Help create a world in which everyone can flourish through leadership that is

Help create a world in which everyone can flourish through leadership that is

We’re on a mission to transform business education to create leaders who honor individual dignity, demonstrate the courage to care for others, and work toward shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

We believe business is the best means to address the urgent problems of the day. That means equipping tomorrow’s business leaders with more than mere technical skills. Society’s challenges call for us to reshape business education to develop leaders who are champions for human development and planetary flourishing.

Humanistic leadership is no longer a choice of leadership style; it is the way our business leaders must lead to bring about a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and the health of our planet is preserved.

Recent Manifesto Signees


Manager, “Agile and Human”

Clara Auffray

Founder, Limbus

Vita Kay

Owner, Surrendertotheflow.today

Alberto Gamez

Associate Professor, ITESO Business School

Jonathan Newton

Student and Aspiring College-level Business Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University

Gabriella Guitron

PMO for Genpact, Student, ITESO School of Business

Business could be the most powerful force for good in the world, if leaders would embrace the awesome responsibility of leadership. Caring for people and giving them meaning, purpose and fulfillment through their work is not in disharmony with creating value.


Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller

Partner Organizations

Supports the development and professionalization of humanistic management research, practice, pedagogy and policy

A United Nations-supported initiative focused on equipping today’s business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow

Global capital equipment firm dedicated to helping individuals and organizations adopt people-centric practices

Committed to building a movement of business leaders improving the practice and perception of capitalism to elevate humanity

Cultivates a community of change leaders who transform institutions and cultures so they support changemaking for the good of society

Inspires students and emerging impact leaders to use their skills to make a positive impact for people and planet

A worldwide initiative addressing the problem of global unsustainability

Advancing economic and financial literacy by serving educators

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  • Webinar: Michael Pirson Unplugged: “The Case for Humanistic Leadership”

    Webinar: Michael Pirson Unplugged: “The Case for Humanistic Leadership”

    Don’t miss the recording of the Humanistic Leadership Academy’s first live webinar featuring Michael Pirson, co-founder of the Humanistic Leadership Academy and the International Humanistic Management Association. During the webinar, Michael talks about the HLA’s core attributes and philosophies with fellow HLA collaborators. Be sure to sign our manifesto to receive notification of future webinars […]

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