee engagement begins with a CEO or business owner. According to David Harder, author of The Workplace Engagement Solution (Career Press), most employee engagement programs fail because they are turned over to someone with less authority to initiate what in essence is a life-changing directive.   Time-and-time again, we […]


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Why the CEO Must be the First to Engage

By David Harder on the July, 15, 2017

If 87% of the world’s talent is disengaged, the probability of CEOs also being actively disengaged is pretty high. With a purely democratic solution, the global disengagement problem can only be solved if everyone from the entry-level worker to the CEO/owner is dealing directly with his or her own engagement. […]


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Can Anyone Get Away With It?

By David Harder on the June, 6, 2017

There is one common theme in the news this morning – our reaction to the new transparency. Individuals, political and business leaders, most everyone is adjusting to a new reality and a new idea: Everyone can see you. My readers know that I support people with their work and organizations […]


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