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What is Fear of Success​ Really

What is “Fear of Success”​ Really?

By David Harder on the April, 15, 2019

Picture this:   You awaken in your waterfront apartment in Monaco. The sun is fresh and bright, the air is clean, you open your window and look down at your Perini Navi superyacht. The crew has been readying the boat for a voyage to the Seychelles. As you pass the […]


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 […]


3 Lies About Work That Threaten Our Democracy

3 Lies About Work That Threaten Our Democracy

By David Harder on the March, 28, 2019

Many of my readers are exhausted by the turmoil that is taking place in America.   For a while, I’ve asserted the underlying cause is not political. Our current political divisiveness is but a symptom of our nation’s relationship towards work.   Relevance is the purpose of democracy, where every […]


How Southwest Airlines Continues to Fly High

How Southwest Airlines Continues to Fly High

By David Harder on the March, 26, 2019

There was a time when airline travel represented a special occasion. People dressed up, flight attendants served great food, and everyone had plenty of legroom. Today, airline travel is by and large a commodity. Unfortunately, when most CEOs decide their business is a commodity, they also treat the customers and […]


How Curiosity Defines Our Future

How Curiosity Defines Our Future

By David Harder on the March, 15, 2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing.”   – Albert Einstein   Whenever we think of the twisted proverb, “Curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back,” it is easy to envision creative thinkers in their recliners yelling at the TV and inhaling […]


Stop Hiding.

By David Harder on the March, 13, 2019

Two years ago, I sat with one of the Deans at USC as she cried about the scandal with the School of Medicine, the President, and the physician who abused all of those young women. For people who have devoted their lives to students and building a world-class university, the […]


What If This Turmoil Isn't Political?

What If This Turmoil Isn’t Political?

By David Harder on the March, 12, 2019

If ever there was a time when America was at risk, it is right here and right now. Many friends and clients describe having more anxiety in day-to-day life than they did during the global financial crisis. But while we were preoccupied with the great recession, the world changed in […]


Is That a Mobility Scooter in Your Driveway?

Is That a Mobility Scooter in Your Driveway?

By David Harder on the February, 28, 2019

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”   “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.”   John F. Kennedy   A few years ago, […]


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 […]


Why We Must Be Reminded Of The Values That Live Above Our Political Divide

Why We Must Be Reminded Of The Values That Live Above Our Political Divide

By David Harder on the February, 7, 2019

The modern culture of outrage has created a landscape where contempt shoots down progress before even putting a seed in the ground.   As many of my readers know, I am posting quotes, stories and speeches from John F Kennedy as a reminder of just how much words from our […]


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