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5 Sites for Globally Responsible Business Leadership

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By Linda Fisher Thornton It has become clear that a global economy requires more than local or regional thinking. Our information and commerce are globally connected. Our greatest human challenges are global and must be solved globally. Global changes tend […]. Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business leadership ethical leaderhsip in a global society future trends the future of leadership what is global leadership

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

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

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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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. For example, as leaders we need to be CRYSTAL CLEAR in outwardly communicating what we expect and also OPEN to hearing input from others that might change our plans.

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. For example, as leaders we need to be CRYSTAL CLEAR in outwardly communicating what we expect and also OPEN to hearing input from others that might change our plans.

5 Insights Into The Future of Leadership Development (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton In this series called "5 Insights Into the Future of Leadership Development" I will be sharing trends and learning resources that give us the broad picture of how to prepare leaders for success in a complex, connected global society.

5 Insights Into The Future of Leadership Development (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton In this series called "5 Insights Into the Future of Leadership Development" I will be sharing trends and learning resources that give us the broad picture of how to prepare leaders for success in a complex, connected global society.

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

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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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

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

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.

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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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.

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. Employees are choosing companies that do meaningful work and give back to the community.

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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." What are the strategies that will help them handle a wide variety of unpredictable situations while making ethical choices?

11 Paths To Ethical Leadership Competence

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We live in a globally-connected society, and are expected to be globally-aware. By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing competent ethical leaders is a huge challenge. Why is it so difficult? We are dealing with catastrophic change and uncertainty. We fill roles in many different settings including in our organizations, industries and communities. Competence in all of these areas is not simple to achieve.

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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. Here is a starting list of 5 actions CEOs can take that move organizations toward an ethical culture.

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5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 5)

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Here are the 4 previous posts in the series in case you missed them: Part 1 on Global Trends Part 2 on Wholeness. By Linda Fisher Thornton This is the 5th post in a series called 5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future. Part 3 on Growth and Human Development Part 4 on Positive Ethical Values and the Search For Meaning This final post will build on the previous 4 posts in this series and discuss how to prepare leaders for the workplace of the future.

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. The topic was Leading With Ethics, and the participation was robust, with thousands of Tweets per hour!

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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 By Linda Fisher Thornton In the quest for corporate integrity, we must do a number of things well.

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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. 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?" Could it be that the world is ready for a clear answer to this important question?

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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.

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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. This combination creates a kind of "murky uncertainty" that keeps employees from giving us their best, most ethical performance.

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How Is Ethical Leadership a Strategic Advantage?

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Here are three of the many ways that ethical leadership helps us compete: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends complexity ethical leadership global mindset Leadership trends in ethical leadership what is ethical leadershipBusinesses that are proactive and that make ethical leadership a priority will benefit in many ways.

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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. On October 13, 2015 I will be presenting a webinar for CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association For Human Resources) that explores strategies for helping leaders […].

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. It’s a risky choice to take ethics lightly. There are no “ethics transplants” for people who have made bad ethical decisions. We are responsible for our choices.

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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? While there are hundreds of stories that illustrate examples of unethical leadership in the news, those stories taken together still do not clearly define the boundaries of what unethical leadership includes.

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. 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. We are more aware of our human connection and our responsibilities to one another.

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