5 Powerful Trends in Ethical Consumerism

Leading in Context

This week I describe 5 powerful trends that are changing the rules of business, and require a heightened ethical awareness. Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends define ethical ethical ethical leadership development what is ethical consumerism what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton If you think your customers are separate from your business, you are behind the times.

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Ethical Leadership is About Service, Not Privilege

Leading in Context

I wonder what values are at the center of that kind of leadership? Power? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics what is an ethical leaderBy Linda Fisher Thornton I was noticing how many drivers seem to be in a hurry, and I realized that some people are rushing so quickly that they don't stop to consider their impact on others (on the road or elsewhere).

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Is Your Service Ethical?

Lead Change Blog

The manner my dad handled a Hightower cow invasion and how Mr. Hightower handled the exact same scenario was a powerful lesson in the ethics of service. He knew he had done a good deed, helped retain civility between neighbors, and taught his boys the power of service.

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Leading the Conversation About Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Dialogue is a powerful tool for developing ethical organizations. Workplace issues are complex and opinions will always vary about what ethical behavior means. This combination creates a kind of "murky uncertainty" that keeps employees from giving us their best, most ethical performance. Ethical Organization complexity ethical leadership development ethical mindset ethics training what is ethical leadership what is global leadership

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The Seductive Power of the Status Quo

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why do we have such a powerful negative reaction when we find out that we need to change? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses of ethical responsibility ethical decision-making ethical leadership model ethics questions holistic ethics managing complexityThe status quo literally has a grip on us.

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The Power of Trustworthy Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is trustworthy leadership so powerful? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership context leadership blogs leadership development leading with valuesHow does it set a positive tone and lead organizations to better performance? These 5 reasons quickly come to mind.

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16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I speak and write about the future of the ethical leadership, and how leaders and organizations can prepare for it. Today, I want to share with you the picture of the future that I see, based on a powerful movement toward positive, proactive ethical leadership. As we head into the New Year, let''s help our leaders be ready for this positive, proactive "ethical leadership future.".

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To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. 7 Lenses™ of Ethical Responsibility.

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Inclusion: The Power of “Regardless”

Leading in Context

Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical thinking inclusion and ethics what is inclusive leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Some inclusion statements begin with "we respect all people and treat them fairly, regardless of." and then include a long list of differences that we should overcome.

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Fear is a Poor Advisor (Moving Us Away From Ethical Thinking To Protect Us)

Leading in Context

The decision-making power of that part of our brain is extremely limited, turning our thoughts to lower level responses like "RUN!" Obviously, ethical decisions must be based on better thinking than "RUN" and "HIT THEM FIRST." Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking CSR ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics and culture leadership development thinking

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Never Underestimate The Power of Trust

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Trust is powerful. It is being recognized as a pivot point in business and a powerful catalyst for financial success. This updated Harvard Business review article connects trust with ROI and risk management: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership behavior positive leadership taking responsibility in leadership trust and leadership

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Leading Ethically and The Control Trap

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is controlling leadership so harmful in organizations? There are a number of powerful reasons that have ethical implications: Ethical Leader complexity engagement ethical leadership ethical leadership context what is leadership

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10 Questions On “Leading With Ethics” (From the Oct. 8 #leadfromwithin Tweetchat)

Leading in Context

The topic was Leading With Ethics, and the participation was robust, with thousands of Tweets per hour! In spite of the fast pace, this was an open and heartfelt discussion about what ethical leadership means, and what it looks like in day to day practice. Here are some highlights from the conversation, which I found to be powerful and inspiring.

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 3)

Leading in Context

In Part 3 we'll look at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on collective success. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leader ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethics LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series we looked at how leaders generate meaningful environments where others can thrive. In Part 2 we explored a leader's own quest for authenticity.

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership? Seeking the Truth & Excavating Grey Areas Using Ethical Values In Part 1 of this series we looked at how leaders generate meaningful environments where others can thrive. In Part 3 we looked at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on collective success. In Part 4, we'll examine how meaningful leadership requires truth-seeking based on ethical values. .

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership? In Part 3 we looked at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on relational ROI. In Part 4, we examined how meaningful leadership requires truth-seeking based on ethical values. In Part 5 we'll take a look at how meaningful leadership makes a difference by building a better society for the future. Meaningful leadership sees the world in terms of building a better future together.

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How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

Leadership Freak

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. Coercive power offends talent. Think… Continue reading → Humility Power Leadership DevelopmentBut anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation.

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The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics. It is important to teach business domestically and internationally that: We must understand how to use power and influence for positive change.

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4 Connected Trends Shaping the Future of Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Our understanding of good leadership is advancing. In this video, I describe 4 powerful trends that are increasing leadership expectations and shaping what leaders need to be prepared to handle in the future. By Linda Fisher Thornton Our understanding of good leadership is advancing. In this video, I describe 4 powerful trends that are increasing leadership expectations and shaping what leaders will need to be ready to handle in the future.

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What Does it Mean to “Be a Leader?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not about being "in charge" or standing "at the front of the room" or "exercising personal power." Authentic ethical leadership flips that paradigm. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses complexity ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is ethical leadership

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13 (Culture-Numbing) Side Effects of Toxic Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton A reader commented on the post Can A Toxic Leader Be Ethical? Yes and No requesting more information about the organizational side-effects of toxic leadership. If you have ever worked for a toxic leader (myself included) you have already experienced the powerful negative side effects first-hand. Withholding information to preserve power creates an environment of suspicion.

