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Just When is it Time to Let Go of the Old World of Work?

Just When is it Time to Let Go of the Old World of Work?

By David Harder on the November, 30, 2019

Many of us have had jobs that were richly rewarding only to turn sour from change beyond our control?   It is impossible to count the number of conversations where someone tells me they wished they saw the writing on the wall more quickly.   It’s just basic human nature […]


Four Days That Will Build Extraordinary Gratitude in Your Life

Four Days That Will Build Extraordinary Gratitude in Your Life

By David Harder on the November, 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is indeed my favorite holiday. Even the title captures the spirit of giving and growing and experiencing new versions of ourselves.   There is a strange myth about giving. Unless our giving is “selfless” than it isn’t enough. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of my activities […]


Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don't start at all!

Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don’t start at all!

By David Harder on the October, 28, 2019

Real leaders do more than manage marketing and finances. They impact, influence, and inspire results from everyone. They are willing to do whatever it takes to generate passion from everyone on the team. They do this by listening, by never cutting corners, and by helping everyone attain their own dreams […]


Were Tasks Ever That Much Fun

Were Tasks Ever That Much Fun?

By David Harder on the April, 12, 2019

Every day, I find myself in conversation with someone who is underemployed. For those who have taken on survival jobs, it can be very difficult to hear that we are actually coming into an era of work that offers us an unprecedented opportunity and not just to make good money. […]


Where is Your High Road?

By David Harder on the April, 3, 2019

Defining and finding the work that is most meaningful to us is one of the greatest ways to lead a richly rewarding life.   For the last 28 years, my company has orchestrated the success of thousands of individuals in stepping into uniquely personalized careers. We have also helped a […]


3 Lies About Work That Threaten Our Democracy

3 Lies About Work That Threaten Our Democracy

By David Harder on the March, 28, 2019

Many of my readers are exhausted by the turmoil that is taking place in America.   For a while, I’ve asserted the underlying cause is not political. Our current political divisiveness is but a symptom of our nation’s relationship towards work.   Relevance is the purpose of democracy, where every […]


LinkedIn's Most Ironic Blog of 2018 - Recruiters despair in a tight labor market​

LinkedIn’s Most Ironic Blog of 2018 – “Recruiters despair in a tight labor market”​

By David Harder on the December, 26, 2018

It is LinkedIn’s most ironic mass blog of the year: “Recruiters despair in a tight labor market.”   The last time we had a war for talent was in 2006. During that period, employers continued to follow a formula that had worked for years. During a booming economy, we treated […]


Work's Single Most Important Revolution

Work’s Single Most Important Revolution

By David Harder on the December, 19, 2018

The American spirit was founded on optimism, which is vastly different than hope. Optimism is the belief that our actions will lead to better lives. Now, optimism is being fused to profit-making and the results are spectacular.   No other category of work better symbolizes optimism than in our country’s rapidly […]


The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

The #1 Communication​ That Poisons Motivation

By David Harder on the November, 29, 2018

Unless someone asks for it, telling people what to do simply does not work.   This is one of the basic ethics in ou approach to career development and talent management at Inspired Work.   A few years ago, Barack Obama made a rather enlightened statement when he came to […]


What is Fear of Success

What is Fear of Success – Really?

By David Harder on the November, 25, 2018

Picture this.   You wake up tomorrow morning with the news that all of your bills have been paid, you have paid cash for a spectacular beach home in the Malibu Colony and purchased a brand-new Azimut 77S with crew of two (picture above) docked and waiting in the Marina. […]


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