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How One Legal Secretary Saved Thousands of Lives

By David Harder on the April, 12, 2018

This past weekend, I was at the Luxe Sunset delivering an Inspired Work Program. Our participants were there to find a new purpose, new work, and in some cases, new careers.   I like to sit alone at lunch to decompress and that was when I read the news of […]


If JFK Lived One More Day

By David Harder on the October, 31, 2017

“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   The following statement is not partisan. It is an issue of need. There has never been a time in history where we needed […]

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What Brand Are U?

By David Harder on the September, 15, 2017

Business journalism spends lots of time presenting the power of brands. Let’s just bring up a few names as examples: Google, HBO, Disney, and Lloyds of London. What imagery and stories do these hallowed brands bring up? For many, Google is the number one brand representing progress. HBO is the […]

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Why Is Courage Essential in Any Engagement Program?

By David Harder on the September, 9, 2017

How could there possibly be a link between employee engagement and the way we relate to fear? As we shift from an industrial revolution based workplace to one that is driven by accelerating technological change, the way we relate to fear has profound implications of whether or not we are […]

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27 Years – What Did I Learn?

By David Harder on the September, 8, 2017

The life I lead began 27 years ago today. That morning opened with a drive down Pacific Coast Highway to the Loews Beach Hotel. Walking through the lobby, each step felt like a jump out of a plane without a parachute. But, an inner voice suggested I would find my […]

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What Is The Real Price of Diversity?

By David Harder on the August, 23, 2017

Yesterday, I was walking to the bank in Pacific Palisades when two elderly women ran out of the beauty salon wearing ugly cardboard and plastic sunglasses. Their hair was covered in the foil used during dye jobs to achieve that “natural look.” In unison, they yelled at me, “Do you […]

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Why We Must Trade-In Old-Fashioned Security for Growth

By David Harder on the August, 17, 2017

How many of us are conscious enough to be excited about trading in a sense of old-fashioned security for perpetual growth? Most of us need to be educated to even realize what the opportunity means on a personal level. For the vast majority, real change is a frightening prospect. For […]

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How Unlearning Gives You the Keys to Modern Life

By David Harder on the June, 13, 2017

In a world where change grows every day, it is vitally important that we become athletic active learners. It is equally important that we become “unlearners.” America’s great, late futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that by the turn of the century, most of us would be in a state of “future […]

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Why Learning Engagement Gives Us an Inspired Future

By David Harder on the May, 31, 2017

Change is everyone’s responsibility. In front of us is a world filled with more opportunity to craft successful lives than ever before. But, in order to fulfill that opportunity, we have to learn how to change on very personal and fundamental levels. We need to embrace continuous education and self-inquiry. […]

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We Did That

By David Harder on the May, 29, 2017

I can already see the crowds growing on the beach in front of our home. Later today, barbecues will fire up for that first summer party. Sailboats are offshore, many filled with friends and relatives who flew in for a beautiful Memorial Day in Los Angeles. My eyes rest on […]