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How Can Elon Musk Be Saved?

How Can Elon Musk Be Saved?

By David Harder on the September, 28, 2018

Many of us don’t define what we truly want to accomplish with our lives because we believe, on some fundamental level, that the right people will not show up to help us.   However, once we define what we want to accomplish, our success is purely based on the quality […]


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Demonize Amazon? Nope! Study Them.

By David Harder on the April, 13, 2018

Americans have a great thirst for buying large quantities of things at the cheapest price possible. But, how is it that one business delivers on that desire and creates superior customer service while others view customers as a commodity for shareholder value? How does one company deliver value as talent […]


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When Do Human Capital Executives Take a Fall for the CEO?

By David Harder on the December, 21, 2017

An effective partnership between a CEO and the Chief Human Resource Officer has become one of the key factors of an organization’s success. However, there is an all too common breakdown that very few business journalists discuss. When a chief human resource officer comes to me with a career opportunity. […]


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The Single Most Important Trait in New Hires Might Surprise You

By David Harder on the December, 17, 2017

The wise holocaust survivor and philosopher Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” The dynamic can exponentially grow in its impact on an organization. Over the years, I have […]


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Why We Declared War on Disengagement

By David Harder on the October, 19, 2017

Gallup’s latest global engagement survey indicates that only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged.   The problem of disengagement is so vast that it is far more than a vexing business problem, it is a tragedy that inhabits our homes, schools, roads, families, and daily routines. Disengagement doesn’t imply […]


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Why Chief Human Resource Officers Can Become CEOs

By David Harder on the October, 18, 2017

Virtually every business publication and relevant academic research paper indicate that attracting, developing and motivating talent is the single most important element in successful business today. One of the most common failures with CEOs not reaching the objectives of their business plan is in their refusal to take charge of […]


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Why Employee Engagement Must Have a Democratic Solution

By David Harder on the October, 15, 2017

As many of my readers know, I have declared war on disengagement. My new book The Workplace Engagement Solution hit the market last month and has generated many new conversations about the world’s biggest productivity problem. According to Gallup, the trance of disengagement impacts 87% of the world’s workers. Disengagement also hurts families […]


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The #1 Solution with Being Bored at Work

By David Harder on the October, 7, 2017

“Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.” – Jean Baudrillard   I had a friend many years ago who had an ongoing problem with men. Once over dinner, she took responsibility for the problem as she said, “I can walk into a church […]


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HR 20.18 – What Does the Future Hold?

By David Harder on the August, 29, 2017

The human resources profession is undergoing the “Hero’s journey.” In literature, the Hero’s Journey typically involves someone who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed. The narrative might sound familiar to anyone who works because the degree of […]


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The Single Most Important and Overlooked Trait in Good Hires

By David Harder on the August, 14, 2017

The wise holocaust survivor and philosopher Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” This dynamic that Mr. Wiesel describes can exponentially grow in its impact on an […]


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