Our Talking Story Ho Ho Ho is coming!

Are you a regular reader of Talking Story?

Do you recognize these Hawaiian words, the proper versions of my shorthand Ho Ho Ho slang?

Grab your calendar and mark these down, for you are invited to all three Ho‘olaulea (celebrations).

Our Hō‘ike‘ike ”“ will be Friday, December 15th.
It’s our Management/ Leadership Carnival

‘Ike is the Hawaiian word for knowledge, and traditionally, the word Hō‘ike‘ike has been used in Hawai‘i to describe a display of wonderful things one can learn about, such as in a museum or art show.

Here on Talking Story, it is the name for our Hawaiian blog carnival on management and leadership, gathered in honor of our North Star, Managing with Aloha. The writers, authors, and bloggers of our Ho‘ohana Community send in their contributions for the best online article they’ve written over the past year, and I have the honor of being their compiling editor.

Our Ho‘omaha ”“ will be Monday, December 18th.
It’s the Best of Talking Story

Ho‘omaha ends the year for Talking Story. During Ho‘omaha we at Say Leadership Coaching are on sabbatical; we invest in our personal well-being, practicing the value of Nānā i ke kumu, and we connect with our ‘Ohana, our families.

Ho‘omaha is a time I read voraciously and write like a madwoman, but my writing simmers, cooked up for the New Year to come. Our Ho‘omaha post is known as “the Best of Talking Story” for it lists the Top 24 articles of the past year. I track them by traffic counts, but Ho‘ohana Community votes trump the search engines (as they should!) If you have a favorite you feel should be included, be sure you let me know!

Our first Ho‘ohana for 2007 ”“ will be Monday, January 15th.
It’s our Welcome to the New Year

January is the only month my Ho‘ohana essay does not appear on the first working day of the month, for we honor your own rituals of the New Year whatever they may be, putting our faith in Kalā hiki ola, the value of hope and promise. In my first post returning from sabbatical, we revisit the Managing with Aloha movement and prepare to Imua, move forward with you.

In 2007, I plan to return with much that is new for Talking Story. The blog will have a new look, and a new independence. I’ve written a bit more about my plans on Joyful Jubilant Learning today; you can read about it at Writing, Blogging, Business, and Learning Through it All.

The Ho‘ohana Community
is growing up and out, and Talking Story must grow too. The MWA Jumpstart and the Joyful Jubilant Learning Network were born in 2006; with JJLN in particular, that means that two of our previous Talking Story Forums have moved over as anchor events (A Love Affair with Books in March, and Joyful Jubilant Learning in September). We can only imagine what 2007 will bring, and I am confident it will be good!

So get ready! I’ve already been planning and plotting, scheming and dreaming, and I couldn’t keep this preview inside any longer. However there are still another 17 days ahead of us for Talking Story in 2006. Let’s savor them, shall we?


If you have a management or leadership article you’d like to contribute to the Hō‘ike‘ike carnival, write me a quick note and I will send you the particulars.

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