By Linda Fisher Thornton
As leaders, we do not operate in isolation. We are part of a busy global marketplace with a global economy and global communication. Because we are part of a larger global community, we need to think carefully about how our choices impact that broader community. Just as a butterfly flapping its wing in one side of the world impacts the weather on the other side, small decisions we make as leaders have ripple effects on the global economy and on the well-being of individuals, environments and societies.
This week, I decided to corral a collection of posts that help us understand ethical leadership in a global context. Ethical leaders think about their responsibilities on a global scale. Using global thinking helps us succeed in a connected economy and a global society. As you read these posts about global thinking in leadership, consider how using global thinking could transform your organization’s leadership.
8 Posts on Global Thinking
Here are 8 Leading in Context® Blog posts (and a trend report) that will help you get into the global leadership mindset:
- Redefining Ethical Leadership in a Global Society illustrates how our level of connected information illuminates global ethical issues.
- Developing Globally Responsible Leaders describes the thinking process of a globally responsible leader.
- Twitter Helps Leaders Think Global discusses how embracing social media helps us build a global mindset.
- Collaborative Leadership in a Global Society describes what collaborative leaders do.
- Ethical Leadership and…a Global Society explores ethical leadership trends in a global context.
- Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks describe the ethical qualities that customers, suppliers, partners and job-seekers will be looking for in your organization.
- C-Suite Leaders: Are You Using the Global Principles of Responsible Business? provides information about the Caux Roundtable Principles for Responsible Business.
- Shared Ethical Values: Global Consensus? explores whether or not there are universally shared global values.
And a Global Trend Report
You may also find Global Trends for 2013: A Top Ten for Business Leaders (Economist.com) to be an interesting read.
“Thinking global” is:
- a critical ability for the leader of the future
- a way to understand our leadership responsibilities on a global scale
- a way to make ethical choices that work in a global society.
Global thinking is emerging as a critical ability that the leader of the future must have. Are we ready?
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