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Humanistic management sucks less and is better for your health

How are you doing? How well did you sleep last night?

Can we move towards sufficiency-driven consumption and business models?

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” -- Gordon Gekko, from the movie Wall Street

Designing Better Meetings

All of us have attended meetings in which the agenda seemed endless to the point of becoming pointless. And some of us have conducted meetings during which participants looked listlessly at their phones. Sadly, meetings have become both boon and bane in the workplace.

Are you a dignity-enhancing manager?

I was recently in New York to meet colleagues in the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA). Over the three-day meeting hosted by Michael Pirson at Fordham University, we planned how to accelerate progress towards our vision in IHMA: “We envision a society and an economy that works for all. Such a society promotes organizing practices that honors the inherent value of all life and protects human dignity. Management practices in such an economy promote human well-being and focuses on flourishing of all life.”

Women empowerment in the Philippine workplace

If you had a choice, would you rather have been born a man or a woman?

Discovering and growing tourism’s potential

In my recent travels, I have seen how tourism can generate income and wealth for people. Tourism refers to all travel-related activities undertaken by a resident to another place for purposes other than work and permanent residence. Tourism offers product bundles composed of “experiences” involving the active participation of the tourist. The tourism product is the complete experience from departure from home to return.

Advertise responsibly

The Ad Standards Council (ASC) is the advertising industry body in the Philippines tasked with screening and regulating content of advertising materials across all...

Stretching ourselves into our ‘yikes zones’ the TED way

On April 20, I attended the 3rd National Research and Development Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center. The conference was organized by...

Humanistic management and competitiveness

Following tradition, President Duterte released an Executive Order on Labor Day to somehow address the expressed needs of the country’s workers. As expected, most...

Four lessons on funding social enterprises

On April 18, I was fortunate to attend a plenary session of the Asian Forum on Enterprise for Society. The topic was “Money for dreamers...

An Open Letter from the De La Salle Brothers

In an open letter dated April 19, 2018, Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC, Auxiliary Visitor for the Philippines and de facto head of the...

The business of privacy

Our data in this age of social media have never been so ubiquitous. Our personal information is readily available on sites such as Facebook,...

Getting Ahead in a Technology-Driven Workplace

In today’s highly competitive job market, what skills do young professionals need to get their dream jobs? And what will ensure that when they...

We need good retail jobs

Last week, a Facebook post with several pictures of the terrible conditions in the employee locker and rest rooms at a well-known Makati City...

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

When you ask people why the area from the Pampanga River basin to Manila Bay is often flooded, most of them will cite poor...

Woman, you have the power

I was bullied when I was in grade school. I was fat and had acne. In contrast, some of my female classmates had waists...

Why do consumers buy?

I love rock and roll. As Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones wrote, “I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get...

Getting constitutional governance right

Our legislators are busy discussing changing the Constitution -- again. Our lawmakers, often with prodding from Malacañang and special interest groups, think that the...

Developing the next generation of ‘Filipinnovators’

Based on a recent study by Shikhar Ghosh of the Harvard Business School, “75% of all start-ups fail” because launching a new enterprise has...

Love lessons from social enterprises

As the Filipino rock band Rivermaya sang, “Panahon na naman ng pag-ibig (It’s the season of love again).” For couples, the coolness of the...

A solid law

Almost 18 years have gone by now since Congress passed Republic Act No. 9003, known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. The law...

Serendipity in dragon boating

With the strong urging of my strategic management professor, Dina Bernardo, I decided to try dragon boating one Sunday morning and brought my wife...

The Merits of Index Fund Investing

Whenever friends or students ask for advice about investing in the stock market, I always point to pooled funds as the preferred entry strategy...

Chinese universities through a Filipino educator’s lens

Educational networking and study tours enhance liaison, cooperation, and possible partnerships among participating universities. I organized one such tour in Central China in November...

Enjoying the TRAIN ride

The New Year immediately ushered in the much anticipated and talked about Christmas present of the current administration. On Dec. 19, 2017, President Rodrigo...

Corporate governance and productive conflict

When an online newspaper article declared that “Sereno violated SC collegiality,” I took some time to view the YouTube videos of the House Justice...

Jose Rizal, hero outside the battlefield

About a month ago, we observed National Heroes Day, a day reserved for Filipinos who have consistently demonstrated in a very public way exemplary...

Noche buena

Three days from now, we will once again prepare for our noche buena, which, for Filipinos, is one of the highlights of the Christmas...

And rock and roll

In late November, a sociology student from the University of the Philippines talked about her experiences of sexual misconduct in the local indie music...

Lessons from millennial corporate leaders

In 2013, Time magazine called the millennials the “Me-Me-Me” generation and its cover declared that “millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists.” Not surprisingly, the age...

Making choices: The essence of democracy

Civilized societies create time to remember and honor their heroes. As several others and I have said, celebrating anniversaries or milestones in a person’s,...

Towards responsible management and sustainable business practices

The theme of the recently concluded 5th National Business Management Conference (NBMC) is “Grassroots: Towards Responsible Management and Sustainable Business Practices,” which is both...

Reflections on humanistic management

Humanistic management advocates often challenge how we define ourselves in relation to management and business. On one end, they would define a person as...

The anatomy of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is hard to talk about because it is a socially, emotionally, and gender-charged topic. My earliest exposure to the issue was during...

My Academy of Management experience

In August, I attended the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM) in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the premier conference for students,...

Finding our purpose in faith, service, and communion

Younger people are often told to find their life’s purpose. We’re encouraged to uphold purpose over profit, or to combine purpose with profit. We’re...

(Financial) Fitness first

Last Friday, I defended my dissertation proposal for my Doctor of Business Administration degree. As a financial management major and a registered financial planner,...

The miracle work of teachers

My early encounters with high school math were horrible. Try as I could, I couldn’t make sense of it. Everything seemed strangely different from...

Developing the next generation of sustainability leaders

“What do we need to change in order to develop a new generation of business leaders who connect profits with purpose, who see in...

Human rights and martial law

Any discussion on human rights and the controversy generated by the slashing by the House of Representatives of the proposed budget of the Commission...

How often do you experience decision fatigue?

Every time I am invited to grab a quick bite, this question usually follows, “Where would you like to eat?” Unless I had particular...