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Why Do Trader Joe's Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

Why Do Trader Joe’s Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

By David Harder on the December, 10, 2019

Employee engagement issues tend to be on full display in the grocery industry.   Ralph’s has a superstore within 50 yards of our front door. The employees are hairy, sweaty, and the men are worse. Kidding aside, the place is so disengaged that customers feel like intrusions. Most of the […]


Want Employee Engagement? Join the Marines!

Want Employee Engagement? Join the Marines!

By David Harder on the November, 18, 2019

“Someone who practices courage will take immediate action while someone who is trying to become fearless will be on the 5th self-help book.”   The sole purpose of a democracy is to make everyone relevant. If a CEO ever hopes to solve the employee engagement challenge, then he or she […]


How Shareholder Fixation Built a Culture of Mediocrity

How Shareholder Fixation Built a Culture of Mediocrity

By David Harder on the November, 4, 2019

In American business, there was a time when most CEOs accorded equal power to marketing, operations, human capital, and finances. It is merely what a leader did to build sustainability into a business.   The importance of American labor could be summarized in how we won World War II. Late […]


The Killer Filters - 5 ways we destroy change before it happens!

The Killer Filters – 5 ways we destroy change before it happens!

By David Harder on the November, 1, 2019

In 1990, we delivered the first Inspired Work Program, an immersive experience that has led thousands of people into turning points with their careers. We can provide this outcome in just two days. However, in the beginning, some of the programs were long. We had to find a way for […]


The Industrial Revolution's Continued Haunting of Employee Engagement

The Industrial Revolution’s Continued Haunting of Employee Engagement

By David Harder on the October, 31, 2019

Happy Halloween Everybody! But, seriously, the impact of beliefs embedded during the Industrial Revolution is this scary. In fact, reluctance to go of the behaviors and beliefs from this era kill careers and employee engagement every-single-day.   For so many CEOs and human capital executives, employee disengagement continues to undermine […]


Why Does Employee Engagement Rely on Self-Change Skills?

Why Does Employee Engagement Rely on Self-Change Skills?

By David Harder on the October, 30, 2019

“I know I can be difficult but don’t worry, you’ll change.” The Modern Workplace   How many of us are conscious enough to be excited about trading in the traditional sense of security for perpetual growth?   In essence, this is what the new workplace offers, as well as demands. […]


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 […]


What if the Turmoil Isn't Political?

What if the Turmoil Isn’t Political?

By David Harder on the October, 25, 2019

For many of us, turning on the news or reading posts on Facebook produces facial ticks and feelings the Apocalypse is at hand. But for those of us who work, we cannot afford to be distracted.   The world is in the midst of the most extensive restructuring of work […]


Does Your Tribe Support You or Own You?

Does Your Tribe Support You or Own You?

By David Harder on the October, 9, 2019

“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.”     – Friedrich Nietzsche My closet is filled with costumes. […]


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