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The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility

Thriving Organizations - Great Results

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This webinar will feature a new model of leadership that is rooted in humility and having a deep regard for others’ dignity. During such uncertain and historic times, this approach to leadership provides a pathway for business, community, and civic leaders to understand how to take their organizations to the next level. It has strong implications for diversity efforts, consensus building, and improving employee engagement.  Attendees will learn why humility is a core component to organizational success, how existing C-suite leaders have employed this model in their own leadership rising to success to in their own industries despite insurmountable odds. 



  • Recognize the key attributes of leading with humility

  • Understand the power of relationships in your leadership

  • Learn how principles of humility can help you move from sidelines to center stage

  • Gain insight into your own leadership practices and behaviors

  • Learn how to score and analyze your own leader humility to become a leader everyone admires

  • Identify ways to harness exceptional power to produce great organizational results 

  • Learn how to cultivate greater enthusiasm and engagement in your own team



As author of The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility, Marilyn Gist helps others create thriving organizations and great results to become the leader everyone admires. Imagine a world in which all leaders feel and display a deep regard for others’ dignity.  This is what humility means and it helps leaders resolve conflict, increase engagement, and optimize performance. 


Marilyn has extensively studied why leader humility is the essential foundation of all healthy organizations and validated her work with interviews of prominent CEOs of companies ranging from the Mayo Clinic and Ford to Starbucks and Costco.  She adds value through ground-breaking insight:  the six keys required for leaders to work together well with all stakeholders. According to Marshall Goldsmith, “Marilyn Gist’s The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility, is a must-read for every leader.” This bestselling book has been featured in Forbes and Quartz, and Marilyn’s ideas on leader humility have appeared in The Hill, CEOWorld, Sirius SM Wharton Radio, and numerous podcasts.  Ken Blanchard who authored The One-Minute Manager says, “This inspiring book belongs on the desk of every CEO and politician in America.” 

Based on this work, Marilyn consults widely and is a keynote speaker on topics emphasizing NextGen Leadership, Rising out of Crisis, and Get Off the Sidelines and Into the Game (the latter being geared toward female leaders).  A recognized expert, Marilyn brings direct leadership experience along with academic credentials.  As former Associate Dean, Professor of Management, and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Formation, she led the design and development of Seattle University’s Leadership EMBA degree program from its inception in 2006 to rank as high as #11 in the nation by US News and World Report.  She began her academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She later joined the University of Washington where she held the Boeing Endowed Professorship of Business Management and served as Faculty Director of Executive MBA programs for many years. Her research has been highly cited by others, demonstrating exceptional thought leadership. 

Marilyn earned her BA from Howard University and her MBA and PhD from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the International Women’s Forum.  

Marilyn's book, The Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility is available wherever books are sold, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon and the Berrett-Koehler Bookstore.

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