Ethical Thinking is Intentional

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Some leaders think that they can continue to use outdated thinking about leadership responsibility. Beliefs like these, though, lead us to make bad choices when it comes to ethics:

  • “My success is all that matters. Everyone else is on their own.”
  • “Somebody has to lose for me to win.”
  • “I have been leading successfully for 20 years. I don’t need to change a thing.”

Ethical leaders don’t settle for the easy answers that offer them the most advantages. They intentionally take on tough questions like these:

  • “What do ethical leaders do every day that makes such a positive difference in their organizations?”
  • “How do we lead in ways that prepare us for the future and honor our ethical responsibilities?”
  • “How does the ethical leader of the future think?”
  • “Since our thinking drives our choices, what are the deep beliefs that will drive our leadership success in a connected global economy?”

This new Leading in Context Prezi presentation illustrates the intentional mindset of the ethical leader. Click HERE and then click on the screen to start the presentation.

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About Linda Fisher Thornton Linda Fisher Thornton is CEO of Leading in Context LLC. Her forthcoming book  7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership provides a clear road map for bringing out the best in people, organizations and communities through ethical leadership. Linda was named to the 2013 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. 



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

7 Lenses is a Bronze Axiom Business Book Award Winner in Business Ethics41cEVx-Tu4L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
2014  Bronze Axiom Business Book Award Winner 
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