Thursday, February 17, 2005

Managing with Aloha

Values of Managing with Aloha: A native Hawai'ian take on business (and life) values.

1: Aloha.
Aloha is a value, one of unconditional love. It is the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.

2: Ho'ohana.
Working with intent and with purpose.

3: 'Imi ola.
To seek life. Our purpose in life is to seek its highest form.

4: Ho'omau.
Perseverance. To continue, to perpetuate. Never give up.

5: Kulia i ka nu'u.
Achievement. Pursue personal excellence. Strive to reach the summit.

6: Ho'okipa.
The hospitality of complete giving. Welcome guests and strangers with your spirit of Aloha.

7: 'Ohana.
Those who are family, and those you choose to call your family. 'Ohana is a human circle of complete Aloha.

8: Lokahi.
Collaboration and cooperation. Harmony and unity. People who work together can achieve more.

9: Kakou.
All of us. We are in this together. Learn to speak the language of we.

10: Kuleana.
One's personal sense of responsibility. I accept my responsibilities, and I will be held accountable.

11: 'Ike loa.
To know well. To seek knowledge and wisdom.

12: Ha'aha'a.
Humility. Be humble, be modest, and open your thoughts.

13: Ho'ohanohano.
Honor the dignity of others. Conduct yourself with distinction, and cultivate respectfulness.

14: Alaka'i.
Leadership. Lead with initiative, and with your good example. You shall be the guide for others when you have gained their trust and respect.

15: Malama.
To take care of. To serve and to honor, to protect and care for.

16: Mahalo.
Thank you, as a way of living. Live in thankfulness for the richness that makes life so precious.

17: Nana i ke kumu.
Look to your source, find your truth.

18: Pono.
Rightness and Balance. The feeling of contentment when all is good and all is right.

19: Ka la hiki ola.
The dawning of a new day.

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