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Book and Video – Principles of Humanistic Leadership

Book and Video – Principles of Humanistic Leadership

Humanism is a philosophy that centers on acknowledging the dignity of your fellow humans. It is a recognition that our behavior impacts others. We don’t live in a vacuum.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 philosophical approach that is at once: compassionate, ethical, responsible, reasonable, and strategic. To be an effective, ethical leader requires a variety Read more [...]
Book and Program: Why is Change so Hard?

Book and Program: Why is Change so Hard?

by Jennifer Hancock (Author), Desiree Vogelpohl (Editor) What can science tell us about why people resist change? What you can do to help your staff adjust? This book discusses how to utilize behavioral psychology techniques to help overcome resistance to change in yourself and in others. Before we can embrace change, we first have to unlearn our old ways of doing things.In this book, author Jennifer Hancock is going to discuss why we all find it so hard to change and why it’s particularly difficult Read more [...]
Book: Applied Humanism: How to Create more Effective and Ethical Businesses

Book: Applied Humanism: How to Create more Effective and Ethical Businesses

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.

Book and Program: Humanistic Conflict Management

Book and Program: Humanistic Conflict Management

This is a compilation of 7 of Jennifer Hancock’s books dealing with the subject of conflict management from a humanistic perspective. These books are companions to online courses offered at Humanist Learning Systems and contain the transcripts of those programs for easy home reference.

ESSAYS FROM THE EDGE; Work and Culture in the 21st Century

ESSAYS FROM THE EDGE; Work and Culture in the 21st Century

This is a book for every employee, from staff to managers to CEOs. It features 25 punchy chapters full of insights, anecdotes and wisdom written by 25 prominent Culture Ambassadors-including their contact information, making it a wish list of top contacts. And don't forget the Mark Anderson cartoons that add a little levity and edgy humor! It's a must-read for anyone interested in well-being, happiness, and workplace success. Contributors include (in alphabetical order): Mark Anderson, Renée Read more [...]
The Bully Vaccine – Book

The Bully Vaccine – Book

This book is designed to help parents vaccinate their kids against bullies and other obnoxious petty people. By preparing for them in advance you can effectively inoculate yourself against the worst of their behavior. It’s based on behavioral conditioning techniques and will help you learn what exactly has to happen to make a bully stop.

The Humanist Approach to Grief – Book

The Humanist Approach to Grief – Book

Non-religious individuals who are experiencing grief need a resource that they can turn to as they process their grief. They need a resource that will help them cope, as Humanists, with the emotional trauma that is the grieving process. This is that book.

Book & Video: How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses

Book & Video: How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses

How to maintain your dignity and professionalism in the face of bad bullying management Can behavioral science help us learn how to deal help bad bullying bosses be less … bad? Yes. It can. Jennifer Hancock, author of several award-winning books and founder of Humanist Learning Systems will teach us how to humanistically help our bosses be better managers. She specializes in humanistic management and programs focused on how to stop bullying and harassment using science. Her insights on Read more [...]
The Humanist Approach to Happiness – Book

The Humanist Approach to Happiness – Book

This is a book that basically says – here are personal ethics, here is why they are important, and here is how you can apply them to your daily life and why doing so will help you live a happier more productive life. Great for parents to use to help talk to their kids about why ethics are important and how to integrate ethics into their decision making.

Audio Books

Audio Books

Founder Jennifer Hancock has made a most of her programs available as audio books.

Book & Program: How to Prevent Passive Aggressive People from Wreaking Havoc in the Workplace

Book & Program: How to Prevent Passive Aggressive People from Wreaking Havoc in the Workplace

This discusses how passive-aggressive behavior is rewarded. Techniques to ensure passive- aggressive behavior doesn’t interfere with workflow, how to take responsibility for your part of the interaction, and how to make sure you aren’t part of the problem. This discussion will cover three reasons why people behave passive-aggressively and help you learn how to respond professionally and effectively to the problem so that these individuals don’t wreak havoc in your workplace.

