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Trader Joe’s & The 18 Year Average Tenure

By David Harder on the May, 1, 2016

Did you know that the average tenure of a Trader Joe’s cashier is 18 years?   Every other week, we drive from the beach making our Trader Joe’s run. Yesterday was the date. As we neared the cashier, she flashed a big beautiful smile and called out,   “Hi, it’s […]

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A Life Raft for Mid-Manager

By David Harder on the April, 12, 2016

IN A RECENT Harvard Business School study, mid-managers emerged as the most disengaged of all workers. This isn’t a big surprise. Mid-managers are overworked, undervalued and are the most at-risk employees during lay-offs.   Academics and business authors routinely suggest that we get rid of them.   Mid-managers used to be […]

What Is An Engagement CEO?

By David Harder on the March, 7, 2016

If only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged, the probability is fairly high that many CEOs are not taking charge of their culture. While surveys and leadership development are valuable pieces of employee engagement, personal transformation is even more critical. Most employees are overwhelmed with the pace of change […]

Blow Up Hr – Again?

By David Harder on the July, 23, 2015

I love Harvard Business Review. Between The Atlantic Review and HBR help me appear to have at least an additional 10 IQ points. However, this months cover story “It’s Time To Blow Up HR and build something new” offers little in terms of new thought and misses the boat on the most critical […]