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How Social Networking Can Drive Innovation

By David Harder on the October, 16, 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 had been invented years before. Quite simply, Edison applied new ideas and knowledge to the innovations that he found from the world around him. His networking skills not only made him wildly successful, his efforts led to Edison becoming a category leader.   Developing sophisticated networking skills in all talent […]

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Will Your Tribe Make or Break You?

By David Harder on the October, 16, 2017

What happens right after we make a decision to change the business or the course of our lives?   We tell members of our tribes. The challenge with tribes is that they have rigid rituals and expectations. When we break one of those rituals, the general response is some form of, “You’re crazy.” While we rarely talk about their impact, tribes wield enormous influence over our decisions and behavior. Tribes wait for us at home, work, down the hall, across the campus, at the church, in our political parties, or at the club. Tribes determine what we wear at work, […]

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A Whole New Form of Social Networking

By David Harder on the October, 15, 2017

  Inspired Social Networking    Begins on Wednesday, November 8 from 4-6 p.m.   Regardless of how skilled you are with social media, Inspired Social Networking will elevate how you experience the process and transform your results. The program blends the best of high-touch business development practices with straightforward online technology to build targeted relationships with the very people that you want in your circle. Inspired Social Networking is used by beginners and seasoned digital marketing professionals. In fact, a number of our clients use this methodology as their primary business development platform.   Inspired Social Networking takes place in four easy […]

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The Global Talent Crisis That Will Impact Every-Single-One-Of-Us

By David Harder on the August, 26, 2017

We have a massive global crisis on our hands around work and livelihood. The numbers speak for themselves. 48% of Americans view themselves as underemployed. In other words, they are living from paycheck to paycheck. It is impossible for people to have self-esteem if they are not having a direct experience of productivity. Essentially, this number indicates that half of today’s workers are not keeping up with change. Only 13% of the world’s workers fit the criteria of being engaged. That means that 87% are not fully awake at the wheel. Billions of profit are lost to these figures every […]


Pulling Back the Curtain on LA – A Great, Great, City

By David Harder on the June, 29, 2017

Last Friday, I had elective surgery at Cedars-Sinai and am recovering quite nicely. Everyone on that staff was world-class wonderful. In the evening, the phlebotomist came to visit. When she finished, I asked how long she had been with the hospital and quickly learned she is from Chicago and putting herself through nursing school. I asked what she thought of Los Angeles. “It’s filled with such superficial, self-centered people.” Quickly, I pointed out that I was one of them and gave her the many reasons I love this town over all others. I asked, “Where have you been and how […]

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Do You Have Option Paralysis?

By David Harder on the May, 22, 2017

A few years ago, Stanford finished a study indicating the average professional doubles their knowledge every four years. They said “average.” What about today’s active learner? For those of us who open ourselves to growth, there is more under there every day. As we grow, if we do not update our surroundings and our work, life starts to turn into an ill-fitting suit. In my work, I’ve observed we can respond to this by either becoming pushed by the pain or pulled by a new vision. The very nature of growth includes discomfort! Personally, I’ve experienced far more growth when […]

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The Best Graduate Gift Ever

By David Harder on the May, 18, 2017

Graduating from school is one of the most important rites of passage in our lives. But don’t expect it to look like the past! Today’s average college graduate will change careers not jobs four to six times. In practical terms what does that mean for someone graduating today? First, the great gift of a formal education is that it shows us how to learn. Active learners already rule the world. In earlier generations, we got a degree, we got a job and we worked. Now, we learn and grow every single day. This represents a vast change in our culture […]

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Will You Ever Overcome Fear?

By David Harder on the December, 5, 2016

In a culture fixated on security we have reinforced the myth that there is something fundamentally inadequate about us when we feel fear. If that is the case, we construct our lives around avoiding fear and as a result, the real and best opportunities don’t even reach our field of vision. All of this strange ideology disappears as we cross a street and a large truck roars around the corner. As it heads directly towards us our biology takes over. An alarm goes off that pours powerful hormones and chemicals into our body. This system is perfectly designed for taking […]

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Two Life Changing Programs

By David Harder on the October, 31, 2016

One program has helped over 42,000 people transform their relationship towards work.   One program turns social networking into the biggest business development resource in your arsenal.   UPCOMING PROGRAMS   The Inspired Work Program   Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6 or December 3 & 4   The Inspired Work Program is this weekend,   You spend most of your hours getting ready for it, getting to it, being at it, coming home and recovering from it.   From the vantage point of time, work is the biggest relationship that we have.   We offer the world’s most […]

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Why We Need to Go Back to School!

By David Harder on the September, 5, 2016

According to Cathy Sandeen, the Chancellor from University of Wisconsin, today’s average college graduate will change careers (not jobs) four to six times. There are other futurists who predict even more frequent transformation.     The new era of work is turning generations of rote cultural behaviors upside down. For example, for hundreds of years, we went through the educational factory culminating in a degree. Once that happened, the education stopped.     Now, static education is obsolete before the ink is dry. Learning content needs to be updated almost as quickly as it is written.     Today, higher […]