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Engagement’s Morals, Values, and Ethics (Part One)

By David Harder on the August, 30, 2017

A good racing sailboat is built to get through any storm safely and quickly. It requires a keel to stay upright. One of the world’s most successful and upright leadership organizations the US Marines. Its keel is a code of conduct based on a series of morals, values, and ethics. […]

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HR 20.18 – What Does the Future Hold?

By David Harder on the August, 29, 2017

The human resources profession is undergoing the “Hero’s journey.” In literature, the Hero’s Journey typically involves someone who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed. The narrative might sound familiar to anyone who works because the degree of […]

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No Shortcuts – Adam Miller’s Road to Talent Success

By David Harder on the August, 3, 2017

The only true shortcut to success is in recognizing there are no shortcuts to success.   David Harder’s new book, The Workplace Engagement Solution, points out how disengagement often begins when we attempt shortcuts in how we build our talent. Instead of developing a robust employer brand, some organizations hire for expedience. […]

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The History of Disengagement – (Final Chapter) – What the Bleep Happened?

By David Harder on the June, 5, 2017

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou The turn of the century (2000) delivered an unprecedented number of angry, disillusioned, and unmotivated workers to America’s organizations. In 24 years, most businesses had adopted the philosophies of the Meckling / […]

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The History Behind the World’s Most Disengaged Workforce (Part Two)

By David Harder on the June, 2, 2017

“America’s greatness has been the greatness of a free people who share certain moral commitments.” Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.” John W. Gardner In 1975, America had a relatively stable workforce that clocked-in & clocked-out. We were living the dream spawned almost 300 years before during […]

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The History Behind The World’s Most Disengaged Workforce (Part One)

By David Harder on the June, 1, 2017

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santayana It is a fact that about 87% of the global workforce is disengaged. There are a series of historic events that created our present challenges. And, there is value in studying what happened that created so much […]

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Why the CEO Must be the First to Engage

By David Harder on the May, 29, 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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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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Why We Are At War With Disengagement

By David Harder on the May, 26, 2017

Gallup’s latest global engagement survey indicates that only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged. The problem of disengagement is so vast that it is far more than a vexing business problem, it is a tragedy that inhabits our homes, schools, roads, families, and daily routines. It is a society […]