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Two Minute Drill: A Modern Take on Ancient Hawaiian Leadership

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today I’m coming to you from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with some historical sites right behind me, including King Kamehameha’s residence. He ruled the Hawaiian Islands from 1792 through 1819 and was recognized as a great leader. A key aspect of his leadership was his tremendous vision. 



Leadership Lessons in Kailua-Kona


King Kamehameha understood that unifying the Hawaiian Islands would present a smaller threat from external forces, thus ensuring that the Hawaiian people were safer and less prone to conquest by others. 

Kamehameha was also known for embracing innovation and technology. A skilled military tactician, he successfully united the Hawaiian Islands and defended against threats using the conventional military tools of his era.

Also, as new technologies such as firearms emerged, he incorporated them to maintain the safety of his people. 

His capabilities extended beyond warfare to diplomacy. Kamehameha brought former enemies into his political circle, giving them positions of power, which helped create political stability. 

These elements of his rule make me reflect on how we handle competition in our own businesses. Perhaps we can all find ways to collaborate more effectively. ‘Co-opetition’—combining competition with cooperation—might be beneficial in many contexts. 

I am coming to you from Kailua-Kona and hope you guys enjoyed this Two Minute Drill.

I’m here attending the ChiroCongress Chiropractic Summit and the Chiropractic Futures meetings. 

Have a great week. I’ll talk to you all soon. 


That is this week’s Two Minute Drill and I will talk to y’all next week. 


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