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Why Do Trader Joe's Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

Why Do Trader Joe’s Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

By David Harder on the December, 10, 2019

Employee engagement issues tend to be on full display in the grocery industry.   Ralph’s has a superstore within 50 yards of our front door. The employees are hairy, sweaty, and the men are worse. Kidding aside, the place is so disengaged that customers feel like intrusions. Most of the […]


Want Employee Engagement? Join the Marines!

Want Employee Engagement? Join the Marines!

By David Harder on the November, 18, 2019

“Someone who practices courage will take immediate action while someone who is trying to become fearless will be on the 5th self-help book.”   The sole purpose of a democracy is to make everyone relevant. If a CEO ever hopes to solve the employee engagement challenge, then he or she […]


What is An Engagement CEO?

What is An Engagement CEO?

By David Harder on the November, 7, 2019

According to Gallup, only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged. How are we getting anything done?   Well, we are doing it in a trance. The numbers around employee engagement are so bad that odds are high many CEOs are also disengaged. People’s rank has absolutely nothing to do with […]


The Industrial Revolution's Continued Haunting of Employee Engagement

The Industrial Revolution’s Continued Haunting of Employee Engagement

By David Harder on the October, 31, 2019

Happy Halloween Everybody! But, seriously, the impact of beliefs embedded during the Industrial Revolution is this scary. In fact, reluctance to go of the behaviors and beliefs from this era kill careers and employee engagement every-single-day.   For so many CEOs and human capital executives, employee disengagement continues to undermine […]


Why Does Employee Engagement Rely on Self-Change Skills?

Why Does Employee Engagement Rely on Self-Change Skills?

By David Harder on the October, 30, 2019

“I know I can be difficult but don’t worry, you’ll change.” The Modern Workplace   How many of us are conscious enough to be excited about trading in the traditional sense of security for perpetual growth?   In essence, this is what the new workplace offers, as well as demands. […]


Why Does Employee Engagement Require a Democracy?

Why Does Employee Engagement Require a Democracy?

By David Harder on the October, 29, 2019

One of the fundamental reasons that employee engagement is so elusive is that we are not teaching people how to change. The underemployed and disengaged workers believe they can’t change. Others want to change but don’t know-how. As we leave behaviors from the Industrial Revolution far behind us, let’s at […]


Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don't start at all!

Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don’t start at all!

By David Harder on the October, 28, 2019

Real leaders do more than manage marketing and finances. They impact, influence, and inspire results from everyone. They are willing to do whatever it takes to generate passion from everyone on the team. They do this by listening, by never cutting corners, and by helping everyone attain their own dreams […]


What if the Turmoil Isn't Political?

What if the Turmoil Isn’t Political?

By David Harder on the October, 25, 2019

For many of us, turning on the news or reading posts on Facebook produces facial ticks and feelings the Apocalypse is at hand. But for those of us who work, we cannot afford to be distracted.   The world is in the midst of the most extensive restructuring of work […]


How Will Courage Skills Change Our Lives?

How Will Courage Skills Change Our Lives?

By David Harder on the October, 2, 2019

“How can you say such hurtful things about people? Words Matter! Seriously, how do you sleep in your car at night?” Triumph the Insult Comic Dog   As my pal Triumph has often shared, words do matter. I’ve observed that the biggest breakdown with our intention to succeed shows up […]


The Words & Phrases That Cut Your Power in Half!

The Words & Phrases That Cut Your Power in Half!

By David Harder on the September, 30, 2019

When the late and great Toni Morrison accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, she said,   “We die. Perhaps that is the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”   So how is our society doing in terms of language representing the measure of […]


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