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What if the Turmoil Isn't Political?

What if the Turmoil Isn’t Political?

By David Harder on the September, 7, 2018

If ever there was a time when America was at risk, it is right here and right now.   However, I am not pointing a finger at politics.   I am suggesting that underemployment is creating the kind of turmoil that sets the stage for the politics at hand.   […]


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A Whole New Game to Solve Underemployment

By David Harder on the September, 3, 2018

Those of us who work or employ others are swimming through larger and larger waves of change. But, many are losing faith they will play valuable roles in the future or progress economically.   This past year, I came to the conclusion that much of the turmoil rolling through our […]


Overcome Fear? How About Practicing Courage?

Overcome Fear? How About Practicing Courage?

By David Harder on the August, 26, 2018

The moment we commit our lives to avoid discomfort, we sentence our lives to mediocrity.   The dogs in this picture grew up around a lion who had been rescued when his mother was killed. One of the dachshunds squeezed into the lion’s pen. Three others followed. The lion and […]


Why Brick & Morter Retailers Are Joining the Boneyard

Why Brick & Morter Retailers Are Joining the Boneyard

By David Harder on the August, 22, 2018

#Americans have a great thirst for buying large quantities of things at the cheapest price possible.   This thirst has led many consumers to lower their standards of the “customer experience” and far too many CEOs are buying into that notion, setting a low bar with disengaged workers, shoddy check-out […]


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When Cancer Stops Dragging Them Away

By David Harder on the August, 19, 2018

Aretha Franklin was the biggest contributor to the soundtrack of my life. In my early 20’s I found a mentor who happened to be deeply spiritual. Whenever I had a problem, he instructed me to pray. I had grown up in an evangelical home filled with violence. So, I would […]


Why Is The Average Tenure of Trader Joe's Cashiers 19 Years

Why Is The Average Tenure of Trader Joe’s Cashiers 19 Years?

By David Harder on the August, 14, 2018

The employee engagement issues tend to be on full display in the grocery industry.   Customer and employee engagement is directly impacted by CEOs who go for the lowest prices or premium buying experiences, but rarely both. But there is a big problem with the commodity-driven and mediocre store experiences. […]


The #1 Way to Get a Raise - with Total Integrity

The #1 Way to Get a Raise – with Total Integrity

By David Harder on the August, 11, 2018

“I just believe that the way that young people’s minds develop is fascinating. If you are doing something for a grade or salary or a reward, it doesn’t have as much meaning as creating something for yourself and your own life.” Steve Wozniak   For several decades, I’ve have helped […]


The Man Who Taught Me Unlearning

The Man Who Taught Me Unlearning

By David Harder on the August, 7, 2018

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”   Alvin Toffler – Futurist   It has been said that love & hate cannot occupy the same space.   The same can be said of truth […]


The One Moment That Determines Our Success or Mediocrity

The One Moment That Determines Our Success or Mediocrity

By David Harder on the August, 5, 2018

Our country is in the midst of a behavioral plague. It is rooted in our growing persistence of seeking comfort rather than taking action.   If there is any doubt here are just a few pre-virtual reality statistics: America consumes over 80% of the world’s legal and illegal drugs. We […]


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What Do We Tell Her About The Future of Work?

By David Harder on the July, 30, 2018

Today’s college graduates will change careers, not jobs, 4-6 times.   In the Industrial Revolution, we found a good job, which gave us predictability and survival. By and large, political and religious leaders, our educational system and parents fell in line pushing the promise of predictability and survival over fulfillment. […]


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