Ethics is Actionable

Leading in Context

Some people think about ethics as a theoretical concept that lives in procedures and regulations, but they're missing the point. Ethics is not just an esoteric concept.

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Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics is fundamentally about acting beyond our own self-interests. Can we be ethical without considering others and acting in ways that benefit them?

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Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical awareness may have been considered private in the past, but it has become easier to observe in a society that is always socially connected.

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“Ethical Thinking Isn’t Automatic”

Leading in Context

"For ethical leadership to stick, the culture needs an infrastructure that consistently supports acting on stated values.Ethical cultures treat ethical thinking as something that must be cultivated, demonstrated, and practiced over time.".

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Who’s Accountable For Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Who is accountable for ethical artificial intelligence? I was recently invited to answer those questions in a guest blog post published on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Commons and EDUCAUSE Review.

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Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

Leading in Context

Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society ethical leadership mindset ethical mindset ethics in leadership leadership skills

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22 Resources For Developing Ethical Thinking

Leading in Context

With all of the ethical messes in the news recently, this seems to be the right time to help you focus on PREVENTION as applied to thinking. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics what is ethical leadership

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Foster Your Ethical Brand Reputation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Connect Magazine invited me to weigh in on why ethical brand reputation is so important and how brands can build and foster stronger images.­ In this article I share practical advice on protecting ethical brands and five top leadership trends I see unfolding in 2020. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethics questions quotes ethical brand reputation ethical brand value ethical leadership development ethics in leadership

The End of Ethical Compartmentalization

Leading in Context

Someone could be buttoned up and ethical at work, but make really bad decisions elsewhere. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical and authentic leadership ethical leadership development ethics Leadership leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton That Was Then What people did in their spare time used to be private, allowing them to assume varying personas in their different roles.

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Where Ethics Should Be

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We need to be talking about where ethics should be… how and where it fits into real life. Too many leaders and organizations have crossed ethical boundaries and that seems to be all we’re seeing in the news headlines. Starting the Conversation When ethics is central to our decisions and actions, we are […].

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series introduced 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership and the importance of ethical foresight. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 explored the dimensions of Ethical Design, Legal Compliance. and Human Impact. Today's post explores a new dimension - Evolving Ecosystem.

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Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. They are important questions about our ethical intentions, action and impact that will help guide our ethical choices in the coming year. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics in the new year seeing ethical leadership clearly The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

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Ethical Leadership: Beyond Insight to Action

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership ethical leadership thinking ethical thinking skills learning ethical leadership what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you had an insight while attending a conference? While listening to a speaker, you hear a new idea that strikes you as important, and you jot it down to follow up.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this Series on 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership focused on the importance of Ethical Foresight. Part 2 introduced 5 Ethical Dimensions of the IoT and explored the 1st dimension - Ethical Design. Part 3 discusses Legal Compliance, the 2nd dimension.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 6)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series on 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership focused on the importance of Ethical Foresight. Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 explored the dimensions of Ethical Design, Legal Compliance. Human Impact. and Evolving Ecosystem. Part 6 will conclude the series with the final dimension - Public Good.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This is Part 2 in a Series exploring 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership in celebration of IoT Day on April 9th. Part 1 included an Introduction and the importance of Ethical Foresight. Part 2 explores the 1st Ethical Dimension of IoT Leadership: Ethical Design.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a Series exploring 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership as we approach IoT Day on April 14th. Unlike the software design projects of the past, working in the IoT takes us into completely uncharted ethical territory. The Internet of Things (IoT) can enhance people’s lives in many new ways, and because of its enormous scale, it will alter our global economy and the way we do business.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fourth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, here are the previous posts in the series: Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1),Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2),and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part […].

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 2)

Leading in Context

No matter how much effort it takes to understand the context (whether we like it or not) we can't expect to make an ethical decision without it. To use ethical thinking and decision-making, we must always remind ourselves that the SUBSET is not the whole. . By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series I looked at the importance of Deep Thinking. In Part 2, we'll be considering the Context.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series on 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership focused on the importance of ethical foresight. Part 2 and Part 3 introduced two dimensions - Ethical Design and Legal Compliance. Today's post explores a new dimension - Human Impact.

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The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking

Leading in Context

Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics leadership skills thinking context vertical leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton Using the commonly-taught types of thinking is very useful in life, and helps us be better professionals and business people. But there's a catch.

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Ethical Leaders Take Time To Think

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What sets ethical leaders apart from other leaders? Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking avoiding ethical messes developing ethical leaders ethical awareness ethical context ethical thinkingThey take the time to THINK before making decisions. And that's not all they do that sets them apart.

