Choose your next Project Kukupa‘u | Managing with... →
More value-verbing and MWA value-mapping for you: We’re moving on to piloting projects. I’ve come to love April and May for these efforts; it seems like providence conspires with us so perfectly.
Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses |... →
A good list: The author uses it to illustrate the difference between an average boss and an extraordinary boss. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield A company is a community, not a machine Management is service, not control My employees are my peers, not my children Motivation comes from vision, not from fear Change equals growth, not pain Technology offers empowerment, not...
"Good Management Is Like The Beatles": Steve Jobs... →
Sounds like Lōkahi to me: GOOD MANAGEMENT IS LIKE THE BEATLES from October 2004 “My model of management is the Beatles. The reason I say that is because each of the key people in the Beatles kept the others from going off in the directions of their bad tendencies. “They sort of kept each other in check. And then when they split up, they never did anything as good. It was the...
The Top of My Todo List | Paul Graham →
One of his shorter essays, in part: Don’t be a cog. The 5 regrets [of the dying] paint a portrait of post-industrial man, who shrinks himself into a shape that fits his circumstances, then turns dutifully till he stops. The alarming thing is, the mistakes that produce these regrets are all errors of omission. You forget your dreams, ignore your family, suppress your feelings, neglect your...
Teach the Books, Touch the Heart | An English Lit... →
I completely agree with Claire Needell Hollander here. I admit that I preferred essay tests throughout my school years because I was so much better at them, but I honestly never have understood why we use multiple choice testing at all. Where is the learning value in being a good guesser? What really got to me in this article though, was her discussion of “cultural capital.” I MAY...
Next-stepping and other Verbs | Managing with... →
I have been playing with this post all week long while it was still in drafts, and now that it’s published, I’ll be playing with its linky-ness all weekend long too. Serious stuff in MWA’s Language of Intention and energy creation, but so, so good in the play factor with learning the 9 Key Concepts of our value-mapping.
The Secret to Creative Flow | The Art of Everyday... →
Beautifully written Aloha Spirit wisdom from Joanna Paterson.
Writing Wednesdays: My Head in the Morning →
Great post from Steven Pressfield, which can help you stop saying, Why am I like this? It may not be you, but something else. Give it another name (for Pressfield it’s Resistance) and let it be that something else, and chances are you can deal with it better, or shake it off, and ignore it altogether. Don’t be someone who beats yourself up, for you already have your hands full making...
Your biggest career decision is who you marry |... →
As Kay Lorraine says in her comment, Everybody thinks it — but you actually said it. Right out loud. Why don’t they teach this stuff in high school? Who you marry is the most important decision in your career as well as in your life. I think most parents do say this to their children at some point in time, but it’s not always the smartest time… defiance will kick in if it only...
Palena ‘ole Positivity is Hō‘imi— look for it |... →
This may sound familiar to some of you, for it’s a fresh combination of several articles which previously appeared on TalkingStory.org. Repeating is helpful in learning, (or if you just missed them their first time around) however I wanted to make a stronger connection to PALENA ‘OLE this time, for it is so important in our conceptual construct as the Managing with Aloha ‘OHANA IN BUSINESS. I...
It's a playground →
Great description: Remember in grammar school when the bell would ring and everyone’d spill onto the playground at once and the volume of voices would be simply deafening? And you had to work your way through the crowd to find your friends—who maybe were in different classrooms—and then go off to your designated favorite spot to play? But you first had to make those friends, and you had to...
The Managing with Aloha Jumpstart: New Here? →
Prepping for the weekend readers in our MWA community: I have added the 3rd Reading Pathway to this resource page just now - If you’re done with the first 2 pathways, jump down to this one: How We “Work on Work” Here Talking Story is Thriving. It’s What We Do. About “talking story” as the way we communicate. Ho‘ohana as the value of work (complete book excerpt of Chapter 2): As you learned...
Dan Ariely » Taxes and Cheating →
Ariely’s findings on dishonesty are definitely a lesson in our MWA values of Ho‘ohanohano and Pono. His ending encouragement: Go forth and be financially virtuous.
Rules of Palship | Lists of Note →
We make agreements with each other constantly: What might you have kept constant (or lost…) in your agreements over the years? How are they different for you now as an adult compared to when you were younger, “and life was far, far simpler?” In August of 1915, 14-year-old Noël Coward and his best friend, the actress Esmé Wynne, half-jokingly drew up the following “Rules...
The Visibility Guarantee: Your Values →
Learning from the news: This was the big news of the tech world yesterday: “Facebook acquires Instagram in $1 billion deal.” — USA Today Here’s my take on it: Acquisitions and mergers fascinate me in two ways (and I do think separating these considerations gives us a useful study within our learning about business) …
Talking Story is Thriving. It’s What We Do. →
On the new ManagingWithAloha.com: When people hear about my decision to return to ManagingWithAloha.com as home base, TalkingStory.org will often come up in our conversation. They usually say something like, “Oh wow, I know how you feel about Managing with Aloha, but it must have been so difficult to leave Talking Story behind.” We haven’t left it behind — not at all! continue reading…
Ka lā hiki ola: It’s a brand new day for Managing... →