DONNA HICKS, Ph.D. Internationally Renowned Authority on Dignity

DONNA HICKS, Ph.D. Internationally Renowned Authority on Dignity

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“Nothing short of a landmark publication that will change and influence the public conversation on how we organize and manage.”

—MICHAEL PIRSON, Fordham University


About Donna Hicks

Based at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University for more than two decades, Donna has successfully applied her signature dignity model on a global stage. Her clients  include the World Bank, the United Nations, the US Navy, and governments worldwide. She  currently helps leaders in business, health care, government, education and other fields to create cultures that foster innovation and dignified human relationships.

About Leading with Dignity

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.

Also by Donna Hicks

Dignity: It's Essential Role in Resolving Conflicts

“This book is a must-read for those who want to experience peace in their everyday lives and peace in the world around them. Without an understanding of dignity, there is no hope for such change.”

— Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, From the Foreword

Donna's TEDx Talk

Donna Hicks spoke at TEDxStormont about dignity, the role of dignity in conflict resolution, and the essential elements of dignity.

News & Events

Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People will be published August 21, 2018!

“This 'how-to' sparks the scaling of dignity within and across us to strengthen human and social capacity. A gift to give and get.”
Dana Born, Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University

Keynote Speaking

If your company or organization is in need of inspiring keynote or workshop, Dr. Donna Hicks, Ph.D., can deliver the message that will heal conflict and unify employees around their common identity. Her two decades of experience using dignity to resolve conflict, between people and nations, in the U.S., Columbia, Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cuba, and Northern Ireland, serve as the foundation for her insightful presentations and workshops.