I recently did a talk for 7,000 people online on Humanistic Leadership. One person asked me in the chat: I want to ask that if one person is following and practicing these all things but other colleagues are not then in that case what can we do?
A leader is someone people - follow. To be a leader - means - you have to be courageous. It means - choosing to do the right thing - even when the right thing is hard. And encouraging others to do the right thing too.
Being a leader - doesn't mean - being a boss. Ordering people around - is what managers do. Leaders - inspire and encourage people to follow them.
The question of - whether you can practice humanistic leadership if others around you don't - is - yes - and you absolutely should choose to be ethical - even if and especially if - the people around you - aren't being ethical!
This is a choice you make because of who you want to be. It's the choice to courageously be authentic to yourself and to your values and to encourage others to do the same.
You don't need anyone else's permission to be humanistic in your approach to life and work and leadership. You just choose to be that way.
What will happen depends when you do this - will vary. I can't guarantee success. Unethical people - if they are your bosses - probably won't respond well. It happens. But ... if the bosses are ethical - they will see you - and acknowledge you for being the ethical person you have chosen to be.
I've had both happen. I've only really lost one job and it's because I stood up to my boss and told him that he must never say racist things in front of me ever again. I've also stood up to bullies and have the chairman of the board call me to thank me and let me know I had their full support before they fired the problem person.
To me - while I prefer to have the good things happen by being good. The benefit of being a good person and making a point to be a good person - even in difficult situations - is that I know - I've done my best. My sense of dignity has remained firmed.
If you want to be more humanistic - no one can stop you. Just - be a good person. Live your values. Be compassionate, honest and responsible with everyone you meet. Your reputation will benefit from this choice and - while the unethical people around you won't like it - most people you meet - will be thrilled and your social status will benefit as a result - because - the number of unethical people - is actually - small when compared to the silent majority who are sick of the unethical people but don't have the courage to do anything about it.
Want to lead - truly lead - approach everything you do and every person you meet - humanistically.
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