The Tension of the College Major Question

by Michael Holland      By the time my oldest son was a sophomore in college, he had been asked the question "what's your major" at least 1,000 times.  This question started to come up in middle school: casually at first, both at school and with us, his ever-concerned parents.  Steady progression of the question continued [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|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

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

Walking PhD Reading List – Early 2012 Books Read

In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I am on a quest to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  Below are the books I read from January 2012 through June 2012 which puts me at a total of 83. Current Books in Progress: Soul Print -- Mark Batterson Start with Why [...]

By | April 27th, 2012|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – Books Read in 2011 – August through December

In pursuit of  my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I am on a quest to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  These are the books I read from August 2011 through December 2011. True Measure of a Man Richard E. Simmons III John Adams David McCullough Surprised By Joy: The Shape of My [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – Books Read in 2011- January Through July

In pursuit of  my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I am on a quest to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  These are the books I read from January 2011 through July 2012.   Generous Justice Tim Keller The Weight of Glory CS Lewis Think:  The Life of Mind and the Love of [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Man-Up Moments|2 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – Books Read During 2010

In pursuit of  my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I am on a quest to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  These are the books I read during 2010. Books Read Authors The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist Craig Groeschel Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of [...]

By | December 31st, 2011|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments