Communicating a clear vision to followers is an essential attribute of a humanistic leader. A clear vision should show the desired end state contrasted with the current state. Once done, a gap will appear, and the humanistic leader can communicate the goals and metrics to close the gap.
Without a gap, there is no problem and nothing to be worked on; thus, the organization becomes stagnant.
For any person, society or organization, there needs to be a compelling vision, enabling people to move towards what they seek vs. moving away from what they don’t want.
A sustainable future requires vision and humanistic leadership.
The Humanistic Leader is Transparent
The humanistic leader always strives for collaboration and compromise and is transparent in both action and behavior.
The Humanistic Leader is compassionate.
A humanistic leader shows compassion in their daily actions and behavior.
The non-humanistic person shows indifference and hatred towards others.
Weekends are an excellent time to pause, reflect, and DECIDE to change what is not working in one’s life. These changes can range from a commitment to get healthier and be nicer to our loved ones to significant change around our work or in the ways we lead ourselves and others.
Weekends are an excellent time to rest, recharge, and re-think if our daily actions move us closer to what WE want or farther from our goals.
The Humanistic Leader is a Systems Thinker
As a systems thinker, the humanistic leader understands that:
Everything and everyone are all connected at some level
Every decision and or action affects many other choices and actions
How we think affects how we feel, which affects how we behave
How we treat ourselves affects how we treat others
When we listen to others, they listen to us
And humans are creatures of habit.
We can change our unhealthy habits if we are internally motivated to change.
As we replace unhealthy habits with healthy habits, our lives change.
With positive changes come better humanistic leadership and a better world.
Joyful Work vs. JUST a job
With Joyful Work:
You feel like you can do this work forever
You can’t tell the difference between work and play
You have unlimited energy
You feel creative
You feel like your work provides you meaning
With JUST a job:
You often feel like you are in job prison
You can’t wait until the day ends
You have little energy or motivation
You feel stagnant
You find little meaning and value in your work
How do you rate your work?
The Humanistic Leader is a Teacher
At its heart, humanistic leadership is teaching, enabling new ideas and connections, encouraging new ways of thinking, and placing things into context while allowing free thoughts and ideas to flow in the classroom of life.
The Humanistic Leader is Collective
The humanistic leader is collective and always a systems thinker. The humanistic leader considers all those who will be affected by the decisions or actions of their leader.
Without a collective systems view by the leader, the system falls apart and no longer operates as a healthy organization and community.
Humanistic leadership is vital for sustainability, stability, and peace.