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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 […]


Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal?

By David Harder on the May, 4, 2020

Which Side of This Table Will You be Standing?   The world will not be going back to normal.   The last time many of us waited for the world to change,   We were unprepared to change ourselves.   The future of work is no longer in the future. […]


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 […]


A Few Alternatives to Easter

A Few Alternatives to Easter

By David Harder on the April, 10, 2020

I have never had issues with people of faith attending church and celebrating the story of Christ, except for this weekend.   Many of us have not yet had someone close to them fall victim to the Coronavirus. Two and a half weeks ago, Terrence McNally, one of our country’s […]


Could Sheltering Become Your Turning Point?

By David Harder on the April, 6, 2020

Every generation gets an event that tends to shape their thinking, outlook, and behavior. In my personal experience, the current events that we are encountering today cannot help but create a re-set in most of our lives. There will be a profound positive change in our culture. Sadly, we will […]


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 […]


How Beauty Could Save the World

How Beauty Could Save the World

By David Harder on the January, 31, 2020

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and […]


Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

By David Harder on the January, 27, 2020

Last night, millions watched the Grammy Awards televised from the Staples Center. Only hours before, sports icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter lost their lives. For many, performing in the “house that Kobe built,” became a remarkably moving experience for people that were there or watching on Television.   As […]


Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?

Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?

By David Harder on the January, 16, 2020

Part One – Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?   Perhaps my chief concern about politics today is that too many of our citizens have fallen into choosing the reality they want and shaping the narrative that suits them without any concerns about whether or not it is true. […]


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