In this ‘Information and Technology Age’ everything around us seems to have an energy bar or power meter. As 21st century populace, the majority of us have become so ‘at one’ with our electronic gadgets and tools, that an extraterrestrial visitor would mistake a good deal of earth’s inhabitants for cyborgs with interchangeable electronic parts. Read More
My Top 10 Observations of 2014
1. The Rise of the Smart Watch When I was child, I loved sifting through the Sunday newspaper. I wasn’t really concerned with the news, but rather the comic strips buried in the middle of all the sales ads, included with the Sunday paper. One of my favorite comic strips was Dick Tracy. Dick Tracy 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 there Read More
The World Is Moving! Are You Keeping Up?
In 2015, if you’re standing still… If you’re holding on to the old model… If you’re stuck in your comfort zone… If you think new technology is for the younger generation… If you’re not adapting to this new norm of constant change… If you’re stuck doing things the way you always have… I have breaking Read More
Disconnected in a connected world!
This is an amazing time to be alive. Technological advancements in the last 100 years make our lives so much easier and efficient to lead, than the lives of our great-grandparents. We can travel faster, communicate real-time no matter the distance and even access information almost instantaneously. Many of us carry our technologies with us Read More
The Danger of Denying Change
A friend and I recently joked around with a few people we had just met at a social gathering that between the two of us we knew ‘everything’! Initially, there were looks of contempt and confusion, but then the joke served its purpose and got quite a bit of laughter. I do believe it’s safe Read More
What was the last item you had to upgrade? Chances are one of the applications on your smart phone needed upgrading recently or maybe even the phone itself. I can’t speak for you, but whenever I see that there’s an upgrade available for an application on my smart phone or the software on my laptop, I Read More
Change is Hard!
Growing up, my siblings and I didn’t have easy access to a television. As a result, our indoor entertainment usually came from playing with toys, engaging in games with each other or just sitting alone and reading a book. When I think back on my childhood, there are two ways I remember spending a great Read More
When a baby elephant is born in captivity and the trainer wants to ensure he can control the elephant, he places a rope on one of the calf’s legs and the rope is attached to a sturdy wooden post. This is the first and most important step the trainer will take to keep the elephant within Read More
A question about time…
When was the last time you stopped and really thought about time? That’s right time… Time is the precious, priceless commodity we all share daily in full equity; that cannot be manipulated. Lately, time has been on my mind quite a bit… I’m sure most of you can relate when I say, “There just doesn’t Read More