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The Missing Lesson in John Sculley’s Bloody Turf War

By David Harder on the May, 28, 2017

Business Insider recently named John Sculley one of the “fifteen worst CEOs of all time.” Little is said about the pathology that led to his stripping “rival” Steve Jobs of all power, essentially firing him. I often characterize disengagement as “going through the motions without thinking of motion’s consequences.” We […]

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Why We Don’t Use Assessments

By David Harder on the May, 27, 2017

For most of us, work is the biggest relationship that we have. Why a relationship? When we launched Inspired Work, my work engagement company, the practice of using career assessments was quite popular. But an assessment only measures superficial aspects and truths about a person’s skills and probable best roles. […]

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The #1 Reason Human Resource Executives Get Thrown Under the Bus

By David Harder on the May, 21, 2017

If 87% of the world’s workers are disengaged, odds are pretty high that we have a number of CEOs, business owners, and Chief Human Resource Officers that are suffering from the same malady. Disengagement often shows up as going through the motions, of not being present enough to think through […]

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How HR Professionals Lose Their Lives Through Competency

By David Harder on the May, 10, 2017

It was 1990 and one of the nation’s largest banks was starting to fall apart. A rather visionary human resources executive came to one of our first programs to evaluate whether we could help their employees do more than simply transition into another job. Soon after her attendance, hundreds of […]

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The Shame Game with Corporate Culture

By David Harder on the May, 4, 2017

If global workforce engagement is only 13%, odds are that a number of workers in your organization are in a trance. Odds are also high that a consultant is standing in front of you telling you it is the fault of your culture. The fundamental problem around all of this […]

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Does an Engaged CEO Ask or Dictate?

By David Harder on the May, 1, 2017

For years, we have been giving customized 360s to CEOs and senior leadership. However, we don’t send out a consultant to gather feedback. The participating executive does that. Prior to designing customized interviews, we invest a great deal of time learning details about each significant stakeholder relationship and business issues. […]