The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School presents:
Leading with Dignity:
How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People
A book talk with
Dr. Donna Hicks
Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
About the book:
Dr. Donna Hicks’s book explores the under-recognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her 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. Dr. 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. This book contains key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, filling a gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.
About the speaker:
Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She facilitated dialogues in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Libya and Syria. She was a consultant to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia universities and conducts training seminars in the US and abroad on dignity leadership training and on the role dignity plays in resolving conflict. She consults to corporations, schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Her book, Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. Her second book, Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, was published by Yale University Press in August 2018.