New Years 2012: Questions For Leaders

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As we head into the New Year, here are some questions for us to ask ourselves as leaders:


1. In what ways does it strengthen our leadership message when we are open to listening to the points of view of others?

2. When we disagree, how often are we doing so in the spirit of learning, rather than the spirit of “rightness?”

3. How well do we  attack problems together, and avoid attacking people and groups?

4. How well do we understand that our view of the world is based on our unique background and experiences, and that everyone else’s is too?

5. How well are we demonstrating respect for others in our daily practices?

6. How often do we avoid making snap judgments about ideas that are “different” from ours?

7. How well do we resist the temptation to prove others “wrong” when we are listening to them?

8. How well do we understand that opinions that differ from ours can be true without our perspective necessarily being false?

9. How well are we adapting our leadership to the kind needed in today’s global society?

10. How well are we using our leadership in positive service to others, our organizations and our global society?

© 2011 Leading in Context LLC 


For more, see new book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?

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About Linda Fisher Thornton
Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context, and author of the award-winning book 7 Lenses. She teaches as Adjunct Assoc. Prof. for University of Richmond SPCS. She is leading a movement to help leaders and organizations Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership.

4 Responses to New Years 2012: Questions For Leaders

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