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Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

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Ethics is Actionable

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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

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

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

Clarify, Don’t Oversimplify

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Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Isolation

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Our leadership responsibility, like the air above our cities, is clear. Context Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethics in leadership leadership during COVID-19 leadership lessons from COVID-19 leadership lessons from the pandemic

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Minimum Standard Leadership

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10 COVID-19 Trends: Our Inner Space

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Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

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As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership.

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Good Leadership Serves, Respects and Uplifts

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What is the ultimate goal of leadership? Complexity Context Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethical leadership mindset ethical thinking ethics and leadership development good leadership

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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

Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

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How to Be Human (Together)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing an edited compilation of three previously published posts that are relevant for leaders and organizations wanting to honor human rights in chaotic times. The first addresses the risk of excluding any humans from our organizational statement of inclusion.

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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.

Who’s Accountable For Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

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I was recently invited to answer those questions in a guest blog post published on the EDUCAUSE Professional Development Commons and EDUCAUSE Review. By Linda Fisher Thornton Who is accountable for ethical artificial intelligence?

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5 Ways to Avoid Opinions That Lack Insight and Understanding

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17 Leadership Paradoxes

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This Center for Creative Leadership video succinctly introduces 6 paradoxes in the essential leadership skills required in a post-COVID world.

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Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and leadership respecting differences respecting others unethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often. Beyond harming the people who are disrespected, it also destroys trust, and leads to chaotic environments and fear-based cultures.

“Ethical Thinking Isn’t Automatic”

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"For ethical leadership to stick, the culture needs an infrastructure that consistently supports acting on stated values.Ethical cultures treat ethical thinking as something that must be cultivated, demonstrated, and practiced over time.".

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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?

How Are You Using Your Influence?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton With leadership responsibility comes a certain amount of influence. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses book ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical lenses ethicsWe can impact how people think. We can advise them on the choices they make and invite them to follow our lead. It is about one life influencing another.” […].

Are Best Practices Really Best?

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethics questions ethical leadership development ethical prevention ethical thinking ethics in leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Organizations are facing multiple connected challenges. First, they need to prevent ethical mistakes in a high speed, highly transparent business environment. Second, they need to engage leaders in relevant ethical learning so that the principles "stick" and are used to handle real problems.

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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

The End of Ethical Compartmentalization

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical and authentic leadership ethical leadership development ethics Leadership leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton That Was Then What people did in their spare time used to be private, allowing them to assume varying personas in their different roles. Someone could be buttoned up and ethical at work, but make really bad decisions elsewhere.

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Are We Focusing on Employee Engagement Metrics (And Missing the Point)?

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Ethical Leader ethical leadership development ethics & talent management Trends ethical culture ethical management ethics and engagement ethics and talent management Leadership trustEmployee engagement is a metric that companies are closely watching. Using surveys, levels of participation in programs, and satisfaction reports, companies measure how well they engage those they lead. Butcould this heightened level of watching be part of the problem?

Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics in the new year seeing ethical leadership clearly The 7 Lenses of Ethical LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 3 new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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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

Ignoring Toxic Leadership is Not Worth the Tradeoffs

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Leading With Values During the Pandemic

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ethical decision-making Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leader ethics in crisis HR LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton. As we all grapple with the pandemic, I am grateful to see so many businesses sharing resources and ideas freely and. finding a way to do some good for others. Our current challenges can only be managed with everyone pulling together to make good choices.

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COVID-19 Response: 12 Resources for Business

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A sound understanding of the situation combined with ethical values will help us make leadership decisions that will be good for our customers and the long-term viability of our business. Context ethical decision-making Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking talking about ethics ethical leader ethical thinking ethics and leadership

What is Duality?

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Complexity Context Ethical Thinking ethical business ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking ethics blog unethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton What is Duality? What is duality? This is a tricky question, because the answer depends on your perspective and why you're asking. Each discipline answers the question from a different angle. This post samples the varying disciplinary perspectives on duality.

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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 Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 2)

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Why It’s Time to Stop Saying We’re “Better Than” Other People

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical communication ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics in leadershipIt's time to stop telling leaders they will only succeed if they are "better than" the competition. It's time for business schools to stop telling students that they are "better than" their peers in the class or "better than" students in other programs.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 5)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series introduced 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership and the importance of ethical foresight. Complexity Context ethical decision-making Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethics questions Trends ethical IoT Ecosystem ethical leadership ethics and AI Ethics of IoT IoT Day IoT leadership

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a Series exploring 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership as we approach IoT Day on April 14th. Complexity Context ethical decision-making Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management ethics questions Trends Ethical leadership and the IoT ethical leadership dimensions ethics and AI ethics and tech Ethics of IoT IoT Day

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Uncomfortable Learning

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical learning ethical thinking ethics and learningBy Linda Fisher ThorntonI'm generally a fan of uncomfortable learning. I believe that "uncomfortable" is sometimes a necessary part of the natural processes of learning and growth. Facilitators and teachers sometimes leverage it to help people get past outdated mindsets or to shake up and resolve conflicts.

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Here's What Isn't Cancelled

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking cancellations ethical leadership during the pandemic leader leader mindset leadership developmentI have become aware (and I imagine you may have too) that trying to maintain a sense of normalcy isn't possible right now. I realized today (as I read yet another event cancellation) that I would be better off focusing on all the things that are NOT cancelled.

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Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 4)

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Complexity Context ethical decision-making Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking skills ethics in management evaluating informationBy Linda Fisher Thornton To wrap up a recent series of posts about truth, misinformation and how to spot false narratives, here is a summary of key points and questions for discussion.

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Foster Your Ethical Brand Reputation

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In this article I share practical advice on protecting ethical brands and five top leadership trends I see unfolding in 2020. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethics questions quotes ethical brand reputation ethical brand value ethical leadership development ethics in leadership