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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 […]


Were Tasks Ever That Much Fun

Were Tasks Ever That Much Fun?

By David Harder on the April, 12, 2019

Every day, I find myself in conversation with someone who is underemployed. For those who have taken on survival jobs, it can be very difficult to hear that we are actually coming into an era of work that offers us an unprecedented opportunity and not just to make good money. […]


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 […]


Work's Single Most Important Revolution

Work’s Single Most Important Revolution

By David Harder on the December, 19, 2018

The American spirit was founded on optimism, which is vastly different than hope. Optimism is the belief that our actions will lead to better lives. Now, optimism is being fused to profit-making and the results are spectacular.   No other category of work better symbolizes optimism than in our country’s rapidly […]


Will Work Save or End Democracy

Will Work Save or End Democracy?

By David Harder on the December, 6, 2018

For the next few minutes, please include the possibility that we might be wrong on everything we suggest.  Try on the upcoming thoughts and see where this narrative takes you. In an hour or two, if it doesn’t work, throw the ideas away.   As a method of government, Democracy has led […]


The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

By David Harder on the November, 29, 2018

Unless someone asks for it, telling people what to do simply does not work.   This is one of the basic ethics in ou approach to career development and talent management at Inspired Work.   A few years ago, Barack Obama made a rather enlightened statement when he came to […]


How to Get the Best Recommendations in the World!

How to Get the Best Recommendations in the World!

By David Harder on the November, 15, 2018

“There are two things people want more than sex and money…recognition and praise.” Mary Kay Ash   In today’s world of accelerating change, connectivity and learning have become the keys to our success.   In our social networking program, we teach people how to use LinkedIn, Facebook and other digital […]


How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

By David Harder on the October, 29, 2018

For much of my adult life, I’ve help orchestrate the success of people who want the best possible relationship towards their work. Quite often, someone tells me they have been the target of age discrimination due to an individual or organizational bias. While many cases exist, I am always concerned […]


This Political Scandal Called “Work”​

By David Harder on the October, 15, 2018

Earlier this week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized for making a claim that Donald Trump created 700,000 jobs while Barack Obama only created 195,000 new positions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that Trump created 708,000 jobs, Obama created 3 Million positions.   What is so outlandish about the numbers is […]


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