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The Ten Commitments of Humanism

This comes from the American Humanist Association.  It's relevant for Humanistic Management!   Here is a link to the article about it: There is even a simplified version for kids: Read more [...]

Enrolling your bosses and colleagues in humanistic management

What is it that drives people to care for the well-being of others? What motivates them to invest in their communities and to be good stewards for future generations? How do we ensure that business leaders safeguard dignity and promote well-being?

Yunus Centre – 9th Social Business Day 2019

IHMA 2019 Fellow Jürgen Nagler (Germany) participated in the Super Happiness 9th Social Business Day hosted by Peace Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus and his Yunus Centre.

His section starts at 41 minutes into the video. Talking about Happiness made in Germany

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.

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.

The importance of theory

he article goes on to discuss how non-profits can use different theories – to help shift our understanding of organizations to help encourage collective governance. 

Thinking about the poverty line

An important question for business leaders is whether they are paying their employees enough to have decent lives. Certainly, if they think that the government poverty threshold is too low, isn’t it their duty to pay much more than the minimum wage? After all, labor productivity has been increasing in the past years while real wages have been stagnant. Shouldn’t workers get a higher share of this productivity increase?

From Sandwich to Bagel Management

From Sandwich to Bagel Management

Sandwiches and bagels and donuts, oh my! Dr. Michael Pirson offers some colorful metaphors on management in his latest piece, "From Sandwich to Bagel Management" in The Manila Times. Here is a brief excerpt: "When you look at the world it probably does not look like a sandwich, it looks more like a burger. In our business schools, however, we portray our world much like a triangular American-style Bologna sandwich, standing on its side sloping upwards. In my teaching I bring this triangular Read more [...]