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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 […]


Why Active Learners Own the Future of Work

Why Active Learners Own the Future of Work

By David Harder on the November, 11, 2019

Accelerating change is impacting virtually every worker, employer, and business owner.   Accelerating change is making many highly educated individuals functionally illiterate.   For example, in the last few years, thousands of associate attorneys didn’t envision that Legal Zoom, a cheap digital platform with a simple interface would eliminate big portions of […]


Why Does Employee Engagement Require a Democracy?

Why Does Employee Engagement Require a Democracy?

By David Harder on the October, 29, 2019

One of the fundamental reasons that employee engagement is so elusive is that we are not teaching people how to change. The underemployed and disengaged workers believe they can’t change. Others want to change but don’t know-how. As we leave behaviors from the Industrial Revolution far behind us, let’s at […]


Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don't start at all!

Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don’t start at all!

By David Harder on the October, 28, 2019

Real leaders do more than manage marketing and finances. They impact, influence, and inspire results from everyone. They are willing to do whatever it takes to generate passion from everyone on the team. They do this by listening, by never cutting corners, and by helping everyone attain their own dreams […]


Burn All The Boats - How one sole breadwinner transformed his career

Burn All The Boats – How one sole breadwinner transformed his career

By David Harder on the October, 14, 2019

Four years ago, Dave Roth walked into the Inspired Work Program. He was confident, handsome, a father, and a marketing executive with a significant digital brand. One of his colleagues told him how the Inspired Work Program impacted his career. Early on, he said he didn’t know what to expect […]


When Someone Does the Work - Tell Them

When Someone Does the Work – Tell Them

By David Harder on the October, 4, 2019

Once in a while, a client or friend gives an acknowledgment that makes me speechless.   I started working with a brilliant talent executive at Disney almost 20 years ago. We designed a leadership program that continues to be used at the company today. I’ve worked with this guy through […]


BELIEVE

BELIEVE

By David Harder on the September, 16, 2019

Spiritual, human development, and “self-help” leaders have often told us that what we believe determines the shape and course of our lives. I find that most people want to realize their potential, lead fulfilling lives, and find the purpose that elevates their work into a truly meaningful experience. Instead, many […]


One Airline Pilot + One New Mindset = A Digital Business Owner

One Airline Pilot + One New Mindset = A Digital Business Owner

By David Harder on the September, 5, 2019

We have practiced a little ritual every September since 1990.   We look back on what has happened since Inspired Work was launched on a beach in Malibu. When I found my life’s work in 1990, everything changed. My life fell into place. Like the many people who’ve participated in […]


Why Are Unions Dying

Why Are Unions Dying?

By David Harder on the September, 2, 2019

Happy Labor Day everyone!   We have sales, football, rest, and time with family.   Hello, my beloved readers. Who is celebrating the labor movement today?   Here is a suggested test. Go onto any big-picture library and enter the word labor. I did it this morning with Unsplash. In […]


When Is The Best Time to Leave? How About Right Now?

When Is The Best Time to Leave? How About Right Now?

By David Harder on the August, 26, 2019

In the early 90s, we were given the opportunity to serve one of California’s largest employers. After a series of market events, the company was unraveling. One of their human resource executives came through our Inspired Work Program. She was impacted so deeply that within weeks, hundreds of employees were […]


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