Ethical Awareness is a Moving Target

Leading in Context

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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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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When Position Power and Ethics Collide

Leading in Context

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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It’s Time For Ethically Adaptive Leadership

Leading in Context

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

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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Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

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10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe

Leading in Context

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. It includes 10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe that transform their leadership and their organizations.

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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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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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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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Ethics

Coaching Tip

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.

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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Ethical Thinking For Challenging Times

Leading in Context

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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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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Managing Ethical Leadership as a Performance System

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about ethical leadership as a performance system, we get a higher level view of what it takes to develop ethical leaders. This graphic shows what an integrated ethical leadership performance management system might look like. Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical performance ethical performance management ethics what is ethical leadership

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Leaders: Can You Control Ethics?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The question for today is "Can we control ethics?" Leaders have tried to control ethics with compliance-based systems (based on rules and penalties) but that does not tend to inspire people to ethical action. Leaders have tried to control ethics by running a tight ship, closely managing workers, but that does not bring out the best in people and may lead to workers not caring about protecting the company's reputation. .

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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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Ethics

Coaching Tip

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.

10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

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How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

Lead Change Blog

However, what worked best was modelling ethical leadership throughout, providing an alternative approach that most had never experienced. Why I believe in ethical leadership—and why you should too. In November 2013, I participated in a national survey run by the CMI and MoralDNA to assess the personal ethical values of a range of professional leaders and managers. The post How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

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9 Ethical Roles: Is Your Leadership Team “All In”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I blogged a while back about the Critical Roles of the (Ethical) CEO. I realized later that these important ethical roles apply not just to CEOs, but also to all senior leaders in an organization. And if the leaders they manage don't carry these roles throughout the organization, there will be gaps in the culture.

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How to Be Human (Together)

Leading in Context

The second explains why values transcend borders and boundaries, and the third explains that how we perceive people who are 'different' impacts our behavior and our ethics.

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Every Decision Changes The Ethical Culture Equation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics has a compounding effect on culture, and our leadership choices determine whether that effect will be positive or negative. Being diligent about ethics in every decision brings the culture ethics dividends. Being careless about ethics brings ethics penalties. The tricky part about managing ethical culture is that every leader decision and action throughout the organization is changing the equation.

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Senior Leaders: Set Clear Expectations For Values

Leading in Context

Senior leaders set the tone for the organization's ethics, but the senior leadership responsibility for values leadership includes much more than that.

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There Are No Quick Fixes For Ethics

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have been thinking about how lightly some leaders take the subject of ethics. Some ignore ethical issues altogether or think ethical issues are unimportant compared to money concerns. It’s a risky choice to take ethics lightly. There are no “ethics transplants” for people who have made bad ethical decisions. In our global society, where almost anything can be obtained for a price, you can’t buy ethics.

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Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

Leading in Context

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20 (Responsible) Leadership Outcomes

Leading in Context

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The Future of Education: Ethical Literacy For Handling Global Complexity

Leading in Context

A focus on "knowing" must be replaced with a focus on "how to think, problem solve and successfully navigate global complexity using ethical values.". Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leader ethical leadership ethics leadership and management leadership development responsible educationBy Linda Fisher Thornton We are not preparing students for success in the world where they will have to live and work.

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How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic

Lead Change Blog

I’ve always been a hard worker, but as any manager or leader of a business will know, when times get tough, they can directly impact your desire to get things done. However, I didn’t realise that it wasn’t the work that was to blame — it was my work ethic. Thankfully, through a trusted work partner, I discovered a technique known as Kanban , and it completely revived my work ethic. The post How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic appeared first on Lead Change.

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Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? – Part 3

Leading in Context

These four ways to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good) focus on MANAGING THE SYSTEM. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical context ethical leader what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thortnton The first post in this series addressed ACCOUNTABILITY. The second asked you to evaluate your IMPACT.

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Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? – Part 3

Leading in Context

These four ways to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good) focus on MANAGING THE SYSTEM. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical context ethical leader what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thortnton The first post in this series addressed ACCOUNTABILITY. The second asked you to evaluate your IMPACT.

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Top Post Series of 2020: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

The Top Post Series for last year on the Leading in Context Blog reflected the ethical challenges of decision-making during COVID-19. By Linda Fisher Thornton.

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Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Great Leadership By Dan

Ethical Leadership is proven to improve employee wellbeing and promotes extra-role effort. Further, ethical leadership can decrease emotional exhaustion and increase work engagement. Our experience is that the concept of feeling trusted in the workplace magnifies ethical leadership and can also result in further extra-role effort. Ethical leadership leads to increased extra role effort. Ethical leaders are people-oriented. They live their own lives ethically.

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Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 4

Leading in Context

Here are the previous posts in the series if you missed them: Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 1 (Improve Accountability) Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 2 (Improve Leader Impact) Ready to Change the Ethics Quo (For Good)? Part 3 (Manage the System) The focus of this week's post is on Ways to Inspire Leaders to Lead With Positive Ethical Values. By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not easy.

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Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

The field that provides this kind of know-how is called ethics. This means that ethics is serious business. Ethical dilemmas are at least as hard to resolve as engineering problems, and at least as urgent, particularly in our complex and fast-moving world. When organizations go astray ethically, it is usually due to a lack of ethical competence, not bad people. But how does one recognize ethical competence? Ethics training can take at least three forms.

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Good Leadership Serves, Respects and Uplifts

Leading in Context

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Work Ethic For Leaders

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Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. I really appreciate author Valerie M.

11 Paths To Ethical Leadership Competence

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing competent ethical leaders is a huge challenge. Complexity Context Ethical Leader leadership and management leadership competence leadership skills what is ethical leadership Why is it so difficult? We live in a globally-connected society, and are expected to be globally-aware. We are dealing with catastrophic change and uncertainty. We fill roles in many different settings including in our organizations, industries and communities.

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