Decisions in Waiting

I was listening to an old CD while driving to deliver a workshop, one of my favorites: Seth Godin’s Survival is Not Enough ( link). This time listening, what Godin said about decision-making stuck with me: I may have missed transcribing a word or three or four … but this is the gist of it: […]

Seek Bigger Visions

Funny how the world will conspire. When I posted Seek A Better Mission just before this, I did not anticipate sharing this as a followup. Yet sometimes, something you cannot fathom in one day, will become overwhelmingly obvious the next. Yes, we need better missions. We need bigger visions too. Not bigger in the sense […]

Seek a Better Mission

Better Trumps Brand New We’ve been talking about MISSION lately: 1. Here: Speaking with Aloha: Called on a Mission. 2. On LinkedIn Pulse: It’s Time to Affirm your Mission — or Change it. We often run into a misconception about mission: We think we have to begin anew and start from scratch, coming up with […]

On Batching: The Fewer the Better

19 Values of Aloha, just made 20, is too much. For this week’s Saturday Archive Aloha, I had queued up Managerial Batching: 1, 2, 5 and 7 as our article for reviewing/ remembering/ repeating. Batching is a productivity key in the ‘Ohana in Business model of MWA workplace basics (Key 6). Then I realized, that […]

Winter Readiness for Alaka‘i Managers

On this, our Sunday Mālama for the final day of November 2014, let’s nalu from our feasting ‘thanks’ to the ‘giving.’ This is a post to include in the manager’s self-coaching toolkit, a bring-back from last year, for I’d heard from several managers that this emphasis on readiness had helped them. The idea is to ease […]

1 Book, 10 Years, and the Thriving Aloha of Grassroots Work

Let’s celebrate all our good work! We’ll be having cake with our morning coffee at Say Leadership Coaching. Can you join us? Hau‘oli lā hānau – Happy Birthday Managing with Aloha! Today is Managing with Aloha’s 10th birthday: Its’ official publication date as registered with the Library of Congress, was November 19, 2004. Wow… 10 […]

An Attitude of Scarcity or an Expectation of Abundance: Choose Palena ‘ole

There is an attitude of scarcity in Hawai‘i election season campaigning which is very distressing to me. We mostly hear it connected to those “ballot initiatives” which are proposed amendments to the State Constitution or County Charter(s) — proposals we can vote on. In that campaigning, whether by candidate or special interest group, we are […]