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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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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.

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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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?

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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5 Years of Top Posts: Leading in Context Blog

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Context Ethical Leader Trends ethical leadership and complexity ethical thinking and action ethical thinking model Leadership leadership development thinking in leadership what are ethical leadership trendsBy Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing selected Top Posts By Year from the Leading in Context Blog. It's a time capsule of the issues you thought were most important over the last 5 years.

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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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18 Quotes To Inspire Leaders in the New Year (Part 2)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton This series includes 18 quotes (linked to posts with leadership guidance) to inspire you and help you develop an ethical leader's mindset. Here are 9 more: Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership trends ethics trends inspiring leadership leadership development and ethics leadership skills

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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

Lead With Questions, Not Answers

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership in a complex world ethics Leadership leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders Ask The Hard Questions While it's tempting to try to "have the answers," good leaders instead ask the hard questions. They may be questions for which the world does not have workable answers. They may be questions that help reinvent a company or industry.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

The Trouble With Certainty

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders may think that being decisive and "sure of things" helps them succeed, but if they do, they may be harboring an outdated view of leadership. What has changed about how we see leadership and certainty? Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends adaptable leadership ethical leader ethical leadership ethical thinking leadership development leadership skills positive and proactive leadership

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Rethinking “Smart” Leadership in an Ethical Context

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses 7 lenses book ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking Leadership leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm looking at what it means to be a "smart" leader through the 7 Lenses (introduced in the book 7 Lenses) to get the full ethical context.

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Do Good Things Come to Those Who Wait?

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Good things may come to those who wait, but only after certain important conditions have been met: Context Ethical Leader 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity and leadership ethical leadership development positive ethical valuesBy Linda Fisher Thornton I don't particularly like the quote "Good things come to those who wait." This quote, attributed to British author Violet Fane (Mary M. Singleton) in 1892, may be true but it leaves out important parts of the story.

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A Message of Hope

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I appreciate all the ways you have helped forward the movement toward authentic ethical leadership. If your hopefulness should ever falter, remember these important words: Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leader ethicla leadership development leadership thinking positive leadersshipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Thank you, friends, for reading and sharing this Blog in 2016.

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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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No Shortcuts WIll Get You There

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No Shortcuts WIll Get You There

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Is Moral Development Observable?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Most of us have some idea about human development because we have watched people grow up and pass through stages and milestones in their lives. Moral development is just as important as physical development, and should be going on at the same time as physical development, but it is not visible in terms of a person's appearance. Context Ethical Thinking ethical leadership context ethics Leadership leadership development

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Is Moral Development Observable?

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Most of us have some idea about human development because we have watched people grow up and pass through stages and milestones in their lives. Moral development is just as important as physical development, and should be going on at the same time as physical development, but it is not visible in terms of a person's appearance. Context Ethical Thinking ethical leadership context ethics Leadership leadership development

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Leaders Influence First By Who They Are

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses book talk ethical leadership development learning ethical leadershipLinda Fisher Thornton If you are in the Richmond, Virginia area, please join me for a Book Talk on April 7th at the Tuckahoe Library.

10 Ways the Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 2)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Previously, I blogged about the first 5 of 10 Ways the Leadership Relationship is Changing, and today I want to explore 5 more. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses complexity and leadership leadership behavior leadership development leadership skills

10 Ways the Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 2)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Previously, I blogged about the first 5 of 10 Ways the Leadership Relationship is Changing, and today I want to explore 5 more. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses complexity and leadership leadership behavior leadership development leadership skills

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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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?

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Detachment and Ethics Don’t Mix

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership development learning ethics positive ethical leadership positive ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics and detachment don't mix well. In fact, combining high ethical expectations with an aloof stance can lead to trouble.

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Trust Energizes Organizations

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It improves work satisfaction and quality of life: Context Ethical Organization building trust ethical leadership development high trust culture positive leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton How transformational is the power of trust in organizations? It increases capacity and improves performance.