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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. […]


To All of My Readers - Why Are U Grateful?

To All of My Readers – Why Are U Grateful?

By David Harder on the November, 21, 2018

Why am I grateful?   I get to have Thanksgiving dinner with my soul mate who is solid as a rock and with the sweetest heart that I know.   Because we weathered the loss of my beloved dog Frankie and that we have two young dachshunds that seem ordained […]


Unforgettable

Unforgettable

By David Harder on the November, 19, 2018

February 15, 1965, was just another day during a tumultuous era in our country.   1,268 people had just been arrested in Selma, Alabama.  President Lyndon Baines Johnson was ramping up the war in Vietnam. Russian submarine K 11 had a meltdown and exploded deep in the Atlantic Ocean.   That […]


How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

How to Stay Out of The Career Dinosaur Club

By David Harder on the October, 29, 2018

For much of my adult life, I’ve help orchestrate the success of people who want the best possible relationship towards their work. Quite often, someone tells me they have been the target of age discrimination due to an individual or organizational bias. While many cases exist, I am always concerned […]


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