Success From the Field Interview – Balancing Ethics and Profits
February 5, 2014 1 Comment
By Linda Fisher Thornton
This week Will Eisenbrandt posted my interview with him about ethical leadership at NetworkedWealth.com. This interview, the Success From the Field Podcast with Linda Fisher Thornton is a great overview of the 7 Lenses™ of Ethical Responsibility. In the interview, Will asks me how to balance ethical values in day-to-day decisions – for example, balancing profits with concern for the planet.
Managing ethics is all about balancing multiple values, and making sure that the trade-offs we make don’t harm others. The table below shows the 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility that I introduced in the book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. The 7 Lenses™ together give us a multidimensional view of ethical leadership, one that represents the complexity of the challenges that we deal with on a daily basis.
Ethical leadership is not something we will ever finish, or check off a to-do list. It is an ongoing learning journey. Think about which of the 7 Lenses your organization honors in day-to-day decisions and actions, and which ones represent areas for growth and improvement.
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About Linda Fisher Thornton
As CEO of Leading in Context, Linda helps forward-thinking leaders and organizations Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership.™ Linda’s book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (with a foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey) provides a clear framework for leading ethically in a complex world .