Top 10 Observations of 2012

  1. Sports is the Great Unifier: In a year filled with great debate, due to the election, which arguably is the one the most competitive, tactical sparing sports we will ever behold, I witnessed quite a few spirited discussions at the dinner table with friends who had opposing political views. Facebook news feeds were Read More

Keep Walking!

At O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, at Terminal 1, there is an underground corridor that passengers use to get from one concourse to another.  This corridor is quite long, so to assist passengers in making there way expeditiously from one side to another there are moving walkways that can be used. Upon stepping on the Read More

GIVE.

As a native and resident of Chicago, I tend to cross paths with plenty of beggars.  Whether they are quietly sitting on a concrete step with a sign, or shouting at the top of their lungs at a street light intersection, while carrying an empty plastic cup, I’m typically not compelled to give to their cause. Read More

Linal Harris blog interview on WVON 1690 AM PWithers Experience

This past Sunday evening I had the privilege of being interviewed on WVON 1690 AM – Talk of Chicago Radio, on the PWither Experience Show. I have provided a link to the recording of the show below for your listening pleasure and convenience.  Please check the interview out and let me know what you think. Read More

What are your guiding principles?

This past Thursday, I was invited to attend an award ceremony to celebrate the induction of three successful business leaders and supporters of Junior Achievement into the Junior Achievement Chicago Business Hall of Fame.  One of the laureates of the evening was Roy Carlson, chairman emeritus and founder of TDS (Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., Read More

You’re busy…but are you making progress?

  A few years ago I had the privilege of listening to David Gergen (don’t recognize the name…google him) speak at a Leadership Summit in the Chicago area. I took a lot of great nuggets away from his talk…others of which I’ll probably share in the future, but one that really stuck out was as Read More

The Illusions All Around Us

  Chicago is hosting NATO. …and just like that, I along with many other Chicagoans found out just how little what we want or would like to have…really matters.  In the end, we’re all treated like a potential protestor or threat. It’s very interesting how a privilege given, can so easily be a privilege taken Read More

Are you getting better?

This holiday weekend the beauty salons and barber shops were full of patrons getting beautiful and groomed to ensure they presented the best of themselves on Sunday morning. All over the world people showed up with… New dresses, new suits, New heels, new shoes, New purses, new jewels. Some wearing the scent of perfumes and cologne, So fresh and Read More

Capable and average, is capable of more than average!

  All too often I’m baffled at how we place people who are categorized as successful, in an untouchable category.  It is as if the stories of their achievements closely mirror the heroics of Greek Mythology, and our own lives mirror that of a Greek tragedy. We tend to forget that the people we look Read More

My wish for you…

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Derrick Rose, the all-star point guard of the Chicago Bulls. On the surface, Derrick is no different from any of us.  He is truly a down to earth, fun and like-able guy, but what struck me most about his similarities to the many of Read More