To create this world, Mike believes we need to honor the dignity of others and show courageous leadership. When a culture of dignity and courage is nurtured — in a company, on a campus, throughout a community and society — a safe and engaged environment of trust emerges with no space or tolerance for abuse, harassment, bullying, hazing, sexual violence, discrimination, or any kind of unwanted behavior.
ABOUT MIKE AND HIS MISSION
Mike Dilbeck is a social entrepreneur, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), and expert on the topics of dignity and courageous leadership.
Mike believes that way too many people are being torn down rather than built up. These violations of dignity in our world lead to disengagement, not feeling worthy, and retaliation.
He believes that the impact of inaction is that way too many people are being mistreated, abused, violated, and even killed, while others look on and do nothing. Or, don’t do enough.
The personal impact of inaction, violations of dignity, and lack of integrity is fear and shame, accompanied by low self-esteem and lack of confidence, along with a life that doesn’t work.
The impact on businesses and organizations is a lack of workability, low morale, low productivity, attrition/turnover, tarnished public image, legal costs, and simply unhappy people.
Mike is on a mission to ensure that every person knows they are valuable and worthy.
He calls on us to always lift others up rather than tear them down — to always treat them as though they matter…because they do.
He calls on us to change the way individuals, organizations, companies, and communities react when someone is being adversely impacted by inappropriate, abusive, or unhealthy behavior — whether it’s bullying, hazing, sexual violence, discrimination, or any life issue.
This mission is to be fulfilled…
In organizations. In business. In community. In life.
For colleagues. For family. For friends. For strangers.
Mike offers powerful keynotes, workshops, and conversations around the concepts of dignity and courageous leadership...
DIGNITYU: BUILDING UP OR TEARING DOWN
We must always honor the inherent value and worth of every person. We must empower ourselves to lift people up rather than tear them down. We must honor the dignity of others...and ourselves.
RESPONSE ABILITY: A Call for Courageous Leadership
We must have a new form of leadership — courageous leadership — where we empower others to stand up, step in, and speak out on behalf of others, letting them know that they matter...because they do.