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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

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 2)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This is the first in a series I'm calling 5 Leadership Development Trends + 5 Action Steps To Take Now. Each post in this series will address a different trend in leadership development and offer 5 tangible actions that help leaders keep up with the trend. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context leadership development

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

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.

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?

Ground Rules for Talking About Controversial Topics

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Use the important points below as ground rules for discussing potentially emotionally charged issues: Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking coherent ethics ethical conversations ethical leadership development ethical schema ethical thinking relevant ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Talking about controversial topics has become a daunting task. There are some things we can do, individually and collectively, to improve those difficult conversations.

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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. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leader ethical organization future of ethical leadership future of leadership

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. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leader ethical organization future of ethical leadership future of leadership

5 Things I Learned From a 6th Grade Bully

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization bullying ethical interpersonal behavior ethical thinking skills ethics Leadership leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton October is Bullying Prevention Month. Most of the people I know were bullied at some point in their lives. As I look back on dealing with a 6th grade bully, I realize that I learned some things from that difficult time. Today I share that story along with resources for preventing bullying. .

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The Leadership Development Advantage

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by Linda Fisher Thornton Developing Leaders Pays Off Ongoing development for leaders helps companies. According to several recent reports, businesses that invest in leadership development enjoy clear advantages. Context Ethical Organization complexity ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethically ethics ethics training Leadership leadership ethics leading ethically

What is Meaningful Leadership? – 4 Common Threads

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What is meaningful leadership? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics leadership developmentI recently wrote a 5 part blog series exploring different facets of that question. There are four common threads that emerged from exploring the topic that I want to share today.

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MindTools Expert Interview Podcast With Linda Fisher Thornton

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We had a lively conversation about ethical leadership and the concepts from my book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders ethical leadership ethical thinking

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 4)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical brand value ethical business leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics modelBy Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fourth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters.

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Ethical Leadership: Complexity, Context and Adaptation

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Ethical leadership requires growth, a willingness to acknowledge complexity and an understanding of the broader context in which we lead. Use these resources to improve your ethical awareness, learn about how the leadership context is evolving and check for learning blind spots. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses adaptation and ethics complexity and ethics ethical leadership development ethics in leadership Responsible Leadership

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1)

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I'm hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your talent development plans for 2018. I believe that leadership development efforts must address the values-based thinking behind good leadership, or it will not lead to good leadership. By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing (big news!), this is the first post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)

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I’m hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your plans for developing leaders in 2018. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethical thinking ethical thinking model leadership development

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 5)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership? In Part 4, we examined how meaningful leadership requires truth-seeking based on ethical values. In Part 5 we'll take a look at how meaningful leadership makes a difference by building a better society for the future. Meaningful leadership sees the world in terms of building a better future together.

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 3)

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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. In Part 3 we'll look at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on collective success.

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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.

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Great Leaders Are Other-Focused

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They are supporters, developers, guides, team builders, and imaginers. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical culture ethical leader leadership development what is a leaderBy Linda Fisher Thornton There are many important roles leaders play. They are culture caretakers, roadblock removers and inspirers.

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Seeing The Nuances Of Ethical Leadership (A Developmental Model)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is not a position or a task. It is a complex array of roles, relationships and processes, and yet we use one term, "leadership," to talk about it. What Then is Leadership? Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics Leadership leadership development what is ethical leadership

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50 Trends to Follow in 2018

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What trends will impact your leadership and your business this year? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership trends leadership development Responsible LeadershipGet settled in with your favorite morning brew and review these 50+ trend reports on what to expect in 2018.

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Top 10 Posts 2017: Leading in Context Blog

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See if you notice a theme that connects these topics that readers accessed most frequently: Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership blogs ethical leadership development ethics blogs leadership blogs leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2017, these 10 were the most popular.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethical thinking ethical thinking model ethical thinking skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the second post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed it, last week's post was Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1). .

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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. .

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Fear is a Poor Advisor (Moving Us Away From Ethical Thinking To Protect Us)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking CSR ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics and culture leadership development thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton When we make decisions based on FEAR, our brains switch on the lower-level processor - which makes decisions based on a FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT response.

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The Future of Education: Ethical Literacy For Handling Global Complexity

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leader ethical leadership ethics leadership and management leadership development responsible educationBy 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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What Does it Mean to “Be a Leader?”

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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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Grey Areas: Our Choices Define Us (Part 2)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton This post is an updated version of a reader favorite. There Will Always Be Grey Areas There will always be ethical grey areas. We see plenty of information about lying, cheating, stealing and other obvious ethical violations.

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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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22 Resources For Developing Ethical Thinking

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing a collection of hand-picked resources that will help you upgrade your thinking.

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Are You Leaving a Positive Legacy? (10 Questions Across 5 Dimensions)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about leadership in the "here and now" we tend to think about what will be most effective in the short run. When we think about our leadership over decades, though. Complexity Context Ethical Leader business ethics ethical leadership ethical thinking Leadership leadership development leadership legacy leadership skills

Trust: The Force That Drives Results

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Here is a sampling of the many ways trust transforms organizations: Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leader ethical leadership and trust leadership development trust in leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton When leaders trust and are trustworthy, this brings out their best and fuels a virtuous cycle that brings out the best in others and releases the potential of the organization for great performance.

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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?

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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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.

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A Zoom Lens Won’t Help You See “Good Leadership”

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership is multifaceted, but leadership books are not often written about that. Many use a "zoom lens" approach to take you very close to one aspect of leadership. This close-up view can be helpful for fine-tuning our leadership skills, but then we may begin to think that this close-up view is all there is to good leadership.

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Being Thankful is a Virtue

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking leadership learning what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Cicero's quote reminds us that before we can act on the important virtues that create a just society, we must see the world with a thankful heart.

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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?

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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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.

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400th Post: The Journey to Meaning (Growth Required)

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical responsibility Responsible LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton I didn't set out to become a top blogger or thought leader. I set out to answer a question. In the process of answering the question, I started a journey that has changed my life. There's no fairy tale story here (is there ever?).

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