Become a more compassionate, ethical,XYZ reasonable, and strategic leader with the "Principles of Humanistic Leadership" online course. Led by expert instructor Jennifer Hancock, this 2-hour online course teaches you the principles of Humanistic Management and show you how to apply the philosophy of Humanism to your leadership style. With engaging lessons and practical exercises, this course is designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to become a more effective and empathetic leader. Whether you're a seasoned manager or just starting your leadership journey, "Principles of Humanistic Leadership" is the perfect primer on Humanistic Management and the ideal way to develop your skills and reach your full leadership potential.

When we are in a leadership position, we have even more responsibility to do good, not just for ourselves, but for our team as well. Humanistic management or leadership is a philosophic approach that is at once: compassionate, ethical, reasonable, and strategic. To be an effective ethical leader requires a variety of different interrelated skills.

This program includes 4 units:

  1. How to create happier more effective workplaces using science and humanistic philosophy
  2. Principles of humanistic management
  3. 7 sins of staff management
  4. A humanistic approach to being professional

Benefits of Taking the Course:

  1. Develop Compassionate Leadership Skills: The course teaches the principles of Humanistic Management, which emphasizes compassion, ethics, and reason as key components of effective leadership.
  2. Enhance Employee Satisfaction: A humanistic approach to leadership can improve employee satisfaction and engagement, leading to better job performance and increased productivity.
  3. Improve Organizational Culture: By adopting a humanistic leadership approach, individuals can help create a positive organizational culture that supports growth, innovation, and collaboration.
  4. Enhance Personal Effectiveness: Principles of Humanistic Leadership teaches individuals how to apply the philosophy of Humanism to their personal leadership style, leading to greater personal effectiveness and a more fulfilling leadership experience.
  5. Build Stronger Relationships: Humanistic leadership emphasizes empathy, compassion, and ethical behavior, which can lead to stronger relationships with colleagues, employees, and other stakeholders.
  6. Learn from an Expert: Taking a course on Principles of Humanistic Leadership gives individuals the opportunity to learn from an expert instructor, who can provide personalized feedback and guidance throughout the learning process.

Course Key Concepts: Humanistic management, leadership, strategy development, soft skills, professional development, organizational culture, ethics, professionalism.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and understand the philosophic principles underlying Humanistic Management.
  • Identify and learn how to integrate ethics into strategy development.
  • Discover and become a more integrative manager.
Last updated/reviewed: March 19, 2024
4 Reviews (23 ratings)


Member's Profile
It is nice to have a refresher on this topic as it is an important one that will help organizations get back to their roots and take care of their people first and foremost.

Anonymous Author
Thank you! Great Topic! Will be bringing a lot of this information back to my team.

Anonymous Author
I loved learning about this perspective on leadership.

Member's Profile
I wish more leaders were like Jennifer recommends.

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Creating Happier Workplaces Using Humanism and Science2:00
Creating Happier Workplaces Using Humanism and Sci
  Why Create a Happy workplace and What is That14:00
  Using Science and Philosophy8:02
  The Role of Management10:56
Principles of Humanistic Management
  Principles - Respect and Dignity6:42
  Principles - Compassion and Ethics10:26
  Principles-Responsibility and Strategic Thinming16:43
  Principles- Reasons and Service to Others12:46
7 Deadly Sins of Staff Management
  Sin 1 - Don't Explain the Job5:24
  Sin 2 - Don't Provide an overview2:48
  Sin 3 - Don't Provide the Tools2:24
  Sin 4 - Don't Train Your Staff2:36
  Sin 5 - Don't Verify Staff Learned What You Taught them8:58
  Sin 6 - Don't Follow Up with your Staff4:46
  Sin 7 - Don't Appreciate your Staff7:16
A Humanistic Approach to being Professional
  An introduction to Professionalism4:38
  What it Takes to be Professional5:24
  The Secret to Behaving Ethically4:12
  Creating Happier Workplaces Using Humanism and Science2:10:01
  Slides: Principles of Humanistic LeadershipPDF
  Principles of Humanistic Leadership Glossary/ IndexPDF