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Walking PhD Reading List – 2016

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Below are the books I read [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2016

3 Times as a Man When Thinking Small Is Good

by Michael Holland     Smallifying is a nifty, innovation term which basically means to break large, snarly obstacles down into relatively small, manageable problems.  You become more agile as you solve each minor problem and learn ways to improve the final solution.  As a men and fathers, we are presented with countless snarly situations as we [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on 3 Times as a Man When Thinking Small Is Good

Remembering Our Original Commitments

by Michael Holland      In our fast-track worlds, we all develop a priority system that helps us to make sure we are accomplishing as much as humanly possible.  The reality is that we’re actually over-committed most of the time, which results in us stealing a bit of time from here and a bit of [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

A 30 Mile Zip-line to the Lake

by Michael Holland      I hiked Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks with some men recently on a drop-dead gorgeous day.   I'm sure we expelled a good bit of sweat to reach this mountain's bald summit, but the 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and lakes of the Adirondacks was certainly worth it.   To the east [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Game Time: Answering a 15-Year-Old’s Question on Jesus

by Michael Holland      "Why is it so hard for my friend who's Catholic to understand I'm a Follower of Jesus Christ?" What a great question my then son brought to us late one night.  I love these fathering moments: the ones when you are put on the spot to answer for a 15-year-old a question [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Men Chasing the Magical Spreadsheet

by Michael Holland      Building functional families requires work, dedication and investment of time.  And it’s the latter one that trips up most men as they try to manage the tension between home and work.  Men rationalize that the time we invest at work is for the benefit of our families to a point that we [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

When Men Walk that Very Fine Line

by Michael Holland Men are hurting.  We don't show it and we don't want to dwell on it because, well, we are men.  But some men are hurting more than others, and they are walking a very fine line.  While we don't know when a man is at this point, we do at times get [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

The $10 App: Practical Fathering or Inspirational Fathering

By Michael Holland      We fathers work hard to provide for our families. We work to instill core beliefs in our kids that will ideally guide them to develop critical thinking skills.  So when my 17-year-old daughter came to me one night and asked for a favor, I was a bit surprised:  she wanted to [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Have the Courage to Be a True Statesman, Not Just a Politician

by Michael Holland      I'm inspired by a post of Brett & Kate McKay, The 4 Qualities of a Statesman, which encouraged me to reflect upon my personal leadership style at home and in my business. In every aspect of our lives, we can choose to be politicians or statesmen. Though we use the [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Read the Clues of Your Kids

by Michael Holland As fathers, we race through our days, slaying the beasts in the wilderness to create a safe home at night.  Sometimes we're so busy protecting our kids that we forget to take the time to actually see how they engage with the environment surrounding them. More importantly, we sometimes forget to watch [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments