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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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Mid-Management. Engagements Final Frontier

By David Harder on the January, 11, 2018

In a Harvard Business School study, mid-level managers emerged as the most disengaged of all workers. This is not a big surprise. Mid-managers are overworked, undervalued, and the most at-risk employees during layoffs. Academics and business authors routinely suggest that we get rid of them as a first step to […]

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How One Boss Changed My Entire Life

By David Harder on the October, 30, 2017

Doing the right thing seems to be as much the product of instinct as intelligence.   Today, a dear friend and I are getting together with our former boss – Gail Angel. I have not seen her in twenty-three years! Gail owned one of the most successful staffing companies in […]

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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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Conquering Change – How to lead rather than follow a rapidly accelerating world

By David Harder on the October, 8, 2017

We live in tumultuous times. The industrial revolution is being replaced so quickly that few people have adequately defined “what’s next.” But the prelude to change is already in front of us. Simply play out the impact of 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Information Filtering and we […]

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Why Your Employer Brand is Definitively More Important Than Your Consumer Brand

By David Harder on the September, 26, 2017

Who would you rather work for? United Airlines or Southwest? Google or Yahoo? Vons/Safeway or Trader Joe’s? Consider the following. Whatever talent you attract is what your organization becomes to the world and to the consumer. If you can’t attract the best talent in your industry, you will never achieve category leadership. […]

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The 7 Engagement Questions Every CEO Needs to Answer

By David Harder on the August, 22, 2017

I wrote The Workplace Engagement Solution with a commitment to define a practical and actionable response to disengagement. According to Gallup’s last global survey, about 87% of the world’s workers are disengaged. The consulting world treats employee engagement as a chronic illness. Surveys tell us how big the problem is. It is […]

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An Engagement CEO Gives a Million-Dollar Coaching Session on One Page

By David Harder on the August, 1, 2017

Full and sustainable employee engagement begins with a CEO or business owner. According to David Harder, author of The Workplace Engagement Solution (Career Press), most employee engagement programs fail because they are turned over to someone with less authority to initiate what in essence is a life-changing directive.   Time-and-time again, we […]

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Why the CEO Must be the First to Engage

By David Harder on the July, 15, 2017

If 87% of the world’s talent is disengaged, the probability of CEOs also being actively disengaged is pretty high. With a purely democratic solution, the global disengagement problem can only be solved if everyone from the entry-level worker to the CEO/owner is dealing directly with his or her own engagement. […]

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About Yesterday

By David Harder on the June, 15, 2017

I have the pleasure of knowing some of the most spiritually advanced leaders in the world and most of them never mention politics in their posts, publishing or presentations. I’ve always admired them for that discipline. I did not join them because there continued to be parts of me that […]