“I have had the great fortune of knowing Glenn for over 20 years! During that time, Glenn has never ceased to amaze me with his thoughtful insights on effective leadership. I would wholeheartedly recommend Leadership Works to anyone wanting to grow a more effective team!”
Toby Taniguchi – President, KTA Superstores

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Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Doing business in Hawaii is not the same as anywhere else. Whether you’re leading a team, launching a business, or simply navigating the intricacies of your new island home, success in Hawai’i’s diverse and challenging environment requires more than just good intentions.

Significantly influenced by three cultures – East, West and Polynesia –  failure to understand and embrace Hawaii’s cultural nuances and island style behaviors could lead to rejection, ineffectiveness and failure.  The sooner newcomers understand this unique island environment and are able to adapt, the greater their chances for successfully leading their teams.

Leadership Island Style® for Newcomers is a must-do workshop for anyone who has recently moved to Hawaii and is starting a new job or business career.



Born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii and having spent over four decades helping leaders and organizations succeed throughout the Pacific, leadership expert, Glenn Furuya, will teach participants how to navigate their new island home and business climate by:

  • Equipping them with the necessary tools to thrive as a leader within the cultural framework of Hawaii.
  • Imparting valuable insights regarding the individuals with whom you will engage in this region.
  • Providing guidance into the cultural and behavioral tendencies of the local community to foster positive engagement.
  • Sharing three key attributes of “Aloha” that can help them build trust and gain endorsement in an island setting.

Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to hear from a co-facilitator, who will share their experience of successfully transitioning from the Continental U.S. to Hawaii. 

Time will also be provided for open discussion and participant Q&A.


Anyone new to Hawaii that is leading a team, opening a business or just wants to better understand our unique island business culture.


February 28, 2024 from 10:00a – 3:00p (includes one hour lunch break).

The workshop was highly impactful and results followed.  My local teammate who is born and raised in Hawaii pointed out key points from the workshop that she learned or was reminded of.  I even received testimonial from my mainland teammate where he used an approach he learned in the workshop and was successful with a mainland executive customer!.” – Corey T. Fujii, Sr. Director, GM of Pharmacy Operations and Account Management, Specialty Pharmacy and Health Services,  Accredo


Live over Zoom Video Conferencing (link, ID and password to be emailed upon registering and confirmation of payment)


$175.00 per person (plus tax) – Last day to cancel and receive a refund is February 23, 2024. (All refunds are subject to a $25.00 processing fee.)



February 28
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Online Over Zoom (Details to be emailed later)
🌱 Celebrating over 40 years of growing leaders! 🌱