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 6)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This series has explored 5 important spheres of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society ethical thinking and decision making leadership development leadership ethicsThis week I'm summing it up in a checklist that will help you apply all 5 to your daily choices.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the second post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed it, last week's post was Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1). . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethical thinking ethical thinking model ethical thinking skills

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Ethical Leadership: Complexity, Context and Adaptation

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Ethical leadership requires growth, a willingness to acknowledge complexity and an understanding of the broader context in which we lead. Use these resources to improve your ethical awareness, learn about how the leadership context is evolving and check for learning blind spots. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses adaptation and ethics complexity and ethics ethical leadership development ethics in leadership Responsible Leadership

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1)

Leading in Context

this is the first post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. I'm hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your talent development plans for 2018. Ethical thinking drives ethical choices and behavior. I believe that leadership development efforts must address the values-based thinking behind good leadership, or it will not lead to good leadership.

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Developing the Ethical Leader of the Future

Leading in Context

by Linda Fisher Thornton On Thursday, I spoke about The Future of Ethics and Business Leadership at the Richmond SHRM Strategic Leadership Conference. My lens was leadership development - how to help leaders be ready to lead ethically in a highly complex, connected future. Here are some success principles for developing "Ethical Leader Future:".

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 5)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical business ethical leadership and change ethical leadership development ethical leadership development blog ethical thinking ethics and changeBy Linda Fisher Thornton While change is a constant reality, it doesn’t always factor into leadership thinking.

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Rethinking “Smart” Leadership in an Ethical Context

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm looking at what it means to be a "smart" leader through the 7 Lenses (introduced in the book 7 Lenses) to get the full ethical context. Take note: You can do this with any idea, concept or project to better understand the ethical nuances. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses 7 lenses book ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking Leadership leadership development

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Leading For Ethics Future? (Or Ethics Past?)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We are expected to make ethical decisions in a rapidly changing global society, where there is increasing awareness of what "ethical" means. The question of where ethics is headed has been the focus of my research over the last four years. I have learned that to be considered ethical, we must consider more constituents, honor more dimensions of ethics, and lead ethically through higher levels of complexity.

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Detachment and Ethics Don’t Mix

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics and detachment don't mix well. In fact, combining high ethical expectations with an aloof stance can lead to trouble. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership development learning ethics positive ethical leadership positive ethics

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the third post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1) and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2). I’m hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your plans for developing leaders in 2018.

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Seeing The Nuances Of Ethical Leadership (A Developmental Model)

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics Leadership leadership development what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not a position or a task. It is a complex array of roles, relationships and processes, and yet we use one term, "leadership," to talk about it.

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Ethics is Contagious

Leading in Context

Ethics is catching, and leaders set the tone for the ethics of the organization. Would the organization be more or less ethical? What kind of ethics are people catching as they work in our organization? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical responsibility ethics

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The Gut-Brain Axis (Ethical Questions)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership development ethical thinking and action leadership development positive leadership systems thinking and leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton I am a long-time advocate of systems thinking. It has risen in importance as an increasing number of our greatest human challenges can't we understood or resolved without it.

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 3)

Leading in Context

To make ethical decisions, we must embrace it and incorporate it into our thinking process. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity in leadership ethical decision-making ethical leadership development ethical thinking and action leadership and managementEmbracing Complexity is Part of Leadership Complexity has become a way of life.

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Do Laws Set the Standard For Ethics?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton "Do Laws Set the Standard For Ethics?" Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical business laws and ethics leadership development leadership skillsmay be a simple question, but the answer is complicated. They do and they don't set the standard. .

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What Are You Talking About (Ethically Speaking)?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There are many layers of meaning in ethics conversations. See if you can find your ethics conversations below: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethics ethics training leadership development leading ethically in organizationsHow far down are you going? Do you stop at surface messages or do you dig into real problems?

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Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked recently to explain in simple terms how ethics and trust are related. It is a great question, because we define trust and ethics in so many different ways. Here are some observations about how trust and ethics are related, and what their relationship means for us as organizational leaders.

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What Ethical Leaders Believe

Leading in Context

I am honored that today they published my Manifesto about ethical thinking. Is that autopilot programmed to make ethical decisions?". Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics leadership development By Linda Fisher Thornton ChangeThis.com is an 800ceoread project for "spreading good ideas and changing business thinking for the better."

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The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The first post in this series, "The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking" explored WHY leaders need to fill the gap and help people develop ethical thinking. I included this guidance on ethical thinking in a previous post: Ethical thinking means we never lose sight of our positive purpose. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics ethical leadership values leadership values

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Development. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Development Plan or Development Planning? It’s time to put the “ning” back in development planning.

Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fifth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1), Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2), Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3) and Why Ethical Matters (Part 4).

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