2017: It’s Time to Go!

by Phil Johnson, Ph.D. December 31, 2017 http://www.globalnext.org 2017 was as busy as usual for the Globalnexter - I began the year in Poland, followed by Baghdad, Germany, Italy, Republic of Georgia, Finland, Estonia, Israel, the UK, Paris, Turkey, the Syrian border, Korea and now, I sit in Athens, Greece writing my final blog of … Continue reading 2017: It’s Time to Go!

Before it Gets Dark

December 28, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org As 2016 comes to a close, it’s hard not to think back over all that has happened - with new events marking the final days of the year. 2016 has been peppered with contentious issues like the U.S. presidential election, China’s growing aggression in the South China Seas, … Continue reading Before it Gets Dark

New Season Begins for GlobalNext!

August 2, 2016 The hot, slow days of July have gone by and August is upon us.  With that, things for the Globalnexter begin to step into high gear.  For those who are following our work, our ideas and our global impact - here are some upcoming highlights. We hope you'll be able to join … Continue reading New Season Begins for GlobalNext!

The Irrationality of Fear: Are We Thinking Straight?

  L.A. School Shut Down, San Bernardino and Syrian Refugees Keep the Fear Level Alive December 17, 2015 On Tuesday, the two largest school districts in the U.S. received terror threats against their schools. New York City’s schools remained open. Los Angeles, in an unprecedented move, shut down the entire public school system - more … Continue reading The Irrationality of Fear: Are We Thinking Straight?

Terrorism Shocks Paris…Again

November 16, 2015 As all the world knows by now, the French capital was attacked this past Friday by teams of ISIS terrorists. So far, the death toll is at 129 people- but likely to grow as more than 300 were wounded - some still in critical condition. In the late hours of Friday, November … Continue reading Terrorism Shocks Paris…Again

Gen-Zen-Babies: Generation Z is Present and Accounted For

September 1, 2015 For years, I’ve talked about, discussed and made presentations about the five existing generations that share the earth. I would begin with the oldest group - the “Seniors” (born 1921 and earlier). They’re full of fading wisdom and due to age, are moving off the scene. The youngest in this category are … Continue reading Gen-Zen-Babies: Generation Z is Present and Accounted For

My World – My Leadership: Global Perspectives on Leadership

July 10, 2015 I recently returned from Afghanistan where I was a guest lecturer for the Swiss UMEF University, located in Kabul. During my time there, I gave many lectures on leadership, a fascinating and ever-changing topic. Philosophies, opinions and practices of leadership vary. The pragmatic side of leadership is also ever-present as people try … Continue reading My World – My Leadership: Global Perspectives on Leadership

Seven Years of Global Next: What I’ve Learned so Far

April 20, 2015 There are lots of things that I’ve thought about over the last seven years of traveling and teaching and following stories through my company, Global Next. There have been more people, places, wars and revolutions than I could ever write about here. But I thought I’d share seven insights - in honor of Global … Continue reading Seven Years of Global Next: What I’ve Learned so Far

Paris: The Charlie Hebdo Effect Still Lingers

March 2, 2015 I just finished a leadership conference in Germany and Italy and arrived in Paris last night- a place that was awash in terror on January 7th when the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine was attacked. Two days later, a kosher (Jewish) market in the south-eastern area of Paris was … Continue reading Paris: The Charlie Hebdo Effect Still Lingers

The Art of Travel

I’m getting ready to leave the US office of Global Next soon for another stint on the road. First is our “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Conference in Italy, followed by a research/journalism trip to Qatar, a short break for Thanksgiving at home, and then two university courses, one in Geneva, Switzerland and the other … Continue reading The Art of Travel