I make mistakes and I’m flawed, but I’m not confused. I do know what team I’m on.

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

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

Your Inner Circle: Catalyst or Anchor?

by Michael Holland      Your potential is determined by your inner circle: those closest to you. Basically, your success as a man builds from the strength of the immediate team that surrounds you. This team can enable you and make you stronger or hold you back.  You need strong, dedicated, forward-thinking, and positive players [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Trending Well as a Man and Father

by Michael Holland     As my friend Jerry says, you can have a bad day or bad month or even a bad year,  but it’s pretty hard to have a bad 5 years.  And what is important in life is not individual days or months, but your trend line.  And the measure of your success [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do

By Michael Holland In the midst of chaos as a man/father/husband, you are primed to act.  Your "action" differs by season of life but the essence of the action remains the same: solve the problem in front of you as quickly as possible.  But that's not what great men/fathers/husbands do. Great men/fathers/husbands lift up out [...]

By | January 30th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do

The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

By Michael Holland   It's the little things that help a marriage keep it's momentum.  Each morning, I walk my wife to her car as she leaves for work.  It's a rather small ritual and could be seen as insignificant in the hectic world in which we all choose to live.  At times I feel [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage

Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

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 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By | September 12th, 2015|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2015

Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

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 book per year. Below are the books I have [...]

By | August 20th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2014

Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

by Michael Holland     We had family in over a weekend recently for one of my son’s plays.  One of my twenty-something nieces was having trouble with her busted-up iPhone, so I offered up one of our old ones as a replacement.  To her query regarding payment, I went old school, saying, “one day I’ll call [...]

By | April 5th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Cashing In a Favor from a Twenty-Something Niece

Are You a Wise Man Walking?

by Michael Holland     As we walk through each day, we make what seem to be minor decisions and take small actions to solve whatever problems might arise.  These decisions and actions in and of themselves are not wrong. But we should be asking ourselves if these decisions and actions are wise for us. Being wise [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Are You a Wise Man Walking?