A New Chapter for Ho‘ohana Publishing: Say... →
An important announcement for all of you who may be subscribers to Ho‘ohana Aloha: As of today I am discontinuing my updates to this Tumblr. I invite you to shift your subscription to my Talking Story blog, for I will now use that site for this purpose you have become accustomed to; in essence it will be a more comprehensive and newly reinvented Ho‘ohana Aloha! Please click over to read my full...
Joyful Jubilant Learning: What Can I Give to This... →
Very thoughtful - and generous - post by Joanna Young for JJL this morning. Recently, Tim Milburn reminded us that JJL is not a conventional blogsite, and he commented, “Perhaps a better name for this is Joyful, Jubilant LABORATORY.” Joanna’s post today is a good example of when the laboratory starts experimenting again…
The Media Equation - How Obama Tapped Into Social... →
A must-read I think, with understanding the evolution of communication and influence today, not just “social media.”
Managing with Aloha Coaching: Understanding Kaona... →
Our Tuesday Coaching Essay on Ho‘omau, our value of the month in November. In my Day One Essay, I asked you to think about the persistence and perseverance of Ho‘omau through two metaphors, anchors (which keep you steady or in safe harbor) and compass points (which give you direction). You can think of the good in your life (and in your work) as the constancy you want keeping you anchored; you...
The Presidential Transition Project is the enormous effort of hundreds of people...– The Transition | Change.gov About what happens between now and The Inauguration on January 20, 2009. This is my favorite part: “We will keep this transition process transparent.”
Poynter Online - Writing Tools: How Lines of... →
Very much about the Language of Intention concept of Managing with Aloha :) Snippet: “It was not the war, or the economy, or George Bush that got Barack Obama elected. It was the power of the written and the spoken word. I have no proof of this other than the look on the faces and the tears in the eyes of those who came out on election night to hear him. “The road ahead will be...
Page One Today / Obama's Historic Victory on... →
A collection of the Page One photos/headlines in America the morning of November 5th. Includes Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more… our own Honolulu Advertiser too. Woah… and here’s an update: Obama Grabs Headlines. What a visual! Front page of 700 newspapers covering Obama win on one webpage.
Election Unleashes a Flood of Hope Worldwide -... →
PARIS — From the front lines of Iraq to more genteel spots like Harry’s Bar in Paris, the election of Barack Obama unlocked a floodgate of hope that a new American leader will redeem promises of change, rewrite the political script and, perhaps as important as anything else, provide a kind of leadership that will erase the bitterness of the Bush years. Whether it was because of Mr. Obama’s youth,...
She was a stranger, and she kissed me. Just for being an American. It happened...– ~ William J. Kole, AP’s Vienna bureau chief, has covered European affairs since 1995. The Associated Press: Suddenly, it may be cool to be an American again
Joyful Jubilant Learning: Our Global Giving... →
And our Joy. It is my Jubilation today. I am quite late with my posting today, and I apologize; like many others, I was quite caught up with the events of last evening, and this became quite a mess! I had to sleep on it, and then edit near completely this morning. (You’re welcome :) Our theme this month, Learning Joyful Giving, took on an added dimension for me last night, one I hadn’t even...
I know you didn’t do this just to win an election, and I know you...– Transcript Of Barack Obama’s Victory Speech : NPR
This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is...– Transcript Of John McCain’s Concession Speech : NPR
Talking Story: Be an oddball or deviant: Vote... →
When this American election day is over, when else will you vote, or otherwise lay claim to your civic responsibilities? Here is a memory from a gentleman who has run for president in a past election. He describes how his parents gave him their “Tradition of Civics.” It is a story about talking story…
Talking Story: Want Better? Ho‘omau. Adversity... →
You have likely heard it said that persistence is often the defining quality between those who fail and those who succeed. I believe it too, and to take it a bit further, I believe that adversity makes us stronger. Adversity is something most of us are reacquainting ourselves with lately (do the words global recession ring any bells with you?) and it can give us discomfort, or it can give us...
Managing with Aloha Coaching: Ho‘omau: Reveal the... →
Our value for the month of November 2008, is Ho‘omau, presented in Chapter 4 of Managing with Aloha; IF you are a MWAC “regular,” our value for the month of November should prove to be a good complement to the past month’s study of Nānā i ke kumu. In short, we will move from “Source and Truth” to “best continuity.” IF you are new to MWAC, you will find that this value is immediately applicable...
Joyful Jubilant Learning: Giving Music, Getting... →
JJL contributor Rick Hamrick shared these videos with me this past weekend, and I immediately thought of sharing them here, for I think they (and the wonderful sound of their music) can kick off our November of Learning Joyful Giving in a fabulous way. You might not see the video embeds if you are reading this via RSS or email alert: Please click in directly to the blog.
I don’t give my best when I’m orientated towards an objective or the...– ~ Nick Smith, Life 2.0: What gift are you ready to share?