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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Ethical Awareness is a Moving Target

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By Linda Fisher Thornton How well is your organization navigating the ethical pitfalls of the working world? Why is it so hard to navigate ethical minefields now? If you're finding it to be a major challenge right now, you're not alone.

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Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

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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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It’s Time For Ethically Adaptive Leadership

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Each day brings new challenges that consume our time and require us to grow into higher levels of ethical awareness to avoid missteps and miscalculations. As we try to find stable footing in unstable times, ethical agility will be a factor in our success. By Linda Fisher Thornton.

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Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

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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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10 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

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Many global factors are driving changes in ethical leadership expectations, and in high-stakes times, how we handle ethical leadership development can make or break our success. By Linda Fisher Thornton We need to get leadership right because so much depends on it.

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When Position Power and Ethics Collide

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Our responsibilities as a citizen, worker, leader, family member, and friend require us to choose ethics over loyalty. Yet, when we do, it can surprise people. Maybe that's because it is not the easiest path to take.

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“Ethical Thinking Isn’t Automatic”

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"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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10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe

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To confirm what those values are that should guide our choices, this week I'm sharing my Manifesto What Ethical Leaders Believe. This Manifesto frames ethical leadership in clear language, and is shareable under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.

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Foster Your Ethical Brand Reputation

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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.

Who’s Accountable For Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Who is accountable for ethical artificial intelligence? There are ethical implications at every step of the process. How do you build accountability into your organization's use of AI?

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The Voice of the (Un)Ethical Leader

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Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

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Are Ethics and Morals Different?

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With my background in Linguistics, I tend to view the divergence of ethics terms (that originally meant the same thing) as a distraction from what we need to know and do. Context ethical decision-making Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethics questions are ethics and morals different?

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Ethical Thinking Requires Dialogue

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership requires us to understand the context and embrace the natural complexity of issues. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical insight ethical leadership insight ethical thinking model ethical thinking tools holistic ethics integral ethics principles of ethical leadership

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Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

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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.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 5)

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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.

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Ethical Leaders Are Fixed and Flexible at the Same Time

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Ethical leaders are fixed and flexible at the same time. They stay anchored to ethical values AND adapt as the world changes. Both are critically important aspects of ethical leadership success.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 3)

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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.

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Ethical Leadership: Beyond Insight to Action

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 6)

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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.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 2)

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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.

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Where Ethics Should Be

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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 1)

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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.

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10 Tricky Questions About Ethics and Leadership Answered

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This week I'm sharing answers to your burning questions about ethics and ethical leadership - What is it? Why is ethics such a contentious topic, and defined in so many different ways by different people? By Linda Fisher Thornton. Go Into the New Year With Answers.

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The End of Ethical Compartmentalization

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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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What is Ethics?

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We need a robust understanding of ethics - what it means, what it requires of us, and what we need to know and do to be ethical. As we learn about ethics, we need to understand it in a multidimensional way. Here is a quick tour of ways to think about ethics. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking definition of ethics ethical leader ethics and complexity multidimensional ethics what is ethics

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 4)

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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.

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Ethics

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At a time when fraud, sexual harassment, and other forms of workplace misconduct are making daily headlines, ethics has become as indispensable a tool for the modern workplace as technology or finance. In TAKING ETHICS SERIOUSLY , author John Hooker, provides an intellectual framework for deciding whether an action is ethical. Hooker brings his extensive background in philosophy, logic, and management science to the rigorous analysis of ethical dilemmas.

On Patriotism, Nationalism, Globalism and Ethics

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By Linda Fisher Thornton I teach global leadership and applied ethics and my students often have questions about the differences between patriotism, nationalism and globalism. This post will explore the differences and their ethical implications. . Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical lenses global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics learning ethical leadership what is ethical leadership

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What Drives Engagement? Is it Ethics?

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To what degree does ethics play a part? In this post I'll explore 5 ways that an organization's ethics impacts employee engagement. . Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses employee engagement ethical culture building ethical leadership ethical organization ethical principles

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Global Ethics: TMP Challenge 15

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As an invited reviewer, my focus is on Global Challenge 15: Global Ethics. It details the global input on the most prevalent concerns and opportunities related to global ethics. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical awareness ethical competence ethical leadership ethical thinking and leadership ethics trends global ethics

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 4)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Who we include in our ethical thinking, and how broadly we consider our responsibility to others are important elements of ethical leadership. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical decision-making ethical leadership ethical leadership blog ethical thinking leadership blog

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Ethical Leaders Understand the Context

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics blogs complexity and ethics ethical leadership behavior ethical thinking Leadership leadership contextBy Linda Fisher Thornton In a previous post, I addressed some of the risks of not taking time to THINK before making decisions.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 4)

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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 Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking

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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 Thinking For Challenging Times

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends "seeing ethical leadership" "ethical lenses" "managing complexity" "complexity and leadership" "what is ethics" 7 Lenses leadership The 7 Lenses of Ethical LeadershipBy Linda Fisher ThorntonAlbert Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

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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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Ethical Thinking is Intentional, Thoughtful and Applied

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By Linda Fisher Thornton One of the things we know about ethical decision-making is that we need to take the time to do it. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical model ethical perspectives ethical principles ethical thinking tools ethics schema holistic ethics integral ethics

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

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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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Ethical Thinking: 5 Questions to Ask in the New Year

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leader ethical leadership and complexity ethical questions ethics good leadership LeadershipHere are 5 new questions to tackle as we head into a New Year. .

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What is Ethical Thinking?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Today I'm taking you inside the mind of the ethical leader to explore ethical thinking. Inside the Mind of an Ethical Leader “I make decisions based on values, not money pressures.” “I I need to constantly learn in order to stay ethical.”. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking corporate social responsibility define ethical leadership ethical business leadership global leadership ethics what are leadership 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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