Tag Archives: Hawaii

The Land Of “But”; Where Ideas Go To Die

Originally posted on DCulberhouse:
Each day hundreds of thousands of ideas are formed, considered…and most often disregarded, cast-aside, and left to wither and die… Each day, ideas, both good and bad, survive and thrive or wither and die due to the mindset in which they are formed and the environment in which they are tossed…

Learning from the Land: Integrative Leadership

Great leadership is about relationships — not just with people, but with the land itself. I’ve just returned from a visit to Hawaii, one of the few places I’ve visited where the land itself is a strong leader.  Even most non-native Hawaiians recognize the power of the land, and talk about “malama aina” — respecting […]

Tibet under China: International Aloha needed in desperate times

Fighting back against oppression means a leader puts him or herself at risk. It also means that families of these leaders suffer as “examples” to discourage other leaders. According to the Human Rights Watch, China is cracking down on the families of protesters in Tibet. The most shocking protest has been self-immolation, with protesters setting […]

Aloha Leadership: from the top of the mountain…

From the summit of Mauna Kea, the sky becomes the landscape. The mountain once was the limit of our human imagination, crowned by stars. Now it is the ground from which we leap into the unknown, with aloha and a sense of adventure. Leadership is a visionary act that transforms the landscape of a community. […]