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10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

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So much of it has been a blur as we've scrambled to reinvent our work and daily habits to adapt to a persistent global pandemic. By Linda Fisher Thornton. Here we are at the end of the year already.

Pluralism: 9 Elements Required For Ethical Leadership

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking quotes ethical leadership global ethics pluralism and leadership what is ethical leadership? By Linda Fisher Thornton Pluralism is required in our leadership thinking because it drives how we treat people and make decisions.

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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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Global Ethics: TMP Challenge 15

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By Linda Fisher ThorntonI participate in a global think tank called The Milennium Project (TMP). As an invited reviewer, my focus is on Global Challenge 15: Global Ethics. Participants submit their observations on trends, help define the biggest problems and areas of opportunity and submit input on how to improve the course of Global Ethics.The Milennium Project has produced a short video summarizing the global conversations on each topic.

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Top 10 2020: Leading in Context Blog

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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. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical lenses global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics learning ethical leadership what is ethical leadership

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It’s Time For Ethically Adaptive Leadership

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Agility and adaptability are mantras for leaders during this time of global unrest and catastrophic change. By Linda Fisher Thornton. 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.

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A Message About Connection

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By Linda Fisher Thornton We'll remember this year for a long time and we will tell future generations about the challenges we endured as we tried to stay safe and well during a global pandemic.

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Perspectives on a Future With COVID-19

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Global futurists have already provided us with a variety of possible global scenarios to use in our planning.

Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society ethical leadership mindset ethical mindset ethics in leadership leadership skillsLeaders focus on the good of their teams, organizations and communities.

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5 Ways to Avoid Opinions That Lack Insight and Understanding

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Global Sentiment About Taking Responsibility

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By Linda Fisher Thornton A clearer picture of global ethics is coming into view. In this clearer picture, we know what''s important and see how far our responsibilities extend into the global community. Ethical leaders have begun to realize how connected our global community is. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society global ethics leadership development leading ethically

5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 1)

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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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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 6)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society ethical thinking and decision making leadership development leadership ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton This series has explored 5 important spheres of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making. This week I'm summing it up in a checklist that will help you apply all 5 to your daily choices.

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The Future of Education: Ethical Literacy For Handling Global Complexity

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A focus on "knowing" must be replaced with a focus on "how to think, problem solve and successfully navigate global complexity using ethical values.". By Linda Fisher Thornton We are not preparing students for success in the world where they will have to live and work. Some of the ways we currently think about "teaching" need to be scrapped and replaced.

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Tis The Season

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Ethical Leader ethical leadership mindset global ethical leadership leader behavior leadership giftsBy Linda Fisher Thornton It's the season of giving and gratitude and celebration, and today I'm sharing a sampling of this blog's best seasonal messages. Each is meant to inspire us to become our best.

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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. In this 2 minute video, I describe 7 different perspectives that you may be hearing around the table as you discuss ethical dilemmas in your organization.

A Message About Togetherness

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When I really stop to think about what it means to live and work together, here are some of the things that come to mind: Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership and complexity ethical leadership in a global context ethical thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton In What is Meaningful Leadership Part 5 I wrote about building a better society together for future generations.

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Top Post Series of 2018: Leading in Context Blog

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical decision-making ethical leadership and complexity ethical thinking ethics and global societyBy Linda Fisher Thornton The Top Post Series this year reflects a concern I have that many other people must share. It is a concern about what can happen when we don’t use ethical thinking.

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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. Laws serve as minimum standards for society, but responsible leadership requires that we go well beyond those minimum standards.

