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How Did One CFO Become a Wealthy Farmer?

How Did One CFO Become a Wealthy Farmer?

By David Harder on the June, 26, 2020

Many of our people are facing profound challenges with change and making a living.   Over the next few weeks, we are running a series of articles highlighting some of the remarkable people that have not only changed their work, they have transformed every aspect of how they make a […]


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 […]


My Last Pandemic

By David Harder on the April, 22, 2020

It was the early 80s. My first partner and I had just moved in together. He had just passed the California State Bar and gone to work for a big law firm. I was making good money in the staffing industry and getting concert dates in jazz clubs. We got […]


Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

By David Harder on the March, 2, 2020

To suggest that we are living in deep turmoil could be my understatement of the day.   Much of today’s turmoil involves ongoing collisions with change and for many, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction represents a turning point. But, a turning point for what?   Advancing technology is part of it. The […]


The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

By David Harder on the February, 17, 2020

“How can you say such hurtful things to people? Words Matter! Seriously, how do you sleep in your car at night?” Triumph the Insult Comic Dog   Soft skills deserve a big fat apology from most human capital, training, and sales professionals.   Why do we so easily dismiss the […]


Work Time to Start Something New?

Work. Time to Start Something New?

By David Harder on the January, 15, 2020

We are living at a time when doing what we most love to do is what we ought to do for a living.   There has never been a better time to do the work that matters and to do the work we love.   Technology isn’t taking away work, […]


Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

By David Harder on the January, 6, 2020

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Freidrich Nietzsche   We take people through journies […]


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 […]


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