Marilyn Gist: Leading with Humility
Marilyn Gist, Ph.D., is an executive coach, researcher, professor, and author of The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility: Thriving Organizations & Great Results. Gist’s work has garnered over 12,000 citations. She is a Howard University graduate with years of teaching at the University of Washington and Seattle University. 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.
In this episode, Dean Newlund and Marilyn Gist discuss:
- Leaders with humility and self-awareness.
- Increasing employee engagement and happiness.
- Establishing company-wide leadership and employee behavior expectations.
- The six keys to leader humility.
- Leaders need to have the correct balance and ratio of confidence to reserve.
- When someone’s dignity is supported, you get more effort and engagement from them.
- Take the time to consider and understand the needs and stressors that people have endured through the pandemic.
- The founder and CEO aren’t more important than any other employee in the company. Let your behavior as a leader tell your employees that know, see and respect them.
“Nobody’s self-worth is more important than anyone else’s.” — Marilyn Gist
See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I
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