Podcast: Modeling Truly Human Leadership in the Classroom

August 18, 2023
  • Brent Stewart
  • Brent Stewart
    Digital Strategy & Content Leader at Barry-Wehmiller

As we’ve talked about in several past episodes of this podcast, Barry-Wehmiller’s CEO, Bob Chapman, has a passion for transforming the way business education is taught in our universities.

We want to transform these institutions that train people to manage into institutions that foster Truly Human leaders who honor individual dignity and demonstrate the courage to care for others.

In June 2022, alongside a group of leading university professors and other business leaders from around the world, we helped found the Humanistic Leadership Academy.  The purpose of which is to provide enriching, enlightening and empowering experiences to faculty and students so that they can reliably show up as humanistic leaders for others. Through learning, reflection and engagement with like-minded individuals, professors and students are able to transform themselves so that they can transform others.

You can find out more about this initiative, sign their manifesto, find out how you can be involved and find information about webinars and cohorts on their website.

But it’s not only important to teach students how to be truly human leaders, the teachers must model those principles as well.

On this episode of our podcast, we feature a conversation between myself, David Pickersgill who is on Barry-Wehmiller’s outreach team who is working with the Humanistic Leadership Academy and Abhimanyu Gupta, an Instructor in the Department of Operations & IT Management and Interim Director of Emerson Leadership Institute at St. Louis University.

Our conversation with Abhi discusses how he approaches his relationships with his students and why modeling behaviors of Truly Human Leadership is important. And then we talk about his experiences with the Humanistic Leadership Academy, why he became involved and how it has affected him.

You can listen to this episode through the link above or your favorite podcast provider.

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