Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People

Donna Hicks

What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives


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Book Information

Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 9780300248456
ISBN-10: 0300248458
Language: English

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Winner of the 2019 PROSE award in the Business, Management and Finance category What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives "With engaging intelligence, Hicks makes a lucid case for the importance of acknowledging a person's worth within organizations and businesses. . . . For anyone wanting to better understand how to bring about the best in themselves and those around them."--Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe
This landmark book from an expert in dignity studies explores the essential but underrecognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her award-winning book Dignity: Its Essential Role inResolving Conflict, Donna Hicks now contributes a specific, practical guide to achieving a culture of dignity. Most people know very little about dignity, the author has found, and when leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, conflict and distrust ensue. Hicks highlights three components of leading with dignity: what one must know in order to honor dignity and avoid violating it; what one must do to lead with dignity; and how one can create a culture of dignity in any organization, whether corporate, religious, governmental, healthcare, or beyond. Brimming with key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.

About Donna Hicks

Donna Hicks, Ph.D. is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. As a conflict resolution specialist, she has facilitated diplomatic efforts in the Middle East and other high-co

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