If You are a CEO, Reading this Will Make You Feel Proud, Angry or Guilty; If You Aren’t a CEO, Reading this Will Only Frustrate You (600 words)

By Marc Hardy, Ph.D. For over 30 years I have been a professional speaker and trainer and I have learned a very important lesson: true, positive, permanent change can only start at the top with the CEO. Middle managers and front line employees are not going to be able to affect change or sustain it[…]

The Profound Impact of Philanthropy (Love of Humanity) in the Workplace

By Marc Hardy, Ph.D. In the beginning, philanthropy was not about giving money. It was about empowering others to create better lives. The origin of the word “philanthropy” comes from the Greek myth of Prometheus. Prometheus saved humanity by returning fire to the mortals that was taken away by Zeus. This act was an act[…]

The Power of Believing in Others More than They Believe in Themselves

By Marc Hardy, Ph.D. There are three obstacles that we human’s put in our way to fulfillment and success. First, we do not recognize or understand our talents and gifts. Second, even if we do, we discount them because they come easy to us and we do not value them. Third, we are far more[…]

Three Secrets to Becoming a Leader Who is Revered, Respected and Remembered (800 words)

By Dr. Marc and Marcia Hardy www.SharingFire.com A recent article stated that as leaders we need to decide if we want to be loved or respected, as though one cannot exist with the other. However, we believe they are not mutually exclusive. In fact, we think one is intrinsically linked to the other. As Marc[…]

Bully Bosses are Bad for the Bottom Line

December, 2017 By Dr. Marc and Marcia Hardy Most of us have been subjected to bully bosses and have horror stories to tell. Bully bosses are not the kinds of tough bosses that bring out the best in us. They do the opposite. They demean, mock, yell, denigrate, harass, ignore, marginalize and destroy trust, innovation,[…]

5 Reasons Why It’s Harder to Lead a Nonprofit than a For-Profit

  By Marc Hardy, PhD www.SharingFire.com Business leaders role their eyeballs at me when I say that if someone can run a successful nonprofit then they can run a successful for-profit – but the opposite is not true. That’s a pretty audacious statement, but hear me out. The fact is that a top nonprofit leader[…]

Want Disengaged and Unproductive Employees? Become a “Scrooge”

By Dr. Marc and Marcia Hardy www.SharingFire.com Although it takes more than just a significant paycheck and pay incentives to motivate employees, they are undeniably some of the most important factors in creating a positive workplace environment. Some studies have claimed that pay is not an important employee motivator, but according to an article titled[…]

A Simple Way to Create a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture is an invaluable asset to an organization. People disengage at work when they feel disrespected and dismissed as unimportant.  One of the most egregious acts that leads to such feelings are when bosses do not consult with them or inform them in advance of a decision that will directly affect them[…]

Three Unique Skills Expected of Nonprofit Leaders

The Economist Interviews Marc Hardy, PhD, about Leadership: Three Unique Skills Expected of Nonprofit Leaders (Click here for link to The Economist) January 28th, 2016 By Laura Montgomery News media heralded the rise of the nonprofit sector two decades ago, and it’s still the fastest growing sector in the U.S. as well as the largest source of employment in many countries. This[…]