Dean was one of the first educators to contact me after he had read Managing with Aloha. I was absolutely delighted, for next to ‘managing’ and ‘work,’ ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ may very well be the English words I most frequently use in MWA. For example ”
“I stand firm and unmoving in my belief that someone who calls themselves a manager of people must be a learner, and the must dedicate themselves to non-stop, sequential and consequential learning ” It is by remaining students that managers become better teachers, and great managers teach and teach constantly.”
—Managing with Aloha, pages 136-137
You may have already met Dean through Joyful Jubilant Learning, where he joined the Ho‘ohana Community there this month as a guest author, reviewing Authentic Leadership by Bill George, a wonderful choice (Dean has a short bio there too). Yes indeed ” education, management, authenticity, aloha, teaching, and learning all go together very vibrantly— they reinvent together (another one of my favorite words).
So now, I have the special pleasure of introducing Dean to you as my collaborator on The Teaching with Aloha Blog. For more, continue reading this article I have just done for www.managingwithaloha.com: What is Joy in the Work of Teaching?
One thing is for certain, teaching is not just for teachers.
I am now three years into the executive and organizational consulting I do in bringing Managing with Aloha to the workplace. That makes it four years that I have been self-employed and out of corporate life, however my coaching work creates a real-time, living laboratory for me that is far more expansive, for it keeps me part of several different working venues with a host of fascinating people exploring their ho‘ohana; the joy they bring to their work. I love it.
In doing what I do in this living laboratory, I am becoming more and more convinced every day, that managing well is more about teaching well than anything else. Continue reading ….
Dean introduces himself to you here: Welcome to our Blog! Click over and say aloha.