Placers’ Insights

Pursuing Adventure, Entrepreneurship, and Financial Freedom with Steven Pivnik- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #33

by placers on June 9, 2023 in Outside Insights


Join host Chris Burkhard in an exciting conversation with Steven Pivnik, who is both a successful entrepreneur and an athlete. They will take you on a fascinating journey that combines adventure, business, and financial freedom. Get ready to be inspired as Steven shares his amazing stories of challenging races, business achievements, and valuable life lessons. […]

WDEL Interview 5/25/2023

by placers on May 25, 2023 in WDEL Radio


During a radio interview with WDEL, Placers President Chris Burkhard addresses several important topics related to the job market: 1 – Job creation remains robust, with an impressive 250,000 new jobs added last month, surpassing economists’ expectations. Burkhard discusses the key factors to consider regarding job prospects in the next 3-6 months and whether the […]

Don’t Force Square Pegs Into Round Holes- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #32

by placers on May 12, 2023 in Outside Insights


Servant leader Rob Eppes said he believes that an entrepreneurial soul is something most business owners are born with; Outside Insights Podcast Host Chris Burkhard laughed and agreed during this week’s episode. An upbringing that “points to the horizon,” looks to “what can be” and asks, “How can we make it better?” nurtures an entrepreneurial […]

Ten Ways To Empower People

by placers on April 28, 2023 in Outside Insights


Ten Ways To Empower People In chapter four of the book my father and I co-authored, “Opposite the Crowd,” my dad, Alan, chronicles his early years — from his first memory to his first “grown-up job.”   Alan was only 15 when he lost his dad, Carol, to cancer. The family-owned business, Burkhard Hardware, burned […]

Entrepreneurs Help Others Find Direction – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #31

by placers on April 14, 2023 in Outside Insights


Entrepreneurs solve the right problem. What is the right problem? It’s a problem that leads to building a method to make money. Gain clarity on lessons of entrepreneurship by listening to this week’s podcast featuring University of Delaware’s Senior Instructor of Entrepreneurship Vince DiFelice. When he and Placers President Chris Burkhard exchanged humbling stories of […]

Cut The Strings On Puppeteer Leadership

by placers on March 31, 2023 in Outside Insights


Cut The Strings on Puppeteer Leadership Good leadership makes a world of difference. We want to align with good leaders or be one. This is especially important to job seekers who care about leadership in their next role with a new organization. Leadership is one of my favorite topics to expound on and this week, I’m […]

Shift Fun To A Skill Set With Powerful Fun – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #30

by placers on March 17, 2023 in Outside Insights


Have fun listening to Dave Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic mascot and author of  “The Power of Fun,” and Placers President Chris Burkhard as they remove the stigma from fun in the workplace.  Sharing positivity in life and in the workplace “turns off negative brain biases,” explained Dave during this hour-long podcast that takes a […]

WDEL Interview 3/16/2023

by placers on March 16, 2023 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this mid-March morning to talk about the job market and economic status today. They talk about how inflation is affecting the job market and career growth. Chris answers the dreaded interview question “So, tell me about yourself…” and have an impact on the interview […]

Live The Life You Want – Not The One You Have

by placers on March 3, 2023 in Outside Insights


Live The Life You Want – Not The One You Have Many of us live our lives “two-faced.” There is the life we want to live, and there’s the life we have. A discrepancy exists between how we are in life and how we want to be. We can’t be our authentic selves all of […]