Practice makes everything better.
I lightened up on my blog posts last week, to concentrate on Round 2 of this instead: New on Ho‘ohana Aloha: Daily Affirmations for Alaka‘i Managers.
You may recall that we started with a review of our Core 21 precepts of Managing with Aloha, and once we wrapped those up, my efforts in Round 2 were to shorten the affirmations, and make them more visual.
Click on each of the images below to see the full affirmation: Each of these came with additional resources I have not copied here in this review.
Monday, Dec. 8th
Never, ever think of kindness as a weakness,
for it opens you up,
and makes you approachable.
Tuesday, Dec. 9th
There are managers, and then there are great managers.
The great ones, are those we call Alaka‘i Managers in Managing with Aloha: They manage because they have a calling to do so, and that calling is to elevate the human condition, particularly in that sphere of influence we call the workplace. That is where they choose to lead as well, Leading with Aloha.
Wednesday, Dec. 10th
These few words speak volumes as an illustration of Palena ‘ole, our Managing with Aloha key of unlimited capacity:
See #9 within our 9 Key Concepts.
Make your connections to employing energy as well:
As the poster illustrates, abundance-thinking leads to intention, and new energies will surely follow!
Thursday, Dec. 11th
In Managing with Aloha, Alaka‘i Managers choose culture-building, as they tap into the human potential of those they serve:
Simply defined, a culture is a group of people with a common set of values and beliefs.
How are they arranged to engage with each other, so that the culture is attentive to the right things, and is productive?
How do they work in an organized manner?
Friday, Dec. 12th
Be the person, and lead the team that gets stuff done: Good stuff. Innovative stuff.
“The impossible dream” is an aggregate of smaller pieces of accomplishments – all the accomplishment of good work.
Affirmations and Speaking with Aloha
To affirm something, is to articulate it clearly in your own mind, and then state it with confidence as your intention. We affirm our intentions with our actions.
The affirmations which result, get more and more effective in commanding your attention to them, when they are repeated with some regularity.
What I love about affirmations most, is the way they contribute to, and constantly will reinforce our values, and thus, our ethos of behavior: Ethos: Be true to your Values. Affirmations themselves, as practice, will directly reinforce the values of Ho‘ohana (our actions), ‘Ike loa (our learning), Ho‘ohanohano (our demeanor), and Mālama (what we are stewards of).
And let’s not forget Kākou (how we communicate): As an effective manager, you cannot “walk the talk” (a common expectation from your staff I’m sure you’ve heard before) until you talk that talk first. Make your talk the speech driven by good affirmations. Speak with Aloha.