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70 Trends to Watch in 2019

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I curate a list of sites that write about trends that will change how we do business in the coming year. This year's list includes some ongoing trends from last year and some fresh ideas and new directions. Take a look at the 70+ trends at the links below and start getting ready for what's ahead! Context Ethical Leader Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership skills ethical thinking leadership thinking

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Mindset or Competency: Which is More Important?

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical competence ethical leadership ethical mindset ethical thinking mindset versus competency The 7 Lenses of Ethical LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton How we think about something will impact what we do about it. To be ready to handle difficult challenges, our thinking needs to stretch to help us adapt.

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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? Get settled in with your favorite morning brew and review these 50+ trend reports on what to expect in 2018. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership trends leadership development Responsible LeadershipAdapting to these changes will require constant shifts in direction and focus, while staying grounded in positive ethical values.

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Ethical Thinking For Challenging Times

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends "seeing ethical leadership" "ethical lenses" "managing complexity" "complexity and leadership" "what is ethics" 7 Lenses leadership The 7 Lenses of Ethical LeadershipBy Linda Fisher ThorntonAlbert Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Yet many leaders try to unravel increasingly complex issues using the same thinking process they have always used. .

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Trends In Ethical PR

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends dimensions of ethical responsibility ethical leadership ethics in communication PR Ethics what are ethical leadership trends what is ethical communicationBy Linda Fisher Thornton It is a difficult time to be in PR and Communications. The stakes are high and it’s easy to miss the mark. I spoke at the Virginia Professional Communicators Conference on Saturday, as the group celebrated its 60th Anniversary.

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Well-Being is Trending

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By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you noticed that well-being is trending? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethics ethical leadership development complexity context ethical leader what is ethical leadership 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.

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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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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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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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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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Top Post Series of 2018: Leading in Context Blog

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical decision-making ethical leadership and complexity ethical thinking ethics and global societyBy Linda Fisher Thornton The Top Post Series this year reflects a concern I have that many other people must share. It is a concern about what can happen when we don’t use ethical thinking.

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Your Culture is Not A Secret (So Protect Your Ethics)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical culture ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics leadership context leading in complexity The 7 Lenses of Ethical LeadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton One of my favorite concepts for understanding how social media is changing the visibility of organizational culture is Trendwatching.com's report Glass Box Brands.

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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.

500th Post: Index to 500 Articles on Authentic Ethical Leadership

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends complexity and ethics ethical lenses ethical spectrum global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics leadership ethics what is ethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher ThorntonThere are many ways to define "ethical leadership" but there is increasing global interest in learning "ethical leadership" in a holistic and authentic way.

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Human Rights: 70 Years

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leader ethical leadership principles ethics human rights universal human rights valuesBy Linda Fisher Thornton I had the privilege of hearing award-winning author Blanche Wiesen Cook speak at The University of Richmond last night. Her topic was "Toward an Inclusive Democracy: Eleanor Roosevelt's Legacy."

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Context Matters: What We’re Learning About Food

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Here is a sneak preview: Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical lenses ethics trends global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics what is ethical leadership what is ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton A day when so many people eat too much candy seems just right for sharing new research that turns conventional wisdom on healthy eating inside out. This new research will begin to change the thinking and practices of the food and restaurant industries.

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

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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 skillsBy 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. Part 1 included the first 9.

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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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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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MindTools Expert Interview Podcast With Linda Fisher Thornton

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership define ethical leadership developing ethical leaders ethical leadership ethical thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton I recently did an interview with Rachel Salaman for the MindTools Expert Interview Podcast. We had a lively conversation about ethical leadership and the concepts from my book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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

Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)

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Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethical thinking ethical thinking model leadership developmentBy Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the third post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1) and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2).

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100 Trends to Watch in 2012

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As we enter 2012, these trend reports will give you a sense of where the world is going in a variety of different areas, from responsible leadership to social media, branding, consumerism, mobile apps and web design, food and color trends. Trends business ethics Leadership leadership skills on leadership what are leadership skills what is ethical leadership what is leadership

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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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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

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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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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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.

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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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5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 4)

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The previous posts in the series in case you missed them: Part 1 on Global Trends Part 2 on Wholeness. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends define ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society positive ethical valuesBy 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.

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

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Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership development ethical leadership model holistic ethical leadershipBy 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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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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5 Reports Say Business Ethics is Improving

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By Linda Fisher Thornton What do Deloitte, Strategy & PwC, Dow Jones, The Ethics Resource Center and LRN have to say about trends in business ethics? Get ready for some good news: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses business ethics ethical leadership ethical trends ethics blogs proactive ethical leadership

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The Future of Learning Isn’t About “Knowing”

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Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends future of leadership future of learning global leadership global learningBy Linda Fisher Thornton If we want to prepare leaders to handle complex challenges, we need to move beyond shallow approaches that focus on knowledge building. We need to help leaders learn to think deeply (beyond symptoms to complex, systemic causes) and broadly across disciplines as they work to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.

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Imagining The Future Of Leadership

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The topic was “The Future of Leadership,” and the live chat trended on Twitter at about 2,400 Tweets per hour. Complexity Ethical Leader Trends leading an ethical organization leading ethically in a complex world leading ethically in organizations By Linda Fisher Thornton Learning At 2,400 Tweets Per Hour I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to co-host the live #LeadWithGiants Tweetchat with @DanVForbes on January 19, 2015.

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