Book & Program: How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses

Book & Program: How to Humanistically Handle Bad Bullying Bosses

Can behavioral science help us learn how to deal help bad bullying bosses be less … bad? Yes. It can. Jennifer Hancock, author of several award-winning books and founder of Humanist Learning Systems will teach us how to humanistically help our bosses be better managers. She specializes in humanistic management and programs focused on how to stop bullying and harassment using science. Her insights on how to combine philosophy and science to help solve our problems more effectively have helped countless people all over the world.

Guide To Coping With Depression

Guide To Coping With Depression

Book: Guide To Coping With Depression 
This book is a series of short activities. Really easy activities. Things that anyone can do. And that's why it's so helpful. Depression makes it hard to think and hard to plan. So anything complicated, is hard to do. But these exercises- are simple. They don't take a lot of brain power and they are calming to do. You'll read it and go - oh yeah - I do like doing that. I can do that.
This is not a magic book. It's just - simple and practical things you can Read more [...]

Book & Video: How to De-Escalate Conflicts Using Behavioral Science

Book & Video: How to De-Escalate Conflicts Using Behavioral Science

This book will help you learn a science-based approach to conflict resolution and help you understand how compassion can help resolve workplace behavior issues. Being able to reinforce organizational core values by modeling respectful conflict resolution behavior in difficult situations is an added bonus.

Book & Video: How to Win Arguments Without Arguing

Book & Video: How to Win Arguments Without Arguing

In this book author and Humanist Jennifer Hancock discusses recent research on how ideas are formed and changed to help you understand why and how to yield to your opponent and how to turn the conversation around using Socratic questioning techniques to frame the underlying moral debate to your advantage.

The School of Life Books

The School of Life Books

The School of Life - EbooksThe School of life is an educational organization founded by Alain de Botton, atheist 2.0 author and philosopher. This series is from educators who work at the School of Life. The nice thing about these self help books is that there is no religious mumbo jumbo in them. How to Stay Sane How to Deal with Adversity How to Find Fulfilling Work How to Change the World How to Age How to Think More About Sex How to Be AloneHow to Think About Exercise Read more [...]

Book & Video: Why Bullies Bully & How to Stop Them Using Science

Book & Video: Why Bullies Bully & How to Stop Them Using Science

This book will: – Fill in those gaps in your knowledge by teaching you what you didn’t know you needed to know – Explain the science of how exactly behaviors are stopped. – Explain how you can use this information to train bullies to stop – Provide real life examples of how exactly this works and more importantly why it works.

Book & Video: Ending Harassment & Retaliation in the Workplace

Book & Video: Ending Harassment & Retaliation in the Workplace


In order to end harassment and retaliation in the workplace: employers, managers and employees must learn why these behaviors occur and what has to happen to get them to stop. This 1 hour online course will help you learn the skills you need to protect yourself and others from harassment and retaliation.
This 1 hour course will provide participants with:

Knowledge of how and why retaliation occurs
An overview of the psychology behind retaliation
How to plan for and eliminate harassment and Read more [...]

Book – The Unheard Cry for Meaning

Book – The Unheard Cry for Meaning

The Unheard Cry for Meaning: Psychotherapy and HumanismThe Unheard Cry for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is a wonderful book that combines humanism with self help and psychotherapy. Addressing our angst and search for meaning and it's impact on our mental health. And he does this all from an explicitly Humanist frame of reference.In these selected essays, written between 1947 and 1977, Dr. Frankl illustrates the vital importance of the human dimension in psychotherapy. Using a wide range of subjects—including Read more [...]

Book – How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

Book – How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Asking the Right QuestionsIn a media-driven world of talking heads, gurus, urban legends, and hype, learning to think more clearly and critically, and helping others to do the same, is one of the most important things you can do. This book by Christopher Dicarlo will help you learn those skills.In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions Read more [...]

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