Thursday, April 08, 2010

Start with aloha and trust

good morning, Thursday! clouds on the horizon, maybe the red sky will be a weather warning, meantime - make the best of it

Beach Walk 760 – Hula Lesson with Lopaka"hula is the art of the heart" starting #the5 with aloha!

Saveur's Spaghetti alla Carbonara "actually went back for seconds" #the5

Moving Marketing From Your Eyes To Your Hands "mining for the quality over quantity of people"#the5

The Levy flight "poke and prod and join and return and return again" #the5

Work/life and the hourly workforce "Listening to workers, trusting that they are inherently good" @leanneclc #the5

A relationship grounded in aloha takes time to build. It takes time to build trust. The process is not a straight line, humans are variable. Powered by the intent of aloha, trust can be built and upon that base wondrous things can happen.

GM missed the boat with the NUMMI plant collaboration they started in the 1980's with Toyota. Oddly Toyota focused more on becoming #1 and lost their way away from the quality process that was at the heart of what they did. The recent "This American Life" episode brings these points together. Well worth the hour to listen to and realize what could have been.

Knowing what we know now, it makes more sense to start with aloha and trust. Don't miss the boat!