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The Future of Learning Isn’t About “Knowing”

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends future of leadership future of learning global leadership global learningBy Linda Fisher Thornton If we want to prepare leaders to handle complex challenges, we need to move beyond shallow approaches that focus on knowledge building.

Do Differences of Opinion Set Off Your Threat Detector?

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics ethical leadership development global ethical leadership global ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Differences of opinion can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

50 Ways To Lead For Trust (Part 1)

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See how many of the first fifteen you incorporate regularly into your leadership: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership behavior global leadership global leadership ethics leadership skills trust buildingBy Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a series on practical ways to lead that build trust.

What is Ethical Thinking?

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking corporate social responsibility define ethical leadership ethical business leadership global leadership ethics what are leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Today I'm taking you inside the mind of the ethical leader to explore ethical thinking.

Developing Globally Responsible Leaders

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As the leaders who will help shape the future of our businesses and our societies through small actions and big decisions, we need a global sense of responsibility. This post explores what it means to be a globally responsible leader and what kinds of learning opportunities help leaders develop a global sense of responsibility.

5 Ways CEOs Can Build an Ethical Culture

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Ethical Organization ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society By Linda Fisher Thornton CEOs are in a unique position to make ethics a priority through their everyday actions, but simply modeling ethics isn''t nearly enough.

16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

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As a global community, we are increasingly aware of the impact of our choices on others. By Linda Fisher Thornton I speak and write about the future of the ethical leadership, and how leaders and organizations can prepare for it. We are more aware of our human connection and our responsibilities to one another.

Dealing With Complexity in Leadership

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity ethical leadership ethical responsibility ethical thinking global ethics global mindset systems thinkingDealing with work complexity has become a major leadership development issue. And it has ethical implications. As our work becomes more complex, so do our ethical dilemmas.

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 4)

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The previous posts in the series in case you missed them: Part 1 on Global Trends Part 2 on Wholeness. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends define ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society positive ethical values

Leadership Development S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S To Prepare for the Future

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By Linda Fisher Thornton In a recent post, I acknowledged that "leaders face information overload, globalization and increasing complexity. How can we prepare leaders to succeed in a socially and globally connected world? And they hold the key to your organization’s future. Make it a priority to help them be ready."

300th Blog Post: Answering Big Questions About Ethical Leadership

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The support, the unsolicited testimonials and the social shares of this work have been widespread and global. I wrote the book 7 Lenses because I believed that we needed a clear answer to what it meant in a global society. Could it be that the world is ready for a clear answer to this important question?

Twitter Helps Leaders “Think Global”

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Twitter helps us learn to "think global" in a connected global society. It keeps us current, connects us with a global network of information and provides real-time data. It can transform us and the way we do business. I've sprinkled in some statistics along with my own observations about the learning benefits of Twitter.

5 Questions For Leaders Seeking Insight In The New Year

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I am grateful for the lively global conversation about the leadership we need for a better future. By Linda Fisher Thornton Grateful For The Conversation Many thanks to Leading in Context friends and followers for a wonderful 2015. I appreciate your active involvement in the movement.

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

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global context ethical thinking what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to co-host the live #leadfromwithin Tweetchat with @LollyDaskal on October 8th.

It’s Not About Us

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking define ethical leadership define ethics ethical ethical leader ethical mindset ethics global ethics leading ethically By Linda Fisher Thornton. You may have noticed that people''s expectations of us as leaders have increased exponentially. Consumers are choosing companies that care about their well-being.

50 Ways to Lead For Trust (Part 3: The Last 20)

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership ethics global ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the 3rd in a series on 50 Ways to Lead For Trust. Part 1 included numbers 1-15. Part 2 gave you 15 more, and this post includes the final 20 Ways to Lead For Trust.

Leading the Conversation About Ethical Leadership

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Ethical Organization complexity ethical leadership development ethical mindset ethics training what is ethical leadership what is global leadership 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.

What is Unethical Leadership?

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethical leadership in a global society what are leadership skills what is ethical leadership what is leadershipExploring "Unethical Leadership" How do we define unethical leadership?

How Do We Achieve Corporate Integrity?

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Taking on that "pull mentality" involves creating a positive ethical environment: Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends dimensions of ethics ethical ethical leader ethical leadership ethics ethics education global ethics what is ethical leadership

Business Leader Future : A Sketch

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Leading in a Complex Global Context I did some research about global trends and challenges and how they will change the way we lead in the future. Ethical Leader Trends collaborative leadership ethical leadership context global ethics management and leadership sustainability what is ethical leadership what is leadership

There Are No Quick Fixes For Ethics

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In our global society, where almost anything can be obtained for a price, you can’t buy ethics. 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. We are responsible for our choices.

