Happy New Year!
Yes, we are excited about our prospects with everything shiny and new.
No, we do not discard the old which has proven to be so good to us, and good for us.
From our values vocabulary: 4. VALUE IMMERSION
IMMERSION means to go ‘all in.’
When you choose a value for your workplace culture, you align it completely — in everything you do (you make it your constant). When confronting change, you realign and audit your value integrity in every strategic juncture.
VYMTVYL = Value Your Month to Value Your Life
Gain Focus, Constancy, Results
“Working within a value of the month program gives you focus, it gives you habit-building constancy — value alignment gets woven into your normal m.o. versus degrading into occasional practice, aka ‘flavor of the month’ flip-flopping — and it gives you tangible results in seemingly small, but meaningful ways, as those results get naturally connected to the seasonality of your working progressions.”
— Change it up with Value Pairings
In our Value Pairings way recently, we have updated our monthly pattern with a 4-month immersion per value, with a new pairing every 2 months in partnership with Ke Ola Magazine. This past November and December were dedicated to the Managing with Aloha values of ‘Ike loa (the value of learning) and Ha‘aha‘a (the value of humility).
For January and February, we will continue with Ha‘aha‘a, with the new essay I have written for Ke Ola on that value, and move on to its pairing with Ho‘ohanohano (the value of dignity) here at ManagingWithAloha.com.
Ho‘ohanohano is thought of as the value of respect and self-respect, for it teaches us to honor the dignity of others, while we conduct ourselves with distinction, honor, and integrity as well.
Hanohano is a glorious dignity, and to Ho‘o is to make it happen! We honor the intelligence of others, and we seek to learn from them. We ourselves aspire to be as upright in character and as trustworthy as we can possibly be.
Short and sweet, this is the value of good, and noble behavior.
Just starting? Welcome!
If you are just getting started with your own Managing with Aloha practice, I encourage you to visit this article, for it will help you jump in very quickly! It is easy to start from exactly where you are, both personally and professionally ~ Change it up with Value Pairings: Here is what you will find there…
- Value Your Month to Value Your Life: 3 different approaches — which is best for you?
- Connective Windows, and Strength-building Constraints
- A Cheat-sheet on our MWA values vocabulary
- Our Value Pairings calendar for the 1st 6 months of 2015
Give some thought to your own “connective windows” and “strength-building constraints,” and write me if there is anything in particular you’d like to chomp on these next two months with Ha‘aha‘a and/or with Ho‘ohanohano. For as Ha‘aha‘a teaches:
Ha‘aha‘a helps us understand that no individual can satisfy every need. All in the ‘Ohana are needed. All are to be respected and supported for the talent and uniqueness they offer.
For those without access to a Hawai‘i island newsstand, here is the RosaSay.com copy of the essay published for Ke Ola magazine’s January/February 2015 issue: Ha‘aha‘a, the value of humility. In it, I talk story about the peculiar hesitation we can have in what many in Hawai‘i think of as our ‘the local way.’ If you live elsewhere, think about what ‘being local’ might mean for you, for I have found our “peculiar hesitation” to be rather universal. I think it is a good essay for the New Year, when we look ahead to so many fresh starts, for as I explain there, we can think of Ha‘aha‘a as an invited abundance.
How my Ke Ola partnership came to be: The 19 Values of Aloha ~ continuously learned and shared, including an index of the first 6 articles, beginning with, Why Values? And Why “Manage with Aloha?”