Date: August 20, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free Ticket Click Here: Marilyn Gist author of "The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility"
“This inspiring book belongs on the desk of every CEO and politician. With eye-opening case studies and recommended behaviors in every chapter, it's an indispensable user guide for servant leaders.”
—Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager and coeditor of
Servant Leadership in Action
On the most fundamental level, leaders must bring divergent groups together and forge a consensus on a path forward. But what makes that possible? Humility—a deep regard for the dignity of others—is the key, says distinguished leadership educator Marilyn Gist.
Leadership is a relationship, and humility is the foundation for all healthy relationships. Leader humility can increase engagement and retention. It inspires and motivates. Gist offers a model of leader humility derived from three questions people ask of their leaders: Who are you? Where are we going? Do you see me? She explores each of these questions in depth, as well as the six key qualities of leader humility: a balanced ego, integrity, a compelling vision, ethical strategies, generous inclusion, and a developmental focus.
Much of this book is based on Gist's interviews with a dozen distinguished leaders of organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Costco, REI, Alaska Airlines, Starbucks, and others. And the foreword and a guest chapter are written by Alan Mulally, the legendary leader who brought Ford back from the brink of bankruptcy after the 2008 financial collapse and whose work is an exemplar of leader humility.
Marilyn Gist is an expert on developing leaders who has long observed the quality of relationships leaders must form to work effectively with others. Seeing that we don't gain support by stepping on others' dignity, she developed a powerful model based on leader humility - the tendency to feel and display a deep regard for others' dignity. Leader humility yields great results.
To amplify this message in her book, Marilyn interviewed presidents and CEOs representing Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Brooks Running, Costco, Foot Locker, Ford Motor, JP Morgan Chase, Expeditors International, Holland America Lines, Mayo Clinic, REI, Starbucks, TIAA, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. She incorporates their advice and experience to show how humility makes a difference. The book includes a chapter written by Alan Mulally, explaining the Working Together Management System, based in leader humility, that saved Ford from failure during the Great Recession.
Marilyn's work has won numerous awards. Her academic career spans the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Washington where she held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management, and Seattle University where she served as Associate Dean, Professor of Management, and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation. To learn more, visit: https://www.marilyngist.com.
Marilyn speaks, writes, and consults widely. She lives in Seattle, Washington which she finds to be a place of inspiring beauty, energy, and creativity.