16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Today, I want to share with you the picture of the future that I see, based on a powerful movement toward positive, proactive ethical leadership. As a global community, we are increasingly aware of the impact of our choices on others.  We are more aware of our human connection and our responsibilities to one another. 

There is a trend toward considering our responsibilities broadly, beyond making profits to also making a difference. 

Here is my list of 16 trends shaping the future of ethical leadership. 

As we head into the New Year, let’s help our leaders be ready for this positive, proactive “ethical leadership future.”

16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

To learn more about the future of ethical leadership, see the “What Ethical Leaders Believe” Manifesto by Linda Fisher Thornton at ChangeThis.com.



For more, see Linda’s 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.

13 Responses to 16 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

  1. Thanks for helping spread the word Henry!


  2. Thanks so much, Zafar. I am hearing from many leaders who want to be proactive about ethics, and those leaders will tend to do better than the rest in this era of the ethically aware consumer.


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  4. Thanks for this much needed positive thinking. A little negativity here; If this checklist was to be run against politicians and businessmen I have a feeling an overwhelming majority would find it hard to abandon the left side of your table.
    Great work Linda!


  5. Linda – This is such a truth-filled, POWERFUL list! Thank you for sharing!


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  8. Lee Ellis says:

    It’s our pleasure, Linda – best to you and your work in building strong leaders! (WP Admin)


  9. Lee, Thank you – it’s a honor that you reblogged this to share with your readers. Many thanks.


  10. Lee Ellis says:

    Reblogged this on Lee Ellis on Leading with Honor and commented:
    Within the lens of your day-to-day leadership, do you agree with these trends? And, how do they affect your world? Please share your comments –


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