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The World Above Politics

The World Above Politics

By David Harder on the August, 30, 2020

Every Sunday morning at 7, I call into a spiritual group and we support each other.   As I listen to their kindness, commitment, empathy, care, watchfulness, and contribution, I realize this is what most of us need to move forward.   Calling each other stupid isn’t cutting it. Always […]


Give Our Children the Skills They Need

Give Our Children the Skills They Need

By David Harder on the August, 29, 2020

We call it Connectivity.   Connectivity is a series of life skills that are essential in today’s workplace.   Without Connectivity, people and opportunities sail right past us.   Connectivity represents the Ability to fluidly and graciously connect with other people.   Connectivity includes the Ability to:   Draw Healthy […]


The Great Tipping Point in Education? It's Here

The Great Tipping Point in Education? It’s Here.

By David Harder on the August, 21, 2020

And so it begins.   The pandemic’s impact on higher education demonstrates an educational system out of touch with the needs of a modern world.   A growing number of students and parents are voicing that if we move education from campuses to virtual settings, that a discount ought to […]


The Man Who Taught Me Unlearning

The Man Who Taught Me Unlearning

By David Harder on the July, 22, 2020

“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   Love & hate cannot occupy the same space.   Trying to hold onto erroneous beliefs and truth is temporary. One will […]


Is Hope Killing Us?

Is Hope Killing Us?

By David Harder on the June, 16, 2020

There has never been a more important time to learn how to change ourselves enough to participate in the future of work. For most of us, true personal change requires that we include discomfort and fear as part of the ride. Frankly, we are no longer waiting for the future of work, […]


Hey Facebook! Is the Internet a Toilet?

Hey Facebook! Is the Internet a Toilet?

By David Harder on the June, 10, 2020

Lady Gaga recently said, “The Internet is a toilet.”   By the time that I read through the first six inches of today’s Facebook feed, I was feeling that it might just be better to go to bed and hide. And yet, I’ve got about 20 hours of work in […]


Stand

Stand.

By David Harder on the June, 9, 2020

We are the turning point.   We tried settling for hope,   We waited for others to right this ship.   When that didn’t happen,   We felt betrayed.   We let go of hope and learned to become optimists.   We no longer accept empty words and promises,   […]


What If Love Was In Charge?

What If Love Was In Charge?

By David Harder on the June, 3, 2020

Welcome to a world where today’s actions determine our future as a country.   This morning, I was greeted with the thought, “What if love was in charge?”   My brand of cynicism illuminated my distrust of our citizens. Far too many would respond that such an idea simply isn’t […]


My Favorite Hero

My Favorite Hero

By David Harder on the May, 30, 2020

A few years ago, a teenager named Brandon Farbstein contacted me with a note. It read,   “I have been looking for people that are masters in their profession. If you are open to a conversation, I would be grateful to learn anything that you want to share in how […]


If America is Failing Today's Workers, What must we do

If America is Failing Today’s Workers, What must we do?

By David Harder on the May, 17, 2020

“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   As the pandemic hit our country, our workers were already in distress from underemployment. On the surface, we were given glowing reports of the […]


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