By Linda Fisher Thornton
Staying competent is an important part of today’s proactive ethical leadership.
As we head into 2014, these trend reports will give you a “business leader’s preview” of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources and leadership to food, fashion and technology. Grab your warm beverage (the temperature has been in the single digits here in Virginia this week) and as you read, pay particular attention to the growing emphasis on responsibility and reputation.
10 Key Trends to Watch For 2014 (Trends 1-5), GlobalTrends.com
10 Key Trends to Watch for 2014 (Trends 6-10), GlobalTrends.com (Note the trend of combining profit with responsibility)
The Futurist Magazine’s Top Ten Forecasts for 2014 and Beyond, Patrick Tucker, The Futurist, wfs.org
7 Consumer Trends to Run With in 2014, Trendwatching.com (Note the trend toward ethical products and green thinking)
10 Trends Changing How You’ll Shop in 2014, Beth Braverman, Fiscal Times, TheWeek.com
7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014, Lance Ulanoff, Mashable.com
2014 Digital Trends and Predictions From Marketing Thought Leaders, Ekaterina Walter, Forbes.com
Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014, Gartner.com
People Leadership Trends
The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014, Dan Schawbel, Forbes.com (Note trend #10 Reputation)
5 Trends to Watch in Human Capital Management in 2014, Team Ceridian, Ceridian.com
The Year of the Employee: Predictions for Talent, Leadership and HR Technology in 2014, Josh Bersin, Forbes.com
100 Things to Watch in 2014, Ann Mack, JWT Intelligence, JWTIntelligence.com
Looking Further With Ford, 2014 Trends, Ford.com (Broad trend look, not just auto trends)
Factors Affecting 2014 Medical Cost Trend, Price Waterhouse Cooper, pwc.com
Andrew Freeman and Company Presents: 2014 Trends #Blurred Lines, afandco.com (Food and Beverage)
Food Trends in 2014: from digital dining to healthy junk food, Amy Fleming, TheGuardian.com
First Look: The New Colors For Spring 2014, Alicia Lund, Elle.com
For more, see Linda’s book 7 Lenses and the 21 Question Assessment: How Current is My Message About Ethics?2014 Bronze Axiom Business Book Award Winner About 7 Lenses Info@LeadinginContext.com @leadingincontxt @7Lenses
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