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Ten Hawaiian Words for the Day


Ahupua’a –  A land division extended from the uplands to the sea

‘Aina –  Land, earth

Alaka’i  – Leading with initiative; a leader, a guide  

Alaka’i ka ’ike – Teachers, guides of learning

Aloha – Unconditional love; outpouring and receiving of the spirit; affection; compassion; mercy; empathy, kindness

Aloha aina – Love of the land; the environment; the ocean; the love of one’s country; patriotism

Ama – Outrigger floater of an outrigger canoe.                

E komo mai  – Come with me

Eleu – Alert                                   

Ha’aha’a – Humility; being humble; being model and open with your thoughts


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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