Will 2018 Be The Year?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton As a global community, we have learned some things this year. Global citizens have learned that values are the most important defining characteristics of nations, and if we don't operate from a base of values we descend into conflict and chaos. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends CSR ethical mindset ethical thinking ethics and CSR global ethical leadership global mindset leadership thinking

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Global-Minded Ethical Leadership

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Our daily choices can have a global ripple effect, and that effect can be either positive or negative depending on our choices. We need to think on a global scale, and consider the long term impact of every decision. Because we are part of a connected society, we cannot think about ethics on a small scale. Ethical Leader 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethics leading ethically leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership

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Seeing Beyond Borders and Walls

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses leadership ethical leader ethical leader development ethical thinking global ethics global worldviewBy Linda Fisher Thornton When you make a commitment to ethical values and ethical choices, boundaries and walls only indicate the boundaries of new places to apply those ethical values and choices. Beyond them, ethical values matter just as much as they matter within your own walls. You could argue that they matter more, because […].

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8 Posts (And a Trend Report) On Global Thinking

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Using globally-informed thinking helps us succeed in a connected economy and a global society. This week, I decided to corral a collection of posts that help us understand ethical leadership in a global context. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity in leadership ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society ethical thinking global leadership

Unraveling The Future State of The World

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By Linda Fisher Thornton The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank with a noble purpose - To "improve humanity’s prospects for building a better future.". Complexity Context Ethical Thinking Trends complexity and leadership ethical leadership blog global ethics day global future leadership future the millennium project

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Grey Areas: Our Choices Define Us (Part 3)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethics and complexity ethics in a global societyBy Linda Fisher Thornton There will always be grey areas that aren't covered by the ethics code. In grey areas, leaders "paint the boundary" of ethical choices others will make by how they navigate the ethical complexity when the boundaries are not clear.

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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.

Context Matters: What We’re Learning About Food

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Here is a sneak preview: Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical lenses ethics trends global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics what is ethical leadership what is ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton A day when so many people eat too much candy seems just right for sharing new research that turns conventional wisdom on healthy eating inside out. This new research will begin to change the thinking and practices of the food and restaurant industries.

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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.

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500th Post: Index to 500 Articles on Authentic Ethical Leadership

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By Linda Fisher ThorntonThere are many ways to define "ethical leadership" but there is increasing global interest in learning "ethical leadership" in a holistic and authentic way. The Leading in Context Blog now includes 500 articles on high-level, holistic and global ethical leadership. This authentic ethical leadership takes us beyond laws and regulations, beyond respect for others and beyond traditional definitions of a business "win."

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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. We need to help leaders learn to think deeply (beyond symptoms to complex, systemic causes) and broadly across disciplines as they work to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.

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. We may be in a discussion with someone who has very different views from ours, on a topic of great importance to us. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

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What is Ethics?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton We are globally connected and becoming more aware of the complexity of our connections. 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. One-dimensional definitions lead us down a single path and prevent us from seeing our broad responsibilities as citizens and leaders.

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3 Steps For Dusting Off Your Leadership in the New Year

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The intense, conflicted global environment we face is formidable. By Linda Fisher Thornton When we start a New Year, it's is a wonderful time to take stock of our leadership. Sitting still won't keep our leadership up to the task. It's definitely not a good time to let our leadership get dusty from a lack of attention. It's time to take action. Here are three things you can do to dust off your leadership and discover your best capabilities this year: .

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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 valuesBy Linda Fisher Thornton This post is Part 4 in the series "5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future.". Part 3 on Growth and Human Development In Part 4, we take a look at positive ethical values and the search for meaning.

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. 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.”.

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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.

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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. Complexity Ethical Leader ethical leadership ethics training leadership and management leadership development management and leadership what are leadership skills

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. There are resources readily available that present ethical values in a global context and provide guidance for ethical corporate behavior.

Great Leaders Unite

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The most capable and ethically competent leaders reach for unity, which represents the highest levels of interpersonal and global responsibility. By Linda Fisher Thornton. While it would be much easier, the best leaders don't just aim for "getting along" or "getting by.". Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking collaboration leadership blogs positive leadership what is ethical leadership

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. Context Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership context leading ethically leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership

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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? I was reading an article that ranked food products, and I began to think about how many different variables define “good” or “best” when we’re talking about food products. One variable is how good the food tastes. But there are many more.

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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. Special thanks to all of you who have shared my blog posts and let me know what you want to learn more about in the future.