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The Skill Crisis That Undermines Adults and Our Children

By David Harder on the March, 2, 2017

In our culture, we have a growing challenge and dare I imply “crisis” around a variety of life skill deficits that impact many adults and will undermine the careers of our growing children.   For many years, I have observed many of our participants wake up and attain the work […]

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Growing Old Disgracefully

By David Harder on the February, 19, 2017

A few days ago, someone a few years younger than I blamed ageism for his unemployment. I responded quite strongly, “Well, of course, you’re not getting a job because you are carrying around that energy.” Resignation is giving up and it is usually driven by the notion we are not […]

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When Human Resources Ought to Keep Their Bags Packed

By David Harder on the February, 13, 2017

Pretty scary title? Well, this story can have an even more uncomfortable outcome. There is a pattern that goes on all of the time between CEOs and the Chief Human Resource Officers. I’ve encountered the pattern in my work with a sizable number of chief human resource executives as individual […]

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The Shockingly Untapped Resource of Social Networking

By David Harder on the January, 24, 2017

How many people assume the world’s most innovative companies invent most of their technology in house? Far more innovation is found by individuals going out into the world and finding breakthroughs which they bring back. Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. He networked and found the incandescent bulb that […]

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The Shocking Truth About “Disunited” Airlines

By David Harder on the January, 18, 2017

In 2015, a sizeable group of past and current United Airlines employees signed a petition filed by demanding the resignation of United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek. It called Smisek out for cutting costs at the expense of services and taking steps that damage retirees – all actions the group […]

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Transform Your Social Media Output!

By David Harder on the December, 3, 2016

Inspired Social Networking   Begins again on Tuesday, December 13 from 4-6 p.m. (PST) or Monday, January 9 with three additional virtual sessions.     When Inspired Work dug its way out of the “great recession” we looked at the potential of social media to build engaged and tailored communities […]

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Perhaps it is time to make change work for you:

By David Harder on the November, 28, 2016

In 1970, the great futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that technology would accelerate the rate of change to such dizzying levels that by the turn of the century most people would be in a perpetual state of shock trying to absorb too much change in too short a period of time. […]

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Is Discrimination Getting Any Better? Think Again.

By David Harder on the June, 28, 2016

Many organizations are talking about generational differences. How about generational discrimination? When we look through history, every decade seems to offer a category in which it becomes OK to attack an entire category of people. In the 90’s is was the gays. If any of you think this is a stretch, […]

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Irrevocable Happiness – What’s in it for You?

By David Harder on the June, 14, 2016

In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy urged Americans to think about how we measure what makes a country great in new ways.  He said the Gross National Product doesn’t measure the health of our children, the beauty of our poetry, our courage, our wisdom, or our compassion.   “It measures everything […]

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One Critical Way to Qualify Your CEO

By David Harder on the May, 30, 2016

I serve quite a few chief human resource officers. When we are in a career marketing search, I tend to get a little strident about in how important it is to qualify the boss – usually the CEO.   Here are a couple of central questions:   Has the CEO […]