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Managing with Mahalo


Mahalo, as a value, is living life as a thank you; living in thankfulness for the richness which makes life so precious. Celebrate with thankfulness every element of your life. Celebrate with joy. Speaking your appreciation will soften your tone, giving your voice richness, humility, and fullness.

When lived to its fuller potential, mahalo is a value that creates thankful living in you. Appreciation and gratefulness blends deeper colors and richer texture into your character. You give thanks by the act of living thankfully, not by simply saying thank you. When you live with wonder and with awareness of the richness around you, you are living the value of mahalo.

Living with mahalo is living in a way that demonstrates you are humbled by the gift of the present, and are thankful for it. It is living your life in a way that celebrates it, not taking anything for granted.


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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