The Triple Bottom Line Is Just The Beginning

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While it's a great improvement over focusing on profit alone, the triple bottom line doesn't reflect the current expectations of customers, employees and global markets. By Linda Fisher Thornton Many organizations are still talking about the triple bottom line (Profits, People, Planet) as if it's the standard for ethical business.

The Future of “Leadership” (Do We Need a New Word For It?)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton While we are experiencing many global challenges, there is also a gradual global push toward better leadership. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends ethical business leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is leadership

Webinar “Leading For the Future”

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Many leaders wonder how to prepare for an uncertain future – one that is filled with complexity, changing expectations and an increasing global awareness about ethical responsibility.

Responsible Management Education: UN Principles

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Context Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethics training global ethics leadership and management leadership development leading ethically in organizations management and leadershipWhat is the Purpose of Management Education? The purpose of management education is obviously to develop capable and responsible managers.

Ethical Leadership and…a Global Society

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Are We Moving Toward a "Global Society"? To imagine the world as a global society we must look at the issue from a view that is many levels above our day-to-day routines and our sometimes mechanical responses to our day-to-day challenges.

What is “Good Food” (In an Ethical Sense)?

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Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses complexity ethical leadership in a global society leadership development leading ethicallyBy Linda Fisher Thornton What is “Good” Food? One variable is how good the food tastes. But there are many more. Shoppers may consider variables that […].

7 Reasons Ethics Matters in Brand Value

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Customers shop globally now, and when they buy, they compare products more and more often based on ethics. In addition to shopping cautiously during the recession when money is tight, there's also a trend toward thinking about how each purchase impacts the global community and the planet.

Thinking Beyond Disciplines: Why We Need it

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Complexity Ethical Leader Trends ethical leader ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society ethics training leadership development leadership ethics leading ethicallyWhat is Transdiciplinarity? They define it as "understanding concepts across multiple disciplines.".

What is Ethical Leadership?

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We have to take on a global mindset and an openness to learning, and much more. By Linda Fisher Thornton This collection from reader favorites on the Leading in Context Blog will help you explore the scope and dimensions of today''s ethical leadership. As you will see, ethical leadership requires much more than following laws and regulations.

Making Decisions Like Global Citizens

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Instead of being competing perspectives, each one is an important element of the full picture of what it means to lead ethically in a global society. By Linda Fisher Thornton Character is important, but leading ethically in the fullest sense requires much more than just demonstrate good character.

Precautionary Principle: Profiting With Care

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Complexity Ethical Organization ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society leadership and management management and leadership what is ethical leadership what is leadershipWhat is the Precautionary Principle? Simply stated, the Precautionary Principle asks us to err on the side of caution.

Redefining Ethical Leadership in a Global Society

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As a society, we are beginning to redefine ethical leadership. The change started quietly, fueled by a web of linked communication channels and a desire for a more civil way of dealing with each other. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization blogs ethical business leadership ethics in leadership

Building Trust: Paradoxical Qualities to Cultivate

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader 7 Lenses ethical global ethics leadership context leading ethically learning trust what is ethical behaviorBy Linda Fisher Thornton As we progress on the learning journey toward positive leadership, some of the qualities we seek seem to be paradoxical.

5 Reasons Why Respect is an Ethical Issue

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership in a global context leading ethically leading through complexity what is ethical leadershipIs your workplace high stress? Do people treat each other in disrespectful ways?

Collaborative Leadership in a Global Society

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What does collaborative leadership look like in a global society? What is Collaborative Leadership? At the societal level it's taking the best that all of us know and can do and putting it together in ways that help everyone.

Leading For Ethics Future? (Or Ethics Past?)

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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. How do we prepare for that? We reach higher and think longer-term.

The Future of “Leadership” (Do We Need a New Word For It?)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton While we are experiencing many global challenges, there is also a gradual global push toward better leadership. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends ethical business leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is leadership

Leading For Ethical Performance

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Shared Ethical Values: Global Consensus?

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As we struggle day-to-day with what ethics means in business, groups of concerned leaders around the world are studying common ethical values that could clarify ethical behavior and unite us in a common global code of ethics.