100 Trends For 2014 (Including Responsibility and Reputation)

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Staying competent is an important part of today’s proactive ethical leadership.

As we head into 2014, these trend reports will give you a “business leader’s preview” of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources and leadership to food, fashion and technology. Grab your warm beverage (the temperature has been in the single digits here in Virginia this week) and as you read, pay particular attention to the growing emphasis on responsibility and reputation.

Trends to Watch 2014

Global Trends

10 Key Trends to Watch For 2014 (Trends 1-5), GlobalTrends.com

10 Key Trends to Watch for 2014 (Trends 6-10), GlobalTrends.com (Note the trend of combining profit with responsibility)

The Futurist Magazine’s Top Ten Forecasts for 2014 and Beyond, Patrick Tucker, The Futurist, wfs.org

Consumer Trends

7 Consumer Trends to Run With in 2014, Trendwatching.com (Note the trend toward ethical products and green thinking)

10 Trends Changing How You’ll Shop in 2014,  Beth Braverman, Fiscal Times, TheWeek.com

Digital/Technology Trends

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014, Lance Ulanoff, Mashable.com

2014 Digital Trends and Predictions From Marketing Thought Leaders, Ekaterina Walter, Forbes.com

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014, Gartner.com

People Leadership Trends

The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014, Dan Schawbel, Forbes.com (Note trend #10 Reputation)

5 Trends to Watch in Human Capital Management in 2014, Team Ceridian, Ceridian.com 

The Year of the Employee: Predictions for Talent, Leadership and HR Technology in 2014, Josh Bersin, Forbes.com

More Trends!

100 Things to Watch in 2014, Ann Mack, JWT Intelligence, JWTIntelligence.com

Looking Further With Ford, 2014 Trends, Ford.com (Broad trend look, not just auto trends)

Factors Affecting 2014 Medical Cost Trend, Price Waterhouse Cooper, pwc.com

Andrew Freeman and Company Presents: 2014 Trends #Blurred Lines, afandco.com (Food and Beverage)

Food Trends in 2014: from digital dining to healthy junk food, Amy Fleming, TheGuardian.com

First Look: The New Colors For Spring 2014, Alicia Lund, Elle.com

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7 Lenses BookAbout Linda Fisher Thornton

Linda’s book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership provides a clear framework for leading ethically in a complex world (foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey).  As CEO of Leading in Context, Linda Fisher Thornton helps forward-thinking leaders and organizations Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership™. In 2013, she was named to the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.   Linda@LeadinginContext.com @leadingincontxt @7Lenses

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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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