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Managing with Ike loa


‘Ike loa means to know well, to seek knowledge and wisdom. It is the value of learning. Learning inspires us. With ike loa we constantly give birth to new and creative possibilities. We must seek to have ike loa in our daily business plans to stay successful.

Gaining more knowledge equates to having more confidence and belief in one’s ability and capacity to learn, and having more of that self-belief empowers you, liberates you, and releases a creativity you may not have even realized you possessed. In this creative process, you consistently give birth to new ideas and processes. You create your destiny by seeking your best life.

Great managers must be great learners and must dedicate themselves to regular learning. Remember, “an individual who is given information cannot help but take responsibility.” With learning, you are not just passing information, you are teaching your employees how to think differently.

Everyone has the capacity for learning. One way is to simply incorporate it in your daily communication forums. ‘Ike loa is the value of learning. Seek knowledge. Know it well. Knowing well enhances our relationships and broadens our prospects. Learn well and know well.


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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