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Is homo florens a cosmopolitan?

PhD research at the University of Humanistic Studies

Leading culturally diverse teams: 

a humanistic perspective

Leading a global team is not easy. It requires intercultural competence to lead such teams effectively, which basically means being able to recognise, understand and appreciate individual and cultural differences and similarities. Add some flexibility and adaptability in the mix for even better results.

Yet what is good leadership in a global context? Is it getting the team to perform, reaching goals, KPI's, increasing company profit? Or could it be more than just being productive, and could global leaders contribute to creating value, for all stakeholders? Could leaders play a role in protecting human dignity and promoting  wellbeing?

The humanistic management model offers an alternative to the predominantly economistic management models. Good leadership in the humanistic leadership paradigm is defined as the type of leadership that is directed at well-being through the promoting of dignity. Yet cultural differences in how human dignity is experienced have consequences for what is considered good leadership; leaders can only adequately protect and promote human dignity if they recognize and understand how their team members give meaning to and experience human dignity. My research aims to explore the potential of the humanistic management model to support global leaders in promoting human dignity in such culturally diverse teams.

In cooperation with University of Humanistic Studies

1st promotor Prof. Dr. Patrick Nullens, University of Humanistic Studies

2nd promotor Prof. Dr. Robert-Jan Blomme, Neyenrode Business University

Upcoming events

Research Presentation

EAPRIL, Cloud 8

Equality and Diversity: Challenging ideas, new methods, different fields

24 April 2024

Research Presentation

SIETAR  Europe 2024 Congress

The ecosystem of interculturalism 

6June 2024 in Lille, France

Previous events


Ph.D. Network Seminar

Promoting human dignity in culturally diverse teams

International Humanistic Management Association

25 March 2024


Humanistic Leadership

Dutch Chapter Humanistic Management Network

Feruary 2nd 2024


Poster Presentation

Is homo florens a cosmopolitan?

EAPRIL Conference 2023

Belfast, Nov. 22nd 2023



Intercultural Chronicles

Woman with Impact


Utrecht, Nov 4th 2023


Humanistic management

Leergang anders leiden

UvH Academy

Utrecht, Sept-Nov 2023