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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 […]


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 […]


Mid-Management, Engagements Final Frontier!

Mid-Managment, Engagements Final Frontier!

By David Harder on the August, 20, 2019

As the world undergoes the biggest restructuring of work since the Printing Revolution and task work disappears, the role of mid-management has become confusing. Because the very profession emerged out of task work. Routinely, individual contributors that produced the most work were rewarded with promotions into middle management. Usually, the […]


Why the Employer Brand is the Most Important Brand of All

Why the Employer Brand is the Most Important Brand of All

By David Harder on the June, 17, 2019

Who would you rather work for?   United Airlines or Southwest Airlines?   Google or Yahoo?   Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s?   Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one […]


Why the Employer Brand Became More Important Than the Consumer Brand

Why the Employer Brand Became More Important Than the Consumer Brand

By David Harder on the April, 23, 2019

Who would you rather work for?   United Airlines or Southwest Airlines? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s?   Odds are high that you have identified the better employer with each example simply through word-of-mouth or direct customer experience. Or, you might be seriously interested in working for one of these […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Social Entrepreneur of the Month! He provides a miracle that science has chased for years.

Social Entrepreneur of the Month! He provides a miracle that science has chased for years.

By David Harder on the January, 7, 2019

He’s 81, a non-scientist, and has broken the code for a green future.   As I shared in a recent article, Social Entrepreneurs are becoming the single most impactful and positive change in the future of work. These are people who insist that changing our world for the better can […]


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