February, 2017

15 Keys to Effective Leadership

At last year’s Hawaii Business Leadership Conference, four local leaders discussed ways to listen, grow, collaborate, inspire and adapt.

THE PANELISTS: SCOTT BARBER – President and CEO, Hawaiian Telcom MARY ANN BARNES – President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hawaii Region WAYNE KAMITAKI – CEO, HouseMart SCOTT SIMON – Executive coach and consultant, Simon Leadership Group   MODERATOR: STEVE PETRANIK – Editor, Hawaii Business 1. It’s crucial to know your leadership style. What’s Read the full article…

February, 2017

5 Steps to Protect Your Personal Brand

You may think primarily of your company’s brand, but, if you are online, you also have a personal brand. Monchalee Steiger, marketing manager of The Queen’s Health Systems, offers these steps for professionals who want to protect their personal brand. 1. OWN YOUR NAME “Owning” your name or handle across your digital accounts helps establish Read the full article…

February, 2017

Myth and Reality

Some may think we are in a golden age of Hawaii startups, but the numbers suggest those glory days were decades ago.

Entrepreneurism is hip and it seems that everyone has a plan for their own business. It also appears that, more than ever, there are resources to support startups, both locally and nationally, including accelerators, college courses, government programs and more. The reality over the past three decades is less bright, according to the Ewing Marion Read the full article…

February, 2017

You Will Be Hacked

Plus 7 Simple Steps to Stay Safe in Cyberspace

It could have already happened and you just don’t know it. Either way, it will happen to you, no matter how big or small your organization is. Here are five ways the cyber war is being fought in Hawaii, and what’s being done to reduce the risk and recover more quickly after a breach. 1. Read the full article…

February, 2017

Local Couple Creates Teas From Own Recipes

ORIGIN: Married couple Bella Hughes and Harrison Rice have been tea drinkers since college. “My first present to him nine years ago was a very fancy loose-leaf tea,” Hughes says. Hughes, born and raised in Hawaii, knew the benefits of the mamaki plant, which is endemic to the Islands, and the couple began making their Read the full article…