In Culture-building, Start with Communication

Give me Culture! I’ve been immersed in our Say Leadership Coaching projects since returning from my summer vacation, to find that culture-building is the desired darling of the training objectives we hear. Energies are high. People feel ready to accomplish more, and they want to feel some traction. They’re stirring with a good impatience for […]

When it’s good, S-T-R-E-T-C-H it out!

I’m so excited. This is the day I program my contact places with my “on vacation!” message, and switch gears for two weeks. The hubby and I will be jetting off to a family vacation, and I can barely contain my joy in imagining all it will be for us — we have planned for […]

Alaka‘i Managers Make Plans

This is on page 61 of Managing with Aloha, and I’ve been thinking about expanding on it for a while now. To be frank, its absence is driving me crazy: Ho‘omau demands managers have a plan Ho‘omau challenges managers to have a carefully crafted workplace plan that makes good business sense. You cannot have a […]

Money isn’t evil

…We can learn from our mistakes, and get into a brand new relationship with money. “Accept what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they are actually falling into place. One of the great things about the life we are given, is that it […]

Where VBM falls short in business, VCM intercepts, improves, and reinvents it

VBM is Value Based Management. Business models can be better. VCM is Values Centered Management. Far better. This is an important distinction about Managing with Aloha, and a hot button with me; I will do my best with staying off my soapbox about it! In terms of value alignment, this article relates to ‘Ike loa […]

Bone Structure and Muscle Mass

I am rereading Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones for maybe the 7th or 9th time; I lose count. It’s always good, whether you read it from start to finish as written, or just dip in for a chapter a day, skimming those titles to see what calls to you. One morning this past week, […]

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: […]