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5 Leadership Development Priorities

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It described how our understanding of leadership has moved beyond a focus on the leader to a focus on creating shared value for others. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership context ethical leadership development leadership ethics leading ethically Responsible Leadership

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 3)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This is the third installment in a series "5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future" Each post in this series will address a trend in leadership development and offer tangible actions for helping leaders. In case you missed them, here are the previous posts: Ethical Leader Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership development future of leadership future of work

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

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses complexity ethical business leadership leadership development leading ethicallyBy Linda Fisher Thornton In a recent post, I acknowledged that "leaders face information overload, globalization and increasing complexity. And they hold the key to your organization’s future. Make it a priority to help them be ready." How can we prepare leaders to succeed in a socially and globally connected world?

Imperfectly Human

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Complexity Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership development leader development Leadership leadership development futureBy Linda Fisher Thornton We are all imperfectly human. We make mistakes. We do things that aren't responsible. Yes we ALL do things that aren't responsible at times. If you think you're exempt, let me ask you this.

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5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 4)

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By 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. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends define ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society positive ethical values

What is Authentic Leadership?

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How Do We Define Authenticity in Leadership? Most people would agree that authentic leadership is a good thing. Complexity Ethical Leader 7 Lenses CSR define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders dimensions of ethics proactive ethical leadership But what does it mean? What qualities do authentic leaders possess that set them apart from other leaders?

Trust-Building Requires Trust-Giving

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leader ethical leadership development trust what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Good leaders Intentionally build trust. They build it through everyday words and actions. They build it by demonstrating that they can be trusted. They also build it when they extend trust to others. Many leaders wait for people to prove themselves before they trust them, but trust is reciprocal.

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Just Say No To 10 Behaviors That Kill Competence

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Here are 10 things that we must NEVER do if we are to accomplish the elusive goal of becoming our best selves: Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders what are leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton On the lifelong quest to become our best selves, we must S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow and learn from our mistakes.

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What is Integrity? Beyond “I’ll Know It When I See It”

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity context ethical leadership development ethics integrity leadership development leadership future By Linda Fisher Thornton During the recent 2014 NeuroLeadership Summit, Jamil Zaki (an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford) talked about an interesting experiment the Stanford Neuroscience Lab did.

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.

Leaders, Don’t You Care? (9 Red Flags That Tell Employees You Don’t)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton One of the hallmark requirements of ethical leadership is that we CARE about people, about their success, and about creating a positive work environment. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership context ethical leadership development leading ethically what is ethical leadership

The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics leadership skills thinking context vertical leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton Using the commonly-taught types of thinking is very useful in life, and helps us be better professionals and business people. But there's a catch.

What is Positive Leadership?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Positive leadership is a new term that is popping up regularly in articles. What kind of leadership do we describe as positive? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and complexity what is ethical behaviorWhat does it mean?

With Ethics PREVENTION is the Cure

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Ethical Organization 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical culture ethical organization ethics leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton Have you heard the expression "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" Eating healthy foods, exercising and getting enough sleep will help us prevent health problems. In the quest for good health, preventive habits make all the difference.

Leaders: Check Your Motivation, Your Authenticity and Your Ethics

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By Linda Fisher Thornton If we are leading others, we need to be asking the questions of leadership - about our motivation, our authenticity and our ethics. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses CSR ethical leadership ethics Leadership leadership development

40 Ways to Build an Ethical Culture (An Ethical To Do List)

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This list includes many ways to incorporate ethical values into daily organizational leadership. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Last week I blogged about 40 Ethical Culture Gaps to Avoid. This week, I''m sharing a ''What To Do" list of 40 Ways to Build an Ethical Culture.

Is Ethics a Body of Knowledge? (No! It’s a Process of Human Growth.)

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical business mindset ethical growth ethical leadership ethical learning ethics leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton If you think ethical awareness is about knowledge and learning, think again. Knowledge and learning are only useful in ethics if we are open to receiving them, open to shifting our perspective, and open to changing our minds.

Take Positive Action When You See Unethical Leadership

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By Linda Fisher Thornton While I specialize in positive, proactive ethical leadership, I frequently get asked questions about unethical leadership. Today I'm sharing posts about unethical leadership that may answer your deep questions about what leadership looks like when it is NOT ethical: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical business leadership ethical leadership development leading ethically what is ethical leadership

Ethics is Contagious

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical responsibility ethics By Linda Fisher Thornton I must admit that I can''t take the credit for coming up with the catchy title of this post. A group of attendees at a recent keynote I delivered came up with it as a way to describe what they had learned. And it makes perfect sense.

Ethical and Unethical Sales Leadership: What’s The Difference?

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Some unfriendly approaches that I have observed recently include: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical selling leadership development proactive ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Unfriendly Sales Techniques. Times are still tight for consumers and salespeople are concerned about their jobs.

