HLC is an evolving conversation about how leadership can improve performance by better serving human needs

Our key questions

  • Can more humane leadership improve performance?
  • How to lead more humanely?
  • How to make humane leadership the norm?

Our focus

  • High Performance - humane leaders improve performance by reaching deeper and wider than simply applying measures, accountability and external motivations
  • Earned Influence - humane leaders improve engagement by earning influence and aligning people’s work with their own and the organization's values rather than by climbing a role-based ladder
  • Human Connection - we connect humane leaders in expansive, inclusive, and constructive collaboration around our shared definitions of purpose, cooperation, performance, and leadership

How we do it

  • Experimenting with our own self-leadership methods
  • Leveraging what we learn about humane leadership of ourselves into leading others more effectively
  • Sharing with others who want to transform their own leadership and the larger culture of leadership
  • Developing online curricula, workshops and events

Learn more about

  • Improving performance and business outcomes
  • Engaging more of our humanity at work
  • Experimenting with fresh mental models to invigorate creativity and accountability
  • Hosting conversations that improve team engagement and experience
  • The role of the humanities in business
  • Joining the Humane Leadership Conference community


  • How can more humane employee experiences produce better business outcomes?
  • How can I improve my performance by acknowledging my own humanity and transcending my limitations to reach even higher goals?
  • What questions can we ask our prospective leaders before committing to be led by them?
  • How can we experiment with persuasive technology and user experience design principles to create our own, positive dopamine loops?
  • More

Let's design what's next together.

Learn how to get involved here