2018: The Year of Risk, Going, Simplifying and Dumping People

January 9, 2018 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. http://www.globalnext.org Another year...another chance to look ahead at who we want to be and how we want our lives to look in these next 12 months. I recently wrote a blog talking about some of the highlights of 2017, so now it's time to look ahead and see what … Continue reading 2018: The Year of Risk, Going, Simplifying and Dumping People

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


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