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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 |2020-01-11T12:38:42-04:00January 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 |2016-11-04T17:02:35-04:00November 4th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on 3 Times as a Man When Thinking Small Is Good

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 |2016-10-21T08:27:53-04:00October 21st, 2016|Man-Up 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 |2016-04-30T09:04:28-04:00April 30th, 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 |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00March 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 |2016-03-21T17:34:17-04:00March 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 |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00February 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 |2016-01-30T16:12:01-04:00January 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 |2016-01-23T11:50:08-04:00January 23rd, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on The Little Habit That Helps a Marriage