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The Power of Noticing

Leading Blog

Harvard professor Max Bazerman believes in the power of noticing. The Power of Noticing guides us through what happens when our focus can prevent us from seeing the critical information we need to make better decisions. It is easy to miss or more likely to accept changes in ethical behavior until it’s too late because of this slippery slope effect.

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The Leadership Killer

Leading Blog

T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer. It has killed more leaders than any other leadership flaw.

Ethical Dilemmas: Free Choice or Corporate Memes

Coaching Tip

Gentile has spent a great deal of her life in the classrooms of Harvard Business School and Babson College and from reading her book it seems that she thinks if her students know what ethical decision-making is, they will take action on what they think is right.

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The Power of Collaborative Leadership

Coaching Tip

The Power of Collaborative Leadership by Bert Frydman, Iva Wilson and JoAnne Wyer has arisen from the spirit of partnership and mutual inquiry. The Power of Collaborative Leadership is written primarily as a conversation between two senior managers, Bert Frydman and Iva Wilson. Leadership Tips. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Work life

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

How many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?” In every vocation, from academics to business to politics, the knowledge theorem and its power corollary is seemingly undeniable. . Power Corollary: Better Decision-making = Power. Entrepreneurial Mindset Power.

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Speaking Truth to Power

Great Leadership By Dan

The distinction is that we perceive power differently in hierarchical organizations than in other types of relationships. The courage to speak truth to power is unfortunately more uncommon than most would prefer. We live amongst cover-ups, ethics violations, and deception on all levels.

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March Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival! Jason summarizes: “Data is everywhere, and leaders can use it to tell powerful stories about their people. Rebecca Elvy of Rebecca Elvy provided The Critical Leadership Skill Most Leaders Don’t Have.

The Power of Framing

Leading Blog

The Power of Framing by Gail Fairhurst is about understanding the meaning—the shared reality—created in our communication. The Power of Framing is an essential leadership book that will help us to understand the context-shaping features of our language so that we can then better manage the meaning of our communication. Rule 3: Apply Ethics. Framing a subject is an act of persuasion by leaders, on imbued with ethical choices.

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Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender. This statistic draws a question: what is the difference between a man and woman’s leadership style? A few of the most important and valuable leadership traits are: honesty, intelligence, work ethic, decisiveness, ambition, compassion, and creativeness. A Question of Leadership.

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A Powerful Sunday Message.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 A Powerful Sunday Message. recent posts 3 Tips To Take More Powerful Notes During Meetings.

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Leadership Skills that Inspire!

Coaching Tip

In "Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results" , Halstead emphasizes the power and payoff of sharpening fundamental leadership abilities, including: Listening actively. Leadership Skills that Inspire Incredible Results Paperback by Fred Halstead (Author). Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes What is Work life leadership skills

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Weekly Round-Up: Is Technology the End of Introspection, The Power of Admitting a Mistake, 5 Principles of Ethical Leaders, and Leadership Strangers

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog. Weekly Round-Up

June 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! I tend to compare summer leadership to summer school. Bill recaps, “Leadership isn’t always about managing your direct reports. Managing your boss is an essential part of leadership.”

Trust Energizes Organizations

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How transformational is the power of trust in organizations? It improves work satisfaction and quality of life: Context Ethical Organization building trust ethical leadership development high trust culture positive leadershipIt increases capacity and improves performance.

June 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Chip Bell shared The Secret Sauce of Leadership Communications. Jesse explains: “According to Warren Bennis, ‘Just about everything written today about leadership and organizations comes from Mary Parker Follett’s writings and lectures.’

John Wooden and the Power of Virtue in Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael’s blog was recently recognized and the #1 leadership blog.

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12 Favorite Blog Posts of 2013

Leading in Context

Annual favorites - the posts that readers enjoyed and shared and that I think best convey an important message about how to Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership™ in ourselves and our organizations. Ethical Leader 7 Lenses complexity context ethical leadership leading ethically what is ethical leadership

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July 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Dan Rockwell of Leadership Freak wrote recently about assets that help leaders extend their influence. Bill recaps, “Having a good mentor can take you far in your leadership journey.

June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Simon Teague of New Level Results submitted Power of Mastermind. Leadership.

The Power of Focus Words

Kevin Eikenberry

The results are far better than what initially envisioned, and the team is far more invested in the words than they would have been anyway (that is an obvious, yet powerful point worth its own post sometime).

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de Klerk’s Powerful Message: Conquering Fear in The Quest for a Shared Future

Leading in Context

de Klerk speak in person last week when he visited the University of Richmond and spoke at the Jepson Leadership Forum about his role in ending apartheid in South Africa. In his remarks he said many powerful things about leadership in a global society. Ethical Leader Trends ethical business leadership Leadership leading ethically in organizationsI was honored to have the opportunity to hear F.

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April 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. of Germane Consulting submitted 5 Ways Women Redefine Leadership. She shares: “Women have improved and redefined leadership in a number of important ways, which men have also adopted.