Placers’ Insights

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, […]

What is Your Legacy?

by placers on April 29, 2022 in Outside Insights


How you conduct yourself along your life journey, determines how your story will unfold. This is a basic law of the universe—we get what we give and, ultimately, we are what we believe. It’s a self fulfilling prophecy. If we think negatively, we open ourselves up to negative experiences. If we lead from a place […]

Leadership Lessons: A Commitment to Culture- Outside Insights Podcast Episode #20

by placers on April 15, 2022 in Outside Insights


A culturally driven work environment starts with a mindset that bonds life thinking with career thinking. This is a concept that serial entrepreneur and Outside Insights regular, Alan Burkhard, discussed during our latest podcast chat – the last in his 12-part leadership series. I summarize our discussion on culture-driven mindsets below. Be sure to click […]

WDEL Interview 4/7/2022

by placers on April 7, 2022 in WDEL Radio


Happy Thursday Everyone! Placers President Chris Burkhard joined WDEL’s Peter MacArthur today to talk about the current job market. Chris discussed if cover letters are still necessary when you apply for a job. Also with the amount of job opportunities that are present today, what that means with inflation as well as the unemployment numbers […]

What Are Your 3 Critical Life Lessons?

by placers on April 1, 2022 in Outside Insights


I am frequently asked about what gives me sustainable motivation and energy. How do I continuously keep my long-term goals top of mind and how do I recover from life’s setbacks and get back on track? When it comes to reaching our goals, all of us have setbacks – we get sick, we lose steam, […]



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