The HMC has been collaborating with Soka University in Tokyo, Japan for several years. During a semester long stay in Tokyo a range of activities provided the opportunity to promote Humanistic Management.
The following activities took place from April to July 2016:
You can see the overview with download options under this link.
This paper contains a collection of eight short Impact Investing case studies. The papers are researched and written by the participants of our Master's Level course on Impact Investing which took place in the Contextual Studies at the University of St. Gallen in the Spring Semester of 2016.
Read more: Redefining the Meaning of Return
On February 23rd 2016 Ethics First, the executive education joint venture of the HUmanistic Management Center and the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen, held an event that was co-hosted by Lilienberg Unternehmerforum, a conferencing facility at the shores of Lake Constance in Switzerland. In July 2016 a summary of the event was published in the Lilienberg Zeitschrift.
This article describing the event firstly highlights the main purpose of Ethics First which is also the organization's claim: Empowering Responsible Leaders expresses both, why we have founded Ethics First and also what the main value proposition to our customers is. The article continues with a description of the event in which we first saw a series of short presentations followed by three topical workshops and a plenary closing discussion.
You can access the article (in German) under this link.
The Colombian Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network was invited to be the keynote speaker in the Latin American Conference of Zoos and Aquariums. As a start, this posed an ethical dilemma regarding the animal treatment. However, after several phone conversations where we acknowledge their hard work to change their practices towards a more dignified ones, Carlos Largacha-Martinez went to give a presentation of how to apply humanistic management in their everyday practices, and how to use our beliefs within their decision making process.
Read more: Humanistic Management in Latin American Conference
Following the invitation of the Dean of the Business Faculty of Soka Univeristy in Tokyo, Japan this lecture by the HMC was focused on key drivers in Humanistic Management with a subsequent Q&A session.
The lecture and discussion which took place on the 7th of July 2016 with acclaimed interpreter Rié Kasahara translating the event into Japanese. In the Humanistic Management Center we have developed a set of key drivers that pave the road towards the humanistic management paradigm which we lay out in the Three Stepped Approach to Humanistic Management. These key drivers are purpose and legitimacy, passion and integrity and love.
You can view further information as well as a picture gallery under this link.
Leadership is often associated with directives, control and authority but really how effective is the tough leadership approach? The challenge of how to be a good leader seems to be a perennial problem.
An increasing challenge has emerged as those being lead become increasingly diverse, in terms of professional skills, demographics and culture, generational attitudes and workplace expectations. The question is then, with leadership responsibility and management obligations isn’t it necessary to be clear, firm and decisive? Or not? What about soft leadership? This is the topic for May and we welcome our artist-intellectual extraordinaire Lisa Philip-Harbutt to share her thoughts on this compelling approach to leadership. Soft diplomacy stops conflict escalation more effectively than hard lines. Soft skills like emotional intelligence help bring empathy and creative solutions into the workplace. By ensuring considered communication, appropriate social etiquette and respectful inclusion soft leaders invite people to engage, share, learn and explore workplace challenges not just fix it. We look forward to your soft leadership experiences and challenges in May and to learning how different leaders manage to cultivate their soft side for team successes, enhanced productivity, workplace well-being and improved organisational resilience.
You can see further information, get directions and registration options under this link
This interview with Ernst von Kimakowitz was published on June 7th 2016 in Japans third largest daily newspaper, the Seikyo Shimbun with a print run of 5.5 million copies. It is looks at business education at Soka University and the connection to the HMCs works on humanistic management.
This interview was conducted by journalist Hideki Hagimoto centered around two main topical areas and exploring their connection. First the impression and views of the interviewee on the teaching and course work at Soka University's business faculty and secondly the HMCs work on Humanistic Management.
You can view further Information under this link.
The Global Ethic Institute and the Humanistic Management Center have launched ETHICS FIRST - Empowering Responsible Leaders as our joint executive training brand.
We support leaders in the complex task of creating value responsibly in a global marketplace and train sustainable leadership approaches. ETHICS FIRST helps to achieve the dual objective of creating business success and generating positive impact aligned to societal needs and expectations. In doing so we draw from our substantial research results and experience to develop and deliver customized executive training. You can find further information about our offers, faculty members and organization on our website under www.ethicsfirst.eu/en. We are open for business so if you see opportunities to collaborate or if you know businesses that might be interested we would love to hear from you!
This half day event marked the closing block of our course on Impact Investing at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The course took place during the spring semester of 2016.
The theme of Impact Investing has gained substantial momentum in both, finance and social entrepreneurship communities over recent years. In addition student demand for course offers as well as supervision of theses on Impact Investing has risen steeply. The University of St. Gallen is actively responding to this demand by offering courses on related topics.
Read more: 2016 Course Conference on Impact Investing
Program HMN gathering Dutch chapter
Wednesday 11th of May 17.00 -19.00hrs, Nyenrode, option to join for dinner
1. Welcome and start with intro of new comers
During dinner matching and switch between courses to ensure new comers get to talk
to us 1 on 1.
2. Proposal and test run for returning format for our meetings
- Anouncements; short messages about HMN from our committee (LinkedIn, etc.)
- Impressions and Inspiration; What has made an impact on us or inspired us
recently in the news that we relate to Humanistic Management
- Sparkle and Shine; How can we inspire and nurture each other as a group, part of
a larger movement. Sessions for People Sparking. Warming ourselves from the
flame of HMN: Today; How can you make a connection between your daily work/life practice and
Humanistic Management (HuMan)
3. Challenges and Carry On; what do we see around us that calls out for us to do
something about, address, what are questions we (need to ) struggle with?
Today; - "What is humanistic management for me ?
- Round Robin; suggestions for next meeting agenda and action points.
Diner; let us know if you will be joining.
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