How Does Struggle Shape Us as Leaders?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton On the journey to ethical leadership, we all struggle. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses book ethical ethical leadership ethics Leadership leadership development positive ethicsWe struggle to make ethical choices when there are multiple stakeholders to consider. We struggle to balance competing interests, high expectations, information overload and overbooked schedules. We struggle to be at our best in difficult circumstances.

7 Questions For Ethical Culture Building

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Context Ethical Organization 7 Lenses 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders By Linda Fisher Thornton We create organizational culture through strategic choices and daily actions. If we imagine building our culture as creating an elaborate painting, what will we depict on the canvas? Will we work together to carefully paint a background theme of positive values, or will we just give everyone brushes and "see where it goes?".

Do Laws Set the Standard For Ethics?

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical business laws and ethics leadership development leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton "Do Laws Set the Standard For Ethics?" may be a simple question, but the answer is complicated. They do and they don't set the standard. .

The Power of Trustworthy Leadership

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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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“Is It Ethical?” (Decision Tool Based on the Book 7 Lenses)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical decision-making ethical leader ethical leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton A new ethical decision-making tool is available for readers of 7 Lenses!

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.

5 Powerful Trends in Ethical Consumerism

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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. Customers are becoming part of the fabric of organizations in ways that meet their very specific needs.

Prepare Now For The Future of Leadership

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends ethical business leadership leadership development leadership trends what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Leading with positive values and demonstrating care are becoming expected ways of doing business. Leading now is not as much about leaders as it is about bringing out the best in those they lead and serve.

20 Quotes To Inspire Leaders in the New Year (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton In the New Year, we will deal with leadership challenges we cannot predict in advance. To be ready, we need to set our leadership and learning on the path to success. This series includes 20 quotes (linked to posts with leadership guidance) that will help you leverage your leadership planning.

Ethics and Trust are Reciprocal

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking business ethics ethical leadership development proactive ethics systems thinking trust trust and ethics By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked recently to explain in simple terms how ethics and trust are related. It is a great question, because we define trust and ethics in so many different ways.

Trust is a Relationship (Not a Commodity)

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethics education leadership development leading ethically By Linda Fisher Thornton Waiting For Trust to Be Earned I sometimes hear leaders say that they think "trust is earned" and that we should not trust others until they have earned our trust through their behavior and choices. I see several big problems with this way of thinking about trust.

10 Forces Fueling the Values-Based Leadership Movement

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By Linda Fisher Thornton I believe that values-based leadership is gaining momentum. Values-based leadership is gaining momentum, and it''s fueled by a convergence of positive trends. They are coming from various directions and perspectives, all leading toward positive, proactive values-based leadership. Complexity Context Trends business ethics developing ethical leaders ethical leadership ethical leadership development leading with values

10 Thinking Traps (That Ethical Leaders Avoid)

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There are some common ways of thinking about business leadership that cripple our effectiveness and undermine our ethics. Complexity Context Ethical Thinking business ethics complexity ethical ethical business ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is ethical leadershipAvoid These 10 Thinking Traps What are some of the thinking traps that we fall into as leaders?

Using Negative Examples to Teach Ethics? Why It’s Not Enough.

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses business ethics complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership leadership development By Linda Fisher Thornton How many times have we tried to teach people about ethics by explaining every detail of what it doesn''t look like? We describe laws and regulations and ethics guidelines in great detail, then ask attendees if there are any questions.

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 5)

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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. Here are the 4 previous posts in the series in case you missed them: Part 1 on Global Trends Part 2 on Wholeness.

What Are You Talking About (Ethically Speaking)?

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See if you can find your ethics conversations below: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethics ethics training leadership development leading ethically in organizationsBy Linda Fisher Thornton There are many layers of meaning in ethics conversations. How far down are you going? Do you stop at surface messages or do you dig into real problems?

Well-Being is Trending

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethics ethical leadership development complexity context ethical leader what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you noticed that well-being is trending? It''s not enough to provide fair pay and good work conditions any more. People want to participate in something meaningful and work in high-trust cultures where they can flourish. They seek out companies that care about their well-being.

12 Trends Shaping the (Responsible, Human) Future of Learning

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Complexity Trends complexity ethical leadership leadership development learning trends responsible learning By Linda Fisher Thornton Much of our success in a rapidly changing world will come from our ability to learn our way through difficult situations that have no clear solutions. Since we can''t use a scripted response for unexpected situations, we need to help people learn how to handle complexity and information overload and still make ethical choices.

10 Things Trustworthy Leaders Do

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Trustworthy leaders know how to create a workplace where everyone is valued, where leadership is sincere and respectful, and where great work can get done. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses building trust ethical leadership ethical leadership development high trust culture values based leadership

Can a Toxic Leader Be Ethical? Yes and No.

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"Can someone who uses toxic leadership still be an ethical leader?"The Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses complexity ethical leadership context ethical leadership development what is ethical leadership what is unethical leadership The answer to this important question is "yes and no.".