By Linda Fisher Thornton
This week I’m sharing a collection of hand-picked resources that will help you upgrade your thinking. With all of the ethical messes in the news recently, this seems to be the right time to help you focus on PREVENTION as applied to thinking. It’s our thinking, after all, that determines what we decide to do under pressure.
Ethical thinking has many important qualities, and one of them is that it is INTENTIONAL. It doesn’t happen on its own. Passive thinking is not likely to lead to ethical decisions or actions. Ethical thinking has to be intentional, developed and practiced.
Use these resources to develop your ethical thinking skills. After upgrading your skills, you’ll be able to handle ethical issues at a higher level of complexity:
The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking
The Missing Domain: Ethical Thinking Part 2
What is Ethical Thinking? (and “What Ethical Leaders Believe”)
To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking
Rethinking “Smart” Leadership in an Ethical Context
Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1)
Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2)
Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)
Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 4)
Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 5)
Ten Thinking Traps That Ethical Leaders Avoid8 Posts and a Trend Report on Global Thinking
Ethical Leaders Take Time to Think
Ethical Leaders Understand the Context
MORE READER FAVORITES:
Ethical Grey Areas: Our Choices Define Us
Our Thinking is an Ethical Driver
Which Values are Ethical Values?
Thinking Beyond Disciplines: Why We Need It
Five Unintended Consequences of Linear Problem-Solving
Take Your Thinking up a Notch: Strategies For Solving Complex Problems
Traps in How We Think About Leading: The Case of Focusing Too Much on Budget
Passive thinking does not work. As humans, we are flawed thinkers, and if we don’t manage the flaws in our thinking, those flaws will drive our choices.
Get ready to lead in the volatile and unpredictable future. Read one of these resources each day to upgrade your thinking.
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Great resources Linda!