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

I’d Rather…

August 3, 2015 Exactly 11 months ago I published a blog called, "I Believe..." It was a simple list of things that I believed about the world and what matters. If you missed it, you can find it HERE.  In the same spirit, I’d now like to present a new list called, "I'd Rather..." I … Continue reading I’d Rather…

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

“Connecting the Dots” Conference: The Truth is Out There…

February 12, 2014The 2014 "Connecting the Dots" Conference in Athens is over and I haven’t even blogged about it! So, now that I have a few minutes, I thought I’d reflect and share a few thoughts. The whole idea behind Global Next’s international conferences is to build leaders who understand the world in context. And context has … Continue reading “Connecting the Dots” Conference: The Truth is Out There…

Leadership: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned

October 26, 2013 I’ve met a lot of people. I’ve taught a lot of leadership and personal development courses. I’ve been to a lot of places. I’m always fascinated by life, truth, purpose and wisdom. I often encourage those I’ve worked with to chase wisdom - and to find people smarter than they are and … Continue reading Leadership: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned