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Managing with Ho’omau


Anything worth having is worth working for. There is no satisfaction in giving up. Ho’omau is the value that will cause you to continue, to persevere. In the face of all adversity, celebrate your strengths and ho’omau. Values teach us goodness by their very nature, and the assumption we make is that the best path will also be the right path, a good path. Ho’omau teaches us to continue and persevere while standing in our values.

To be a great manager, ho’omau challenges you to have a finely crafted plan that makes good sense. Working hard is not good enough. You must also work smart. You must dig in and take stock of who you are and what you have and what you need for ho’omau. Place your trust in the certainty that values reveal the correct path to take. Know that ho’omau commits us to our own decisions. With ho’omau, you draw strength from within yourself. You do not need to compete with others, and you do not diminish others.

Ho’omau will help you cultivate tenacity, endurance, determination, resolution, and resilience. It will help you draw from a deeper well of energy within. Never giving up will cause the good in you to last a lifetime.


 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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