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How Can We Have So Much and Be So Soft?

How Can We Have So Much and Be So Soft?

By David Harder on the December, 4, 2019

I have always been able to have conversations with friends and family members with differing political views by connecting with the morals, values, and ethics that live above politics. You know, the ones that all of us used to remember as the ideals behind our American spirit. We treasured characteristics […]


How's Your Vision?

How’s Your Vision?

By David Harder on the December, 3, 2019

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”   Chuck Chamberlain – A New Set of Glasses   In the event that […]


Just When is it Time to Let Go of the Old World of Work?

Just When is it Time to Let Go of the Old World of Work?

By David Harder on the November, 30, 2019

Many of us have had jobs that were richly rewarding only to turn sour from change beyond our control?   It is impossible to count the number of conversations where someone tells me they wished they saw the writing on the wall more quickly.   It’s just basic human nature […]


Four Days That Will Build Extraordinary Gratitude in Your Life

Four Days That Will Build Extraordinary Gratitude in Your Life

By David Harder on the November, 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is indeed my favorite holiday. Even the title captures the spirit of giving and growing and experiencing new versions of ourselves.   There is a strange myth about giving. Unless our giving is “selfless” than it isn’t enough. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of my activities […]


The Speech John F Kennedy Was About to Give on the Day He Died

The Speech John F Kennedy Was About to Give on the Day He Died

By David Harder on the November, 19, 2019

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy   I grew up in a little dirtbag town with adoptive violent and evangelical parents. In that environment, I remember watching JFK get elected […]


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 […]


Coach or Therapist?

Coach or Therapist?

By David Harder on the November, 6, 2019

When we launched Inspired Work in 1990, the coaching profession was in its infancy. Today, the coaching industry generates about $2billion in revenue every year. In short order, coaches not only disrupted the therapeutic profession, but it also ran off with many of their most affluent clients. In Europe, seeing […]


How Shareholder Fixation Built a Culture of Mediocrity

How Shareholder Fixation Built a Culture of Mediocrity

By David Harder on the November, 4, 2019

In American business, there was a time when most CEOs accorded equal power to marketing, operations, human capital, and finances. It is merely what a leader did to build sustainability into a business.   The importance of American labor could be summarized in how we won World War II. Late […]


The Killer Filters - 5 ways we destroy change before it happens!

The Killer Filters – 5 ways we destroy change before it happens!

By David Harder on the November, 1, 2019

In 1990, we delivered the first Inspired Work Program, an immersive experience that has led thousands of people into turning points with their careers. We can provide this outcome in just two days. However, in the beginning, some of the programs were long. We had to find a way for […]


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 […]


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