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5 Steps to an Executive Presence

Scott Simon, Executive Coach & Consultant at Simon Leadership Group LLC

Readiness for next-level success often depends on the leader’s ability to develop the complex set of qualities that comprise “executive presence.” R. Scott Simon, an executive coach frequently engaged by Hawaii companies to support their emerging leaders, offers five steps he often shares with clients. 1. CHANGE YOURSELF At each level from individual contributor, to Read the full article…

Careers , March 2017 , Marketing
March, 2017
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5 Steps to Protect Your Personal Brand

Monchalee Steiger

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…

Careers , February 2017 , Marketing
February, 2017
Barbara Ankersmit of Anthology Marketing Group Research Team. Photo by David Croxford

My Job: What’s Your Opinion?

Jackie M. Young

START: Ankersmit had been a project manager in California for Arbitron, a radio listener survey company. When she and her family moved to Hawaii, she got a job with a marketing research firm and conducted polls for The Honolulu Advertiser on major political races in Hawaii. Since then, Ankersmit says, she has polled for every Read the full article…

Careers , Marketing , November 2016
November, 2016
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Flipping Homes in Hawaii: A How-To Guide

Powell Berger

GET-RICH-QUICK SCHEMES – or even get-rich-soon schemes – are almost always what our parents warned us about. While attending a Success Path Education weekend session in Waikiki (a $149 value, for free!), I was promised the real estate flipping secrets of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa. Their full-size cutouts flanked Read the full article…

Marketing , October 2016 , Real Estate
October, 2016
DISTILLED IN HAWAII: Kyle Reutner, brand manager of Ko Hana Rum, cuts sugar cane at the company's farm in Kunia. Throughout its marketing, Ko Hana emphasizes that its ingredients come from Oahu. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

Made in Hawaii

Lianne Yu

Iolani Sportswear president Lloyd Kawakami remembers when aloha shirts were only made in Hawaii. Today, they are produced cheaply in Asia or sold under labels such as Tommy Bahama, which have no connection to the Islands. That competition has put many local shirt makers out of business, but Kawakami didn’t change Iolani’s commitment to designing, Read the full article…