December 1st, Dawning
Remember this goodness all month long:
Keep your firsts going with Ka lā hiki ola, the value of hope and promise.
Ka lā hiki ola translates to “the dawning of a new day.”
That does NOT mean it only applies to your mornings.
You can regroup, or newly “Begin with the End in Mind” whenever you want to. Wanting to is the operative phrase, isn’t it, for motivation is an inside job — it’s the desire and determination of self-motivation that counts.
Whatever time you may be reading this…
“It’s never too late in the day,
to start your day over with Ka lā hiki ola.
Ka lā hiki ola is the value of optimistic beginnings, and it can stay with you moment by moment. Ka lā hiki ola is a brand of self-leadership, and a Sense of Hope.
A Managing with Aloha Regrouping
In the dawning of this particular day, I admit feeling a little bit cautious myself, for I’m wondering if I have inadvertently overwhelmed you… I had told you about our SLC Ho‘omaha (usually a full-on vacation and hiatus, but also an opportune sabbatical for self-reflection), and then I newly introduced the Daily 5 Minutes (i.e. Our “Winter Readiness” focus) in response to few requests for it. Is a recap and regrouping our best December 1st approach?
Let’s do it. There’s method to my madness!
If your calendar has differed from ours, bookmark whatever you wish to catch up with later or trace, or just keep this email in your inbox.
New subscribers will find the listing below particularly helpful, as I have skipped over any extras (MWA gluttons can see everything on the Archive Page). Please note that this November has been a busier-than-usual month on my editorial calendar for you, and it’s not always this jam-packed! (For example, I published articles for Election Day Nov. 4th, and Veterans Day Nov.11th.)
For those of you who are following along as each post got published, this may also help connect the dots of my link-love back within the Archives (we seek to Collect stories. Dispel myths.) Much as I try to publish at a reasonable rate, I know you won’t always have the time to take all those links, and get the complete back-story.
1. Would you write “Walk my talk” on your calendar?
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Value of the Month programs in the workplace. I like them because of their dipping effect: They dip workplaces into a constant swirl of value immersion, where anything and everything can be looked at with values-colored glasses, allowed into our front-and-center attentions to beg us for more alignment — more.
- Language of Intention (Key 5 in the MWA business model, specifically for culture-building) is HUGE in working with value alignment. It’s the way we Speak with Aloha (our talk) to Manage with Aloha (our walk).
- Therefore, I will often link you back to these posts and reference pages:
a) Managing with Aloha’s Lexicon Morphology
b) Conceptual Index for phrases, Glossary for Hawaiian words
c) Curating Value Alignment for our oft-used value verbing vocabulary
2. Change it up with Value Pairings
Here on the blog, our “MWA Coaching Central,” we are working on value immersion via Value Pairings, i.e. 2 values at a time, newly paired every two months, and where in effect, each value will actually get worked on for a full quarter-year. This posting gives you a calendar taking us into the 1st half of 2015. — more.
- Thus, we’re ending the year with learning and humility as our focus:
November~December 2014: The Value Immersion of ‘Ike loa and Ha‘aha‘a
- This post suggested a good starting place with ‘Ike loa in particular:
Managing with Aloha’s Learning Landscape: “Know well”
- You will see what I have queued up for Ha‘aha‘a as December continues.
3. The value of Mahalo (appreciation, thankfulness, and gratitude) has been a November staple for many in our Ho‘ohana Community, so these posts were for those who wanted to keep their “gratitude month with Thanksgiving as our culmination” tradition going strong:
4. This particular November has also been notable for us, as Managing with Aloha’s 10th birthday year:
- 1 Book, 10 Years, and the Thriving Aloha of Grassroots Work
- Sunday Mālama for 11.23.14: Failing Forward Out Loud
- We are not those who rest on our laurels, so What’s next for us? We start with some basic, habitual work on our 19 Values of Aloha, a yearly exercise for us:
Looking back to Hō‘imi Forward
5. As in any business management playground, projects can happen simultaneously, and do so on a regular basis. The Art of Conversation and The Daily 5 Minutes are ongoing projects for us, and they always will be, for they are critical to the success of an Alaka‘i Manager.
On The Daily 5 Minutes
- How it all started: This book excerpt on MWA’s Chapter 11 will also be a good review given our current Value Pairing with ‘Ike loa.
- Revisiting the Daily 5 Minutes: Lessons Learned
- Resource Page: Learning Paths: Prepping for The Daily 5 Minutes
- Where we are NOW: Winter Readiness for Alaka‘i Managers
By the way, “talking story” and “D5M-ing” (with the Daily 5 Minutes) are NOT the same thing, though managers good with both will say they feel the same:
Talking Story is Thriving. It’s What We Do
On The Art of Conversation
Our “conversing” tag is well populated should you want to scroll through it. These are the bookmarks I use regularly, and would suggest:
- About “MWA Conversation 101”: Conversational Catch-up ~ with Aloha
- Conversation and communication are not the same thing:
All Conversations Are Not Created Equal
- Speak up, I’m listening are the most powerful words a manager can say. Will people respond to your invitation?
- As connection to our current Value Pairing for December:
Listening Alone Does Not Humility Make
- These 3 were the most recent posts published in November:
Nov. 21st:Alaka‘i Managers, Meet the Best Boss
Nov. 13th: Lost in Internal Monologues
Nov. 12th: Nothing’s Final in the Managed with Aloha Workplace
6. New on Ho‘ohana Aloha: Daily Affirmations for Alaka‘i Managers
Daily Affirmations for Alaka‘i Managers is a new project for us: This introductory posting will cover how I am using Ho‘ohana Aloha (my Tumblr) and our LinkedIn Group to publish them. The affirmations are published Monday through Friday, Saturday is for “Archive Aloha” and Sunday remains devoted to Sunday Mālama. — more.