Listening is a Leadership Skill

Today, an effective leader is only able to lead his followers if she can articulate their true concerns and represent their shared collective ideals. The leader needs to listen to her followers in order to know their concerns. Listening is an important part of good communication. It is the missing piece in all the leadership communications methods.

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Humanistic Management Conference Sessions at the Indian Academy of Management

There are several scholars in India doing good work that is perfectly aligned with the Humanistic Management values and goals. This community is connecting at the Indian Academy of Management Conference at the Indian Institute of Management – Trichy, where there are several paper sessions, and an Improv workshop and a panel on Humanistic Management.

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2020 Sustainability Centres Community workshop in Vienna Austria

Every two years, the Network for Business Sustainability brings together members of its Sustainability Centres Community (SCC) to discuss the challenges and opportunities in directing a sustainability centre within a business schools. The 2020 workshop will have two objectives: (1) to increase impact and (2) to build collective wisdom. All activities will emphasize peer learning and transformative change.

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New Book: Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business

In this new book, Frederick Chavalit Tsao and Chris Laszlo argue that current approaches to leadership fail to produce positive outcomes for either business or society. Employee disengagement and customer fickleness remain high, resulting in a lack of creativity and collaboration at all levels of entrepreneurial activity, while investor demands for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) are still poorly integrated into the executive mindset. Only through greater awareness of our connectedness―to purpose, community, and nature―can we develop profit strategies for human flourishing.

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New Book: Applied Humanism: How to Create more Effective and Ethical Businesses

You can’t understand humanistic business management unless you understand what humanism is. This book provides a short introduction to the philosophy of humanism and discusses how and why it is being applied to business and why it is so effective when you do so. Humanism helps us prioritize human value as important. It supports positive interpersonal relationships and collaborative and respectful decision-making. Since all businesses are in the business of solving problems, good problem solving is essential to good business.

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