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Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

By David Harder on the March, 2, 2020

To suggest that we are living in deep turmoil could be my understatement of the day.   Much of today’s turmoil involves ongoing collisions with change and for many, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction represents a turning point. But, a turning point for what?   Advancing technology is part of it. The […]


The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

By David Harder on the February, 17, 2020

“How can you say such hurtful things to people? Words Matter! Seriously, how do you sleep in your car at night?” Triumph the Insult Comic Dog   Soft skills deserve a big fat apology from most human capital, training, and sales professionals.   Why do we so easily dismiss the […]


How Beauty Could Save the World

How Beauty Could Save the World

By David Harder on the January, 31, 2020

“Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and […]


Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

By David Harder on the January, 27, 2020

Last night, millions watched the Grammy Awards televised from the Staples Center. Only hours before, sports icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter lost their lives. For many, performing in the “house that Kobe built,” became a remarkably moving experience for people that were there or watching on Television.   As […]


Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?

Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?

By David Harder on the January, 16, 2020

Part One – Why is Political History Illiteracy Killing Us?   Perhaps my chief concern about politics today is that too many of our citizens have fallen into choosing the reality they want and shaping the narrative that suits them without any concerns about whether or not it is true. […]


Work Time to Start Something New?

Work. Time to Start Something New?

By David Harder on the January, 15, 2020

We are living at a time when doing what we most love to do is what we ought to do for a living.   There has never been a better time to do the work that matters and to do the work we love.   Technology isn’t taking away work, […]


Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

By David Harder on the January, 6, 2020

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Freidrich Nietzsche   We take people through journies […]


What Is The Biggest Problem With Goals?

What Is The Biggest Problem With Goals?

By David Harder on the January, 2, 2020

Right next to our home is a gym that we patronize. This morning, there are lines to get in and all of this riff-raff is standing in the way of the exercise equipment. When will they be gone?   I bet you know the answer.   We find that the […]


How on Earth Do We Prepare Them for the Future of Work?

How on Earth Do We Prepare Them for the Future of Work?

By David Harder on the January, 1, 2020

Today’s children are growing towards a future that many parents don’t understand. From the statistics, it is clear that many parents are encountering career challenges of their own. For example, about half of our nation’s workers now characterize themselves as “underemployed.” In most cases, these are individuals who are having […]


Why Do Trader Joe's Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

Why Do Trader Joe’s Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?

By David Harder on the December, 10, 2019

Employee engagement issues tend to be on full display in the grocery industry.   Ralph’s has a superstore within 50 yards of our front door. The employees are hairy, sweaty, and the men are worse. Kidding aside, the place is so disengaged that customers feel like intrusions. Most of the […]


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