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!
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!
Phil Johnson, Ph,.D. July 8, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org Within one day of each other, there were two police shootings of two back men - and of course two videos showing at least one perspective of the events. (In one case, the girlfriend live-streamed her boyfriend dying on Facebook - I can’t even begin to wrap my … Continue reading Dallas: Police Ambushed by Snipers at Peaceful Rally
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
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
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
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
November 28, 2014 I’m sitting in an airport in Washington, D.C. waiting for my flight to Geneva where I will teach a course on leadership and team building. I am sitting in the city of my birth, watching thousands of people walk by - each with his or her own story. You can hear some … Continue reading Stories…It’s Always About the Story
It is time to give a quick “global update” and comment on some of the many stories dominating the news theses days. Fasten your seatbelt - here’s the world: 1. Shooting Near the Canadian Parliament. One soldier was killed and at least 3 others were wounded by a terrorist shooting today in Ottawa. Why does it … Continue reading The World in a Nutshell: October 2014
July 1, 2014 On June 28th, history marked the 100th anniversary of the event that sparked World War I. After the war and the downfall of the Ottoman Empire, maps were redrawn by the European victors, with very little understanding of the maze of Middle Eastern identities. Kurds, Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims, Jews, Christians, Druze and … Continue reading Wars, Legacies and 100 Years