One of the things I love most about values, and by extension, my Ho‘ohana working with values-centered management practices via Managing with Aloha, is that they never get old. In that way, the “out with the old, and in with the new” mantra that is often heralded each January doesn’t seem to apply to our shared work as the Ho‘ohana Community. We rejuvenate our old and trusted standbys instead: We love the ones we’re with.
Most notably, we keep these in our Nānā i ke kumu stable of lovables, a “Sense of Place” we will constantly use to “look to our source” all the year through. They are indeed, our CONSTANTS.
- Our 19 Values of Aloha
- The Managing with Aloha Ethos and 3 Choices
- A Manager’s Calling: The 10 Beliefs of Alaka‘i Managers
- 9 Key Concepts in Healthy Culture-Building
- The Twelve Aloha Virtues
We embrace CHANGE as well, however we choose to be the ‘Imi ola seekers, designers, and co-authors of the change we set our sights on.
We think of these, as the Managing with Aloha “standard operating procedures” which help to keep us forward-moving yet focused, and we do not hesitate to take on meaningful projects: (Piloting Projects: Job One is You.)
- Jumpstart: The Simplest and Best Managing with Aloha Toolkit there is. (which includes The Daily 5 Minutes.)
- Alaka‘i Batch 24: Better Person, Better Manager, Better Leader. which can be used as Daily Affirmations.
- #VYMTVYL: Value Your Month To Value Your Life and Value Your Month for One — You.
- #BeAloha Coaching and our 5 #AlohaIntentions (as listed below) as our Kūlia i ka nu‘u practice.
- This blog, and the Ho‘ohana Community weekly newsletter.
We do this, because they work and work well. They have proven their worth to us, and we feel that learning them and practicing them has given us a supreme readiness for the year to come.
The Values that Matter: Yours & Ours
Throughout 2017, I will continue to advise you to be true to your values.
The values that matter are the ones you choose as your own Mālamalama guides, and those that you share with the people you choose as your “company to keep” as your ‘Ohana in Business— your co-workers, your partnerships, and your chosen networks Kākou.
For instance, the value of Ho‘ohanohano has been speaking to my own Aloha Spirit for several months now, and I have chosen it as my personal Mālamalama guide for 2017 knowing I must rejuvenate my spirit by “honoring the dignity of others, conducting [myself] with distinction, and cultivating respectfulness”—always, and in every challenging situation I may face.
Second, most of us earn our keep by working for a company that asks us, as all organizations do, to be ambassadors of their mission and vision. They ask us to uphold their company values in every one of their professional expectations of you, and rightfully so. I do this too, with my company, Say Leadership Coaching. Those, will also be the values that matter for you.
Third, we share values as the Ho‘ohana Community as well, and in 2017 I will continue to offer you a bimonthly #VYMTVYL value-alignment practice that corresponds to our partnership with Ke Ola Magazine. This is the schedule you can look forward to:
January – February 2017: Ho‘omau – Renewal
March – April 2017: Kūlia i ka nu‘u – Excellence
May – June 2017: Ho‘okipa – Service
July – August 2017: ‘Ohana – Form & Function
September – October 2017: Lōkahi – Harmony
November – December 2017: Kākou – Inclusiveness & Diversity
You will recognize them as Chapters 4 through 9 in Managing with Aloha. As you know, those are not the all-inclusive meanings of those 6 values; the definitions I’ve noted will be our starting places. As usual, I encourage you to think of each 2-month period as a time we Ho‘ohana together, and a time we ‘Ike loa together — we co-work, co-author, and commit to being lifelong learners.
Let’s work on creating #2017Aloha together, shall we? Join the Ho‘ohana Community of Managing with Aloha, by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. Send me your questions and thoughts at any time.
“As you review 2016, and look forward to 2017, don’t choose resolutions. Instead, think about your values. Values are more versatile than resolutions. They’re also more manageable.”
—David Kadavy, The Mission: Values Over Resolutions
Our Day 1 Ho‘omau: Love the one you’re with.
We begin with Ho‘omau in January and February of 2017, and our theme is “Love the one you’re with.”
You can read my Ke Ola Day 1 essay over on RosaSay.com and we will talk story about it, and about the other distinctive attributes of Ho‘omau over the first eight and a half weeks of 2017:
Mahalo nui loa; thank you so much for continuing to read and share Managing with Aloha as you do — book, blog, and newsletter.
We Ho‘ohana Kākou — a very Happy New Year to you and everyone you hold dear in sharing your Aloha Spirit; Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou.