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117 Trends to Watch in 2017

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Get settled in and take a look at (more than) 100 trends that should be on your radar in 2016: Complexity Context Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses business trends ethical business ethics in leadership New Year 2017 Strategy 2017By Linda Fisher Thornton There are many changes in progress that will impact your leadership and your business this year.

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4 Connected Trends Shaping the Future of Leadership

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In this video, I describe 4 powerful trends that are increasing leadership expectations and shaping what leaders need to be prepared to handle in the future. In this video, I describe 4 powerful trends that are increasing leadership expectations and shaping what leaders will need to be ready to handle in the future. These 4 trends shaping the future of leadership are connected and accelerating. By Linda Fisher Thornton Our understanding of good leadership is advancing.

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Guest Interview: Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity ethical business ethical leader ethical leadership ethical thinking ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton This week you can listen to a brand new interview I did with Kate Kurzawska, host of the Timecamp Stay on Top of Your Work Podcast!

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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 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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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 Powerful Trends in Ethical Consumerism

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This week I describe 5 powerful trends that are changing the rules of business, and require a heightened ethical awareness. 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.

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Everyone is a Stakeholder at Some Level

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical leadership skills ethics Leadership silent stakeholdersBy Linda Fisher Thornton "Everyone is a stakeholder at some level, and all stakeholders are important. We should consider all stakeholders as we lead – those we serve, those we lead, the powerless, the silenced, the planet, and all of humanity."

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Leaders, Why You Need Disequilibrium (Part 2)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity CSR ethical leadership ethical thinking leadership thinking leading through change and uncertainty thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton This post is Part 2 in a series. In case you missed the first one, here is 450th Post: Leaders, Why You Need Disequilibrium (Part 1). In the first post, I explored why leaders need to embrace disequilibrium.

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

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This graphic pulls together 12 important trends in learning that will be important to our success in the future. 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.

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Yes, Leaders. Behavior Matters

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership ethical behavior ethical leadership what are leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton As leaders, we are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior, and that includes interpersonal behavior (HOW we get the results we get, and how our behavior impact others). This week I'm sharing a review of behaviors that are a "NO GO" for ethical leaders.

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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 5)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses of ethical responsibility business case for ethical leadership ethical leader ethical thinking ethics trends holistic ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fifth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters.

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Ethics-Rich Leadership: Why We Need It

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends business ethics ethical values ethics blogs leadership blogs leading with valuesBy Linda Fisher Thornton I was originally going to used the words "ethics-infused leadership" in this post, but I realized that would treat ethics a little bit like a lime twist in a cold drink. The drink would hint of lime, but it wouldn't be FULL of lime. So I chose to use "ethics-rich" leadership instead.

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450th Post: Leaders, Why You Need Disequilibrium (Part 1)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends adaptation complexity in leadership ethical leadership leading through complexity Responsible LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Disequilibrium is the sense of imbalance we feel as we deal with increasing complexity and change. This post, the first in a series, starts by exploring why leaders need to embrace it. Avoiding Disequilibrium Is Harmful Disequilibrium is not harmful to our leadership, unless we try to avoid it.

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Dealing With Complexity? Use Ethical Thinking (Guest Post)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses of ethical responsibility ethical leader ethical leadership ethical thinker ethical thinking thinking ethicallyBy Linda Fisher Thornton We all need better ways to deal with difficult situations. Thinking on autopilot won't guide us through the grey areas. Michael McKinney published a guest post I wrote that digs into how to understand complexity.

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16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

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There is a trend toward considering our responsibilities broadly, beyond making profits to also making a difference. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses complexity context ethical leadership future ethics trends leading ethically in a complex world what is leadership responsibility By Linda Fisher Thornton I speak and write about the future of the ethical leadership, and how leaders and organizations can prepare for it.

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The Evolving Purpose of Leadership: Why More is Expected Now

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Context Ethical Leader Trends how leadership is changing leadership skills leadership trends leading for the long runBy Linda Fisher Thornton What ever happened to command-and-control (transactional) leadership and what has taken its place? How is our understanding of the purpose of leadership changing? Where is it headed? In this video, I explain our evolving understanding of the purpose of leadership, and provide a context that explains why more is expected of leaders now.

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Will 2018 Be The Year?

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends CSR ethical mindset ethical thinking ethics and CSR global ethical leadership global mindset leadership thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton As a global community, we have learned some things this year. Business leaders have learned that ethical leadership transforms organizational metrics.

100 Trends For 2014 (Including Responsibility and Reputation)

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As we head into 2014, the trend reports at the links below will give you a "business leader''s preview" of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources, leadership and marketing to food, and technology. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends By Linda Fisher Thornton Staying competent is an important part of today''s proactive ethical leadership.

100 Trends to Watch For 2013

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By Linda Fisher Thornton 100 Trends to Watch For 2013 As we head into 2013, the trend reports at the links below will give you a “business leader’s preview” of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources, leadership and marketing to color, food, and technology. 10 Crucial Consumer Trends [.].

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Prevention or Cure? Your Choice

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses book avoiding ethical messes ethical business proactive ethical leadership proactive ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Senior leadership teams and boards have a choice. In their ethics strategy, they can focus on prevention or cure. The cure approach is reactive and messy. It involves waiting for something bad to happen, then scrambling to do damage control.

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What Does it Mean to Win?

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership leading ethically what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton What it means to "win" in business has changed. Driving this change is a greater awareness of the impact we have on each other.

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Inclusion: The Power of “Regardless”

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical thinking inclusion and ethics what is inclusive leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Some inclusion statements begin with "we respect all people and treat them fairly, regardless of." and then include a long list of differences that we should overcome. These lists are hard to communicate, difficult to remember and ever-changing as we expand our understanding of human rights.

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How You Can Stop The “Fake News” Madness

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Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends business tips content curation ethical leadership fake news leading ethically learning social media strategyBy Linda Fisher Thornton We all need to know how to tell what's real news and what's not. While a headline may be compelling, we can easily damage our personal reputation and brand if we share it and it turns out to be "fake news." It's our job to "check stories out" to be sure that what we share is real.

Unraveling The Future State of The World

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Complexity Context Ethical Thinking Trends complexity and leadership ethical leadership blog global ethics day global future leadership future the millennium projectBy 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.".

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The Questions We Have in Common

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends big questions ethical behavior ethical leader leadership skills values based leadership what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton On October 2nd, Krista Tippett gave a talk on "The Adventure of Civility" at the University of Richmond.

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The Trouble With Certainty

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends adaptable leadership ethical leader ethical leadership ethical thinking leadership development leadership skills positive and proactive leadershipBy 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?

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What is the Current State of Business Ethics?

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Context Trends 7 Lenses business ethics trends ethics video is ethics getting worseBy Linda Fisher Thornton I met with faculty members and students at Plymouth State University on October 3rd on the topic of "Decoding the Complexity of Doing the Right Thing." They had lots of questions, including the one answered in this video, "What it the Current State of Business Ethics?" This is a question that is 'top of mind' for many people as this year draws to a close.

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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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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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The Rise of Pay to Play

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses define ethical leadership ethical business leadership what is ethical businessBy Linda Fisher Thornton It is sometimes difficult to sort out "pay to play" awards (you pay someone to say good things about you and give you an icon to put on your website) from legitimate awards (the judging process is objective -- if you win you have actually earned it). Pay to Play" is On the Rise.

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Is Spam An Ethical Red Flag?

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses ethical context ethical leadership leading ethicallyBy Linda Fisher Thornton Consumers expect companies to respect boundaries. That allows them to live happy and meaningful lives without intrusion from companies that want them to "buy right now.".

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What Does it Mean to Win?

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership leading ethically what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton What it means to "win" in business has changed. Driving this change is a greater awareness of the impact we have on each other.

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5 Sites for Globally Responsible Business Leadership

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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 leadershipBy 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.

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

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Here are 10 more: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends define ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership skills what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton Are your leaders prepared for the year ahead? Each day will bring new challenges. To succeed within ethical boundaries, they'll need a clear picture of "good 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. Take note: You can do this with any idea, concept or project to better understand the ethical nuances.

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The “Less Than” Fallacy

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical business mindset ethical thinking leadership responsibilityBy Linda Fisher Thornton Anytime we think about another person or group as "less than," or treat another person or group as "less than," we are unethical. It's very simple, really. We are all human, and as humans, we all have rights and dignity. We all have a right to be here and to be treated with respect and fairness.

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10 Ways The Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton A convergence of positive trends is changing leadership expectations, and today I want to explore how those trends are changing the leadership relationship. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends changing leaderhsip expectations ethical ethics positive leadership what is good leadership

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10 Ways The Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 1)

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By Linda Fisher Thornton A convergence of positive trends is changing leadership expectations, and today I want to explore how those trends are changing the leadership relationship. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends changing leaderhsip expectations ethical ethics positive leadership what is good leadership

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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