To help build a human-centered organization, you have to reach within yourself, reach across to your colleagues and reach out to those you serve. This book can show you how.
Michael Bungay Stanier, author, The Coaching Habit
Productivity is about people. Humanity Works Better’s Five Practices make complex ideas approachable with actionable steps to help each of us become better humans at work and in life. This book is a must-read.
Aaron Hurst, founder, Taproot Foundation and Imperative; author, The Purpose Economy
Leadership is essentially a human endeavor and rarely does significance happen within and outside organizations without renewed human energy. Humanity Works Better gives you the resources to multiply energy, in yourself and others, on purpose. Savor this book!
Kevin Cashman, global co-leader, CEO and executive development, Korn Ferry; author, Leadership from the Inside Out
For every leader who wants to engage in the rewarding, messy, heart-centered work of creating a human-centered organization, Humanity Works Better lights the way. It helps us become more aware, more intentional, more powerful agents in creating the life-giving outcomes we deeply desire at work. The toolkit of practices Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer offer will transform you and your organization in a way that will have your heart leaping with gratitude.
Lucy Suros, President, Articulate
Humanity Works Better is a practical guide for making people productive in today’s disruptive world. Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer have leveraged their extensive experience to develop a step-by-step approach for building trust and holding people accountable. This book presents simple techniques for changing your culture, starting with you.
Homa Bahrami, professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Rooted in decades of leadership and consulting experiences, Humanity Works Better offers sage advice for leaders on creating a more productive and healthier workplace by focusing on relationships.
Christine Porath, professor, Georgetown University; author, Mastering Community and Mastering Civility
Humanity Works Better offers concrete evidence for how investing in your people’s well-being today will have a direct impact on your bottom line. Equipping us with the courage to let go of what is no longer working for us, this book gives us the refreshing opportunity to explore our vulnerability as a strength in the path to productivity. Required reading for every leader.
Katherine Houston, president and CEO, Synopsys Outreach Foundation
Humanity Works Better is a manifestation of passion becoming purpose. Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer have been championing this kind of work for decades. Their book reinforces that change starts with YOU. Their Five Practices offer straightforward, no-nonsense skills to begin your personal transformation.
Henry Kimsey-House, co-founder, Co-Active Training Institute; co-author, Co-Active Coaching
A decade ago Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer created a huge impact with the work they did at Mozilla. My life has been changed by the concepts in this book. I encourage you to put these ‘relationship first’ practices into action to amplify yourself and your organization.
Jim Cook, founder and managing director, BenchBoard
Truly thought-provoking. The real-world examples that demonstrate how to create meaningful change make reading this book the highest and best use of your time. We use these principles every day and they work.
Mike Robirds, co-founder and CEO, Charge EPC
Humanity Works Better changed my understanding of my job as a CEO and plants a bold stake in the ground for leading with humanity. Every CEO should read this book and prepare to have their eyes opened to a new, compassionate way of working.
Tyler Bosmeny, CEO, Clever Inc
Humanity Works Better
5 Practices to Lead with Awareness, Choice, and the Courage to Change.
Get the best—not just the most—out of your people.
Our modern workforce is suffering. For too long, organizations and leaders have sought success through a focus on efficiency and productivity, and it’s costing us dearly. Workplaces have become toxic and getting work done is a lot harder than it needs to be. Bullying and abuse has reached epidemic levels—along with high rates of burnout, turnover, and fatigue. Clearly, something needs to change.
In Humanity Works Better, leadership experts Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer chart a new path forward: one that brings humanity to the workplace through awareness, choice, and courage. The result? A healthier, more productive work environment that draws the best—rather than squeezes the most—out of people.