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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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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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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Ethical Leadership is About Service, Not Privilege

Leading in Context

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). They just want to get wherever they're going as quickly as possible. Some (who aspire to be) leaders act this way, too.

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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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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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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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300th Blog Post: Answering Big Questions About Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

We could make a powerful positive difference through our leadership. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership questions leadership blog By Linda Fisher Thornton I have spent the last six years answering the big leadership question "What does it mean to do the right thing?"

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Leading Ethically and The Control Trap

Leading in Context

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 4)

Leading in Context

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. . By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership?

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 5)

Leading in Context

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. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking complexity and leadership ethical leader ethical leadership development ethics positive leadership Responsible LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership?

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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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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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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? 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. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses business ethics business ethics blogs leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership

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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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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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4 Connected Trends Shaping the Future of Leadership

Leading in Context

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. 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. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leader ethical leadership trends future of leadership leadership trends what are ethical responsibilities

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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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The Olympics, Effort and Work Ethic

Your Voice of Encouragement

There’s real power in vividly picturing details about the event and feeling the positive emotions they’ll experience at that moment. Elite Athlete Work Ethic effort commitment Summer Olympics Personal Development

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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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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.

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. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Ethics Leadership Memes Work life

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

Leading in Context

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. 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.

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Are You Suffering From Truth Decay?

Lead Change Blog

Leaders can not underestimate the power of leading by example. Leadership guru Warren Bennis has noted, “So much lip service is paid to the issue of business ethics; but how do you in fact build an organization distinguished by tangible integrity, moral vision, and transparency? Personal Development trustworthy truth decay ethics honesty Leading With Trust Respect Trust Building

The power of influence

Lead on Purpose

Filed under: Team Building , Trust , Integrity , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | crucial conversations , Communication , influence , power « Guest Post: Talk is Cheap!

The Power of Progress

LDRLB

LeaderLab is partnering with organizational scholars to gather research on the importance of building ethical climates.

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Improving Lives and Organizations

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is it that ethical leaders do that has such a powerful positive effect on people? What can be the long-term impact of inspiring groups of people to greatness and ethical behavior? The Leading in Context Manifesto addresses the importance of respect and care, and helping each individual become their best: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization

The Power of Mythos, the Shared Story – A Powerful Tool for Persuasion

First Friday Book Synopsis

When I teach speech, I go over the classic arguments describing the available means of persuasion’s three primary elements (all from Aristotle): logos (the logical argument), ethos (the ethical argument – the credibility of the speaker), and pathos […]. This is profound – a key lesson for speakers, and for all who craft messages of any kind.

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The power of persistence

Lead on Purpose

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The Leading in Context® Manifesto

Leading in Context

It is a stake in the ground, a powerful statement of how we can build the kind of ethical leadership that builds successful companies, successful communities and a better world. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I am featuring The Leading in Context® Manifesto - a clear statement of what I believe and the movement I lead.

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Knowledge is power

Lead on Purpose

The third item in the Five Factors of Leadership asserts that knowledge is power , when (and only when) it is applied. power ) in the marketplace through acquiring and applying knowledge.

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John Wooden and the Power of Virtue in Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

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How Leaders Can Guard Against Unethical Behavior

Michael Lee Stallard

When leaders behave in ways that violate ethical norms and harm customers, it has a devastating effect on connection and employee engagement. character leadership business ethics E Pluribus Partners Ethical Behavior ethics michael lee stallard Servant Leaders Unethical Behavior