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What Will You Do With Freedom?

By David Harder on the June, 4, 2018

One of the most valuable books I devoured this past year is Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable. In it, Kelly, who is one of the tech industry’s most respected journalists, talks about ten emerging technologies that are going to transform how we live, work, communicate and even think. The gist is, […]


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What is the Fuel That Makes Life Worthwhile?

By David Harder on the May, 28, 2018

“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.” – Robert Kennedy   In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy urged Americans to think […]


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We Are Depending On You

By David Harder on the May, 27, 2018

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy   I have come to believe that everyone has a unique career DNA that is as personalized as his or her faces, his or her thump prints, and his or her outlooks. When they […]


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Is Your Industry Shrinking or Growing?

By David Harder on the May, 11, 2018

Right now, the acceleration of change is creating radical new predictions about how much disruption will happen with all of us who work. For the creative, adaptive and active learner, the road ahead is filled with opportunity, excitement, and growth. In fact, there are enormous options for professionals who become […]


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Why Political Leaders Will Not Tell the Truth About Work

By David Harder on the April, 16, 2018

The turmoil roiling through our country is reminiscent of the civil unrest that occurred in the UK during the dawn of the industrial revolution. At the time, vast changes handed out pink slips to most everyone who worked.   Our political leaders, in both parties, are doing a terrible job […]


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Are You A Profit-Maker or an Expense?

By David Harder on the April, 6, 2018

It was 1990 and one of the nation’s largest banks was starting to fall apart. A rather visionary human resources executive came to one of our first programs to evaluate whether we could help their employees do more than simply transition into another job. Soon after her attendance hundreds of […]


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How Unlearning Will Change Your Life

By David Harder on the March, 21, 2018

In a world where change grows every day, it is vitally important that we become athletic active learners. Over the last two decades, the acceleration of change has impacted each and every one of us. For many, the experience has been stressful and even damaging. New behaviors and outlooks are […]


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Self-Help – Built By Cheats, Charlatans & Used-Car Salesmen

By David Harder on the February, 13, 2018

When my first book was published, I had a struggle with my publisher because they wanted to put The Truth About Work into the self-help category. I don’t know one truly successful person who practices self help. In fact, when a talented individual tells me they are failing, it is usually because […]


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Is Information Overload Making Us Nuts? It has for thousands of years.

By David Harder on the February, 2, 2018

People don’t run out of dreams – people just run out of time. Glenn Frey – The Eagles   In 1970, my hero, the brilliant futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that by the turn of the century, we would be in continual information overload. This has come to pass. Today, we […]


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The Great Political Failure of Work

By David Harder on the January, 29, 2018

There has never been a more important time for the workers of America to discover the vast opportunities to make new and better livings. Today, it is easier to start a business, find the “dream job,” and to do work that is far more interesting. In fact, for many, doing […]


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