“Good Products”: Beyond Convenience and Flavor

What is a “Good Product?”

We could define a “good product” a number of different ways. For example,

  • tasty
  • convenient
  • clean
  • colorful
  • nutritious
  • appealing
  • well-designed
  • useful
  • portable
  • visually appealing
  • functional
  • engaging

What About an Ethical Product?

If we add ethical considerations, the list also includes:

  • sustainably-made
  • free from harmful ingredients
  • safely packaged using non-toxic packaging
  • minimally packaged
  • sustainably distributed
  • responsibly sold
  • truthful in advertisements and labeling
  • tested without harming
  • produced using fair labor
  • produced using ethically-sourced ingredients
  • produced using minimal or zero production footprint
Linda Fisher Thornton is Owner of Leading in Context LLC, a consulting firm helping business leaders lead responsibly in a complex world.  
Awards Linda has won include being named an “Outstanding Young Virginian” by the Virginia Jaycees for her volunteer service in the community and abroad. Her Leading in Context® Store sells digital training modules, discussion guides and graphics supporting ethical business leadership.  She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.  

About Linda Fisher Thornton
Author of 7 Lenses, Speaker, Bringing Out the Best in People and Organizations Through Proactive Ethical Leadership, CEO Leading in Context, 2014 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, Adj. Assist. Prof. of Ethics and Leadership, UR SPCS

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