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 (Amazon.com 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 […]