Human-Centered leadership is fairly simple: leadership that puts people first. But what does this look like on a daily basis? Being human-centered shapes our communication style, our mindset, and our sense of trust. It changes how we approach problems and think about advancement. It also calls on us to shift priorities and make employee well-being a strategic imperative, particularly in the face of employee burnout, quiet quitting and other working stresses.
The term “human-centered leadership” may seem redundant, as the whole idea of leading is to deal with people. But “traditional” leadership is all about performance, profitability, deadlines, projects, status reports, and results. Human-centered leadership, on the other hand, puts people first and makes success happen with people, not despite them. Ultimately, this leadership style acknowledges that fostering employee wellbeing can also lead to better business outcomes.
But what does a human-centered culture look like? Kevin Britz and Craig Page-Lee, hosts of our weekly Lunchtime Marketing & Leadership show frankly discuss this and offer some insight and guidance to leaders.