Placers’ Insights

Eight Books for Your Best Life

by placers on August 5, 2022 in Outside Insights


I have a confession to make – I’m addicted to reading. I find few things in life that enable me to calm my thinking mind, stop the to-do list, and create space like reading does. It soothes me. I love my reading space because it’s a form of meditation for me. I ideate when I […]

WDEL Interview 7/28/2022

by placers on July 28, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Placers’ President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur once again this morning to talk about the job market with the economic conditions today. They also discuss the evidence of a shift in power from the employee towards the employer in the job market, and what to do about it. Lastly, Chris shares thoughts around how […]

A Sit Down With Ed Wallace- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #23

by placers on July 22, 2022 in Outside Insights


Author Ed Wallace, in this week’s Outside Insights Podcast, shares a personal, family story that illustrates it’s not always formal training and education that shifts career-changing moments to meaningful work. Worthy intentions with a conscience create profound thought leadership strategies that facilitate workplace processes. Ed Wallace’s book, “The Relationship Engine,” and the steps detailed in it, spotlight connections — how to […]

Life, 20 Years Ago

by placers on July 8, 2022 in Outside Insights


I was 32 and had just left my big corporate job to start my first business, the CBI Group. My kids were 3 and 5 years old and with a growing family, there were many more conventional options than risking it all on a dream. But Kim, my wife, knew I would never really be […]

My Life Would Be Incomplete Without…

by placers on June 24, 2022 in Outside Insights


Our Outside Insights community often discusses the importance of taking the time to reflect on where you’re at in life, the work that it took to get there, and how you feel about the journey. The next time you’re taking the time to reflect or journal, consider starting out with this prompt: “My life would […]

WDEL Interview 6/16/2022

by placers on June 16, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Chris Burkhard was back on with Peter MacArthur on WDEL this morning talking about the current status of the job market. If you retired during the early part of the pandemic but are looking to come back to the workforce, Chris shares some thoughts around that. He also discusses why more pay might not mean […]

Allow Your Team to Fail – Outside Insights Podcast Episode #22

by placers on June 10, 2022 in Outside Insights


Great leaders will allow their team to fail—or at least risk failure. Now that I have your attention, let me explain. Instead of determining the paths of others, perhaps the best thing to do is let people make their own choices. This empowering philosophy is tough, but giving choices to those in more junior roles […]

What is the 80/20 Rule and How Do I Apply it to My Life?

by placers on May 27, 2022 in Outside Insights


To be clear, most people have heard of the 80/20 Rule, yet most are not sure what it is or how to use it in their life. The 80/20 Rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is the way to save time and to improve personally and professionally. In the late 19th century, Italian economist, […]

WDEL Interview 5/19/2022

by placers on May 19, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Placers President Chris Burkhard was able to join WDEL’s Peter MacArthur this morning once again. This week he talked about the record number of jobs available and people who quit their previous job. He also talked about why there is value to coming into the office even if you are wanting to work remote. Lastly, […]