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Management Tools from Managing with Aloha



Halawa is the Hawaiian word for meeting. There are many types of meetings. Consider adding some of these to your management style:

  1. Daily line up. I used to use this a lot. I called them musters. The idea was gathering everyone together for the first 5 minutes of the day to determine the day’s priorities for all and to communicate what others were doing.
  1. Daily five. Prioritize to spend five minutes each day with one of your employees. It’s amazing what you’ll discover during those informal chats.
  1. Shop talk. At your operational team meetings, consider having others present on some topic that is trending and relevant. It allows others a chance to shine, and keeps you informed with what is going on in your organization.
  1. Sharing mahalo. Give your supervisors the following weekly homework:
    1. Catch someone else on the team doing a favor for you.
    2. Say mahalo then and there.
    3. Share the mahalo at the next meeting and add a few words on why the favor meant something to them.


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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