Leading in Context

4 Connected Trends Shaping the Future of Leadership

Leading in Context

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.

Well-Being is Trending

Leading in Context

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.

Trending Sources

16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

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.

5 Powerful Trends in Ethical Consumerism

Leading in Context

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.

100 Trends to Watch For 2013

Leading in Context

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 [.].

The Future of Learning Isn’t About “Knowing”

Leading in Context

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.

117 Trends to Watch in 2017

Leading in Context

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.

5 More Reasons to Pay Attention To Trust

Leading in Context

Here are five perspectives on the critical role trust building plays in the success of our organizations: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization TrendsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Trust is a hot topic and a valuable business enabler. The organizations that will adapt and succeed in the future make it a business priority.

How Is Ethical Leadership a Strategic Advantage?

Leading in Context

Here are three of the many ways that ethical leadership helps us compete: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends complexity ethical leadership global mindset Leadership trends in ethical leadership what is ethical leadershipBusinesses that are proactive and that make ethical leadership a priority will benefit in many ways.

Ethics 104

Imagining The Future Of Leadership

Leading in Context

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.

100 Trends to Watch in 2012

Leading in Context

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

Prepare Now For The Future of Leadership

Leading in Context

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.

Got Ethics? Are You Positive?

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethics training positive ethical leadership proactive ethical leadership what is ethics In spite of all the bad news you see in the media about ethics, we don''t build ethical cultures by focusing on the negative. Let''s face it - thinking about fraud, embezzlement and conflict of interest won''t make us better leaders. But that''s what many of us are focusing on in our organizations.

The Rise of Pay to Play

Leading in Context

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.

10 Things Trustworthy Leaders Know…

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization context CSR ethical Leadership Principles trends what is ethical leadership what is trust By Linda Fisher Thornton This week the Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World is holding a social media awareness campaign called #Trustgiving2014, In support of that campaign, I am featuring 10 posts about what it means to be a trustworthy leader.

The Power of Trustworthy Leadership

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership context leadership blogs leadership development leading with valuesBy Linda Fisher Thornton Why is trustworthy leadership so powerful? How does it set a positive tone and lead organizations to better performance? These 5 reasons quickly come to mind.

Blog 69

7 Definitions of “Good” (Why We Disagree About Ethics)

Leading in Context

Complexity Context Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends complexity developing ethical leaders ethical leadership context ethical thinking leading ethically By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is it so difficult to agree on the right thing to do? One of the reasons we may not agree is that each of us may be using a different definition of what is "good."

5 Elements of a (Proactive) Ethical Workplace

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Organization Trends ethics trends leading an ethical organization positive ethical leadership proactive ethical leadership the seven lenses By Linda Fisher Thornton Last week I wrote about how to prepare for leadership future by staying centered in ethical values. Grounding our work in values is critically important but it''s not enough. There''s much more to being ready for the future of leadership than just staying aligned with positive values.

Ethical Leadership 2015: Graphics That Tell the Story

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity context ethical ethical leadership ethics By Linda Fisher Thornton The graphics at the links below tell the story of the future of responsible leadership. They describe the kind of leadership that is respectful, caring and ethically aware. This is the positive leadership that engages employees in meaningful work and helps builds an ethical culture.

5 Reports Say Business Ethics is Improving

Leading in Context

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

10 Ways The Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 1)

Leading in Context

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

10 Ways The Leadership Relationship is Changing (Part 1)

Leading in Context

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

10 Forces Fueling the Values-Based Leadership Movement

Leading in Context

Values-based leadership is gaining momentum, and it''s fueled by a convergence of positive trends. Here are a number of trends that I see that are working together to fuel the movement toward leading with positive values. Complexity Context Trends business ethics developing ethical leaders ethical leadership ethical leadership development leading with values By Linda Fisher Thornton I believe that values-based leadership is gaining momentum.

Leadership Development S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S To Prepare for the Future

Leading in Context

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?

Top 10 Posts 2014: Changing Ethical Leadership Expectations

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends business ethics business ethics blogs business ethics trends ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton There were 52 Leading in Context blog posts published in 2014, and the ones isted below are the 10 that were most popular with readers. They are focused on learning proactive ethical leadership and building a high-trust culture.

What is the Current State of Business Ethics?

Leading in Context

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.

5 Leadership Development Priorities

Leading in Context

Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses ethical leadership context ethical leadership development leadership ethics leading ethically Responsible Leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton The recent post "It''s Not About Us" was the most popular post of all time on the Leading in Context Blog. It described how our understanding of leadership has moved beyond a focus on the leader to a focus on creating shared value for others.

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 3)

Leading in Context

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

The Evolving Purpose of Leadership: Why More is Expected Now

Leading in Context

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.

Video 22

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 4)

Leading in Context

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.

Full Accountability For Ethics: The New Normal

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I recently blogged about trends in ethical leadership, sharing 10 forces that are fueling a movement toward higher expectations for values-based leadership. Today I want to explore how those trends help explain what we are seeing in ethics cases in the news. Ethical Leader 7 Lenses business ethics trends complexity define ethical leadership ethical business leadership ethics

Bringing Out the Best in People and Organizations (Through Ethical Leadership)

Leading in Context

Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends business ethics complexity ethical leadership ethical leadership context leadership development what is ethical leadership After 4 years of researching and writing, I am proud to announce that my new book, 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership is in print! 7 Lenses proposes a framework for learning the kind of ethical leadership that brings out the best in people and organizations.

Webinar “Leading For the Future”

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership development future of leadership leadership learning leadership trends leadership webinarBy Linda Fisher Thornton Many leaders wonder how to prepare for an uncertain future – one that is filled with complexity, changing expectations and an increasing global awareness about ethical responsibility.

100 Trends For 2014 (Including Responsibility and Reputation)

Leading in Context

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.

What is Conscious Capitalism?

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Organization Trends ethical business ethical leadership context ethical leadership in organizations leading ethically leading ethically in organizationsBy Linda Fisher Thornton What is Conscious Capitalism? In last week’s post, I explored how Ethics Means Acting Beyond Self Interest. This week, I’ll explore the same question at the organizational level. What are an organization’s ethical responsibilities? How is conscious capitalism a way to understand them?

5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 2)

Leading in Context

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

How Current is My Message About Ethics?

Leading in Context

Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership development leading ethically in a complex world leading responsibly what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical expectations are continually increasing, and it is not always easy for leaders to keep up with the changes. This week, I''m sharing an assessment to help you answer the question "How current is my message about ethics?".

21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?

Leading in Context

Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership ethical leadership development leading ethically in a complex world leading responsibly what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical expectations are continually increasing, and it is not always easy for leaders to keep up with the changes. This week, I''m sharing an assessment to help you answer the question "How current is my message about ethics?".

Which of These Is Ethical Leadership?

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends complexity ethical business leadership ethical leadership ethics training leading ethically what is ethical leadership what is leadershipWhich levels described in this graphic represent ethical leadership? Is Following Laws Ethical Leadership?

Is Your Leadership Net Positive?

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends business ethics ethical leadership development positive ethics proactive ethics what is ethical leadership By Linda Fisher Thornton Generating an intentional positive ethical impact is the successful ethical leadership of the future, and it''s already here. The Forum For the Future describes it as net positive leadership - making a positive contribution to society and leaving things better than we found them.