Placers’ Insights

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 […]

WDEL Interview 2/23/2023

by placers on February 23, 2023 in WDEL Radio


Chris Burkhard, Placers President, joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this morning to continue sharing his insights on the job market. They talked about how to improve your personal branding and online presence to aid in your job searching. Chris also discusses how to manage your career especially as you get closer to the traditional retirement age […]

Inspiration, Space, and Discipline – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #29

by placers on February 17, 2023 in Outside Insights


On the perpetual journey to entrepreneurial leadership and growth, the ability to be nimble is key. Success doesn’t come overnight, but keep the grind going and take the licks. That’s entrepreneurship.  On this week’s podcast, Rob Herrera, architect, real estate developer, entrepreneur, and founder of The Mill, and Placers President Chris Burkhard, warn that entrepreneurs […]

2023: The Year Of 1%

by placers on February 3, 2023 in Outside Insights


2023: The Year of 1% As a culturally based leader in a culturally run organization, I work hard to ensure that our leadership team demonstrates business skills  that translate to personal skills. Today, work is not only defined by  the widgets produced on the job. Information, knowledge, and life skills (like problem-solving or managing change), […]

WDEL Interview 2/2/2023

by placers on February 2, 2023 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur Thursday morning to discuss the job market as we enter February 2023. Chris shares his thoughts on the extremes that have been in the news lately in relation to jobs. He also discusses some advice on how to manage your own career to best […]

Workforce and Workplace Realities Revisited – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #28

by placers on January 20, 2023 in Outside Insights


There is a balance shift between employers who are used to being in control of the workplace dynamic and employees who gained control of it during the pandemic. It’s headlining news and it’s the through-line of this week’s episode of Outside Insights between Placers’ President Chris Burkhard and Placers’ Founder and serial entrepreneur Alan Burkhard. […]



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