Check out these two sets of words:
They almost seem like two sides of a coin, don´t they?
Great managers have developed their craft in ALL these areas.
I spent some time digging into Rosa Say´s Managing With Aloha this weekend and I was struck by the fact that her book covers a lot of ground important to managers and leaders. Her examples are very relational in one section and tough in the next. That´s the way business really is. Most books favor one list of words over the other, but Rosa explores areas represented in both sets of words.
Managing with Aloha is practical and inspiring. Rosa offers examples for how to manage in very real situations like selecting people and providing performance evaluations. She also heads up to the 50,000 foot level to make sure her readers know what´s most important.
Many management books make me wonder whether the author has actually been there and done that. It is clear that Rosa walks her talk and her experience provides for many interesting and helpful examples.
Here are a few word phrases that I really like as a writer:
"Fullness of work…
There is never much satisfaction in giving up.
Fewer words, more meaning.
Work is personal.
Those who accept responsibility will seek the opportunity to do so. Finding this opportunity creates energy and excitement for them."??
Managing with Aloha is an interesting book and more valuable and practical than most. Rosa is a deep and soulful leader and she is also tough as nails – a perfect combination in business I think!