Wednesday, October 17, 2007

leading in hawaii

In Hawaii, you have to listen, you have to be a good listener. You need to pay attention to relationships and how relationships are all connected here. And you need to have a certain kind of humility. And humility does not mean that you don't have courage or a certain kind of self-confidence. Hawaii is a people place and if people don't feel you respect them or don't care about them enough to think about them, it is really hard to lead here. --Kelvin Taketa in Hawaii Business Magazine

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i thought that was a useful insight into how to be a leader in hawaii. then i thought about it. i think you can take out the "In Hawaii,..." portion. it seems to me that leaders in any place need to understand those insights. i think those qualities makes the leaders with hawaii ties better.

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