The Power of Your Story

Globalnext spends a lot time chasing stories around the world - and we try to bring that information back to our conference participants and get them to start chasing stories too - and to live out the stories that God has given them to live out. And we've certainly come across our fair share of … Continue reading The Power of Your Story

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!

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

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

CHASING WISDOM

MAY 5, 2014The topic of WISDOM is inexhaustible. Many people have tried to define it, to understand it and to live it. Maybe it’s hard to define, but we all know when we run into that person who just “has it.” That individual who just gets the deeper things of life and lives differently. Wisdom is … Continue reading CHASING WISDOM

Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up

April 14, 2014Well, it appears I am not a good blogger when I am traveling. Maybe I need to Tweet more - and share “sound-bites” of my impressions of the world. Obviously waiting for the “right time” to write a more comprehensive account of leadership conferences and other experiences is not working! So, as the … Continue reading Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up

Looking Ahead: The Globalnexter in 2014

January 6, 2014As 2014 gets started, I thought I’d give a preview for the first part of my year ahead. For those not familiar with Global Next and its work, click HERE. The short version is this: I go places either for the purpose of training leaders in a global setting or I go places … Continue reading Looking Ahead: The Globalnexter in 2014

2013 End of Year List: Part Two

December 26, 2013I began my “end of the year” lists in my last blog by discussing important news events, music and books. If you missed it, you can see it HERE. Now, I will continue my reminiscing of 2013 by sharing my take on movies, travel, people and my final thoughts for the year. MOVIES: I don’t … Continue reading 2013 End of Year List: Part Two

Six Reasons Why You MUST Travel

A big part of the work of Global Next involves the magic of travel. One of our primary programs is taking students and young professionals to international locations where we host leadership conferences. These conferences are held in places like Oxford University, Paris, Germany, Prague, Athens, Rome, Poland and Jerusalem. Each location offers a different … Continue reading Six Reasons Why You MUST Travel

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?!

OK, I finally gave in. After much nagging from my friends, this is my first blog. So, I guess I need to introduce myself: Here’s what you need to know: My name is Phil Johnson. I founded an organization called Global Next. It’s a research group and leadership institute. I’m sure I’ll talk about it … Continue reading WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?!