In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing business world, it is more important than ever to have a clear understanding of ethics and how they impact both personal and organizational success. Applied Humanism: How to Create More Effective and Ethical Businesses by Jennifer Hancock  must-read for anyone who wants to improve their business acumen and leadership skills.

Humanistic Management and Leadership is a growing field of interest with business schools redesigning the curricula around Humanistic Management. A book for working professionals to help them understand the transformation taking place would be useful.

The 3 big ideas presented in the book are:

– Ethical Philosophy Matters in Business Because Humans Matter to Businesses

– Integrating Ethics into Decision Making Creates More Effective Solutions

– Solving Problems Humanistically Leads to Better Outcomes for Everyone

Why This Book:

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.

Humanism has already transformed many other disciplines including psychology, medicine, nursing, and more. Additionally, humanism is foundational to the practice of human resources, without which businesses cannot operate. It is important for business managers to understand the philosophy fully so they can understand how to not only manage people more effectively, but how to operate their businesses in a way that helps the communities in which they operate. This book will provide the primer they need to create more effective and ethical businesses.

About the Author:

Author: Jennifer Hancock, founder of Humanist Learning Systems and is the president of the International Humanistic Management Association USA Chapter

Editor: David M. Wasieleski, Professor of Management & Business Ethics in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and member of the leadership team for the International Humanistic Management Association.

The book can be purchased at:

Through the publisher

As a paperback or ebook

If you are interested in using the book in a course please visit Business Expert Press and request a desk copy:

Or at Amazon as a kindle or paperback

Use the Book in a Course

This book is a perfect supplement to your course materials and can help set the philosophic lens through which to discuss your topic. Many professors are already using this book successfully.

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Jennifer Hancock

About Jennifer Hancock

Jennifer Hancock, is the founder of Humanist Learning Systems, a USA Chapter board member for the International Humanistic Management Association and a board member for the Center for Freethought Equality. Learn how she can help you and how you can book her time.

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Next Steps…

Purchase the book or use the book in a course.

If you want to learn more about how to manage humanistically – take a course at Humanist Learning Systems