Book Leading with dignity : how to create a culture that brings out the best in people / Donna Hicks, Ph. D.
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Call Number HD57.7 .H53 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300229639 0300229631
Extent: xv, 214 pages ; 22 cm
"What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives. This landmark book from an expert in dignity studies explores the essential but under-recognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her award-winning book Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving 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. She 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" -- Publisher's description.
How to honor dignity -- How to avoid violating dignity -- Dignity's depth and breadth -- Leadership and human development: what is the connection? -- How to educate future leaders about dignity -- Demonstrate and encourage lifelong learning and development -- Set the tone: make it safe to be vulnerable -- Cultivate trust -- Activate empathy -- Head to the balcony -- Take responsibility -- Advocate for dignity education -- Implement a dignity education program for everyone -- Assess dignity strengths and weaknesses -- Address lingering wounds to dignity -- Resolve current and future conflicts with dignity -- The dignity pledge -- Normalize dignity learning and practice -- Humanity ascending: the rewards of leading with dignity.