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Ten Hawaiian Words for the Day



Pau                                      Finished

Pele                                     Goddess of file and volcano

Pilikia                                  Trouble of any kind, small or large

Pohaku                               A rock or stone

Pono                                   Righteous and balance; the feeling of contentment when all is good and right

Puka                                    A hole or opening

Ua pono kaua                   We succeeded

Ua pono ka kaua hana   We succeeded with work

‘Uhane                               One’s spirit or soul

Ua mau ke ea o ka          State of Hawaii’s motto translated: ‘the ‘aina i ke pono life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness


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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