5 Reasons Critical Thinkers Are Becoming Extinct

  Our culture today seems to push against the very existence and need for the competence of critical thinking. In 2014, we are so used to being told where to focus and what to focus our attention on, that many of us give thought only to the things we can immediately see and/or hear. The Read More

Need To De-Clutter Your Life?

Over the past week, I got a note in the mail sharing all the details for our neighborhood spring cleaning. I suppose it is that time of year again. After the terribly long and frigid winter we experienced in the Western Hemisphere, the thought of spring anything is a welcomed antidote. It’s literally time to de-clutter and get Read More

7 Reasons We Avoid New Opportunities

  Over this past weekend, a group of colleagues and I volunteered our time to provide coaching conversations to a group of men at the Pacific Garden Mission (homeless shelter) in Chicago. I was one of the first coaches to arrive at the location, so I took on the responsibility of gathering twenty men from a Read More

7 Skills A 21st Century Leader Will Need To Succeed!

  Recently, I provided the keynote speech at a large leadership conference and shared a talk about what makes a leader effective, along with the new competencies of leadership in the 21st century. To start my talk I shared my twitter handle (@linalharris) with the audience to provide them a way to ask questions, since Read More

Why Live? We’re All Going To Die Anyway!

  Stuff happens! The uncertainty of when and how stuff happens is a complex and necessary part of life. Most of the stuff that happens can be categorized as good or bad, however the interpretation and categorization of this stuff, is completely up to us. Or is it? There are a number of things and/or happenings Read More

5 Ways To Make Great First Impressions

  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. It is the first impression that often closes or opens doors to additional contacts and networking opportunities. Unfortunately, we live in a world laced with bias and stereotypes, so if you truly want to design your own life and open unseen doors of Read More

Who’s Running Your Show?

  You have dreams. You have ideas. You have all sorts of goals and desires. Yet the realization of these dreams seem to be, so far out of your grasp. Those ideas you have…never seem to gain any traction. Those goals…well, you may complete twenty-five to fifty percent of a goal, but rarely have you Read More

5 Ways to Discover Yourself/Separate From the Pack

I’ve spent a lot of time writing and speaking about the impact mass media has on our decision making and self-esteem. I am passionate about this topic because mass media, along with other associated social pressures, invest a lot of time and money to influence and convince us about what we should do, how we should Read More

7 Ways Haters Can Actually Help You

This past Thursday, I spoke to a group of children in elementary and middle school at Governors State University. At a point in my talk, I began to share a story from my youth, so I asked the kids if they had any haters in there lives yet. I was surprised at how these children responded. Read More

3 Ways To Download SUCCESS Into Your Life

Success doesn’t just happen, it takes intention and work. The human brain operates just like a computer. Very similar to the way we download apps onto our smartphones, we also download the inputs by which our brain will determine our thoughts, moods and emotions. Here are three ways you can begin downloading success into your life Read More