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Managing with Aloha




  This month we’ll study the universal values of managing with Aloha. To understand the upcoming posts, you’ll need to understand the Hawaiian words we’ll be using. They are

  Alohavalue; an outpouring of unconditional love

Ho’ohana – intention; working with intent and purpose

‘Imi ola – to seek life; seeking life in its highest form

Ho‘omau – perseverance; to continue onward

Kulia i ka nu’ u – achievement; seeking personal excellence

Ho‘okipa – hospitality; the hospitality of complete giving; welcoming guests and strangers with your spirit of aloha

Ohana – family; those who are your family and those whom you choose to call your family

Lokahi – cooperation; collaboration and cooperation including harmony and unity

Kahou – all of us; we are all in this together

Kuleana – responsibility; one’s personal sense of accountability

‘Ike loa – knowledge; to seek wisdom and know well

Ha’aha‘a – humility; be humble, be honest, and open in your thoughts

Ho‘ohanohana – honor; honor the dignity of others by conducting yourself with distinction and cultivating respectfulness

Alaka‘I – leadership; leading with initiative and setting a good example while being a guide for others once you have their trust and respect

Malama – to take care of; to serve and honor and protect and care for

Mahalo – thank you; living in thankfulness for the richness that makes life precious

Nana i ke kumu – source; look to your source to find your truth

Pono – contentment; the feeling when all is good, right, and in balance.

Let us begin…..

CITE: MANAGING WITH ALOHA: Bringing Hawaii’s Universal Values to the Art of Business by Rosa Say




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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