20 (Responsible) Leadership Outcomes

By Linda Fisher Thornton

With responsible leadership, people experience feelings of self-worth from being treated well, and feelings of usefulness from being able to make a valuable contribution to the team. In this kind of environment, people can best use their talents to forward the organization’s mission.

20 Ways Responsible Leadership Makes People Feel

How does responsible leadership make people feel? Here are 20 human responses that transform individual lives and organizational outcomes. Think about great leaders you have worked with and see if these outcomes resonate with your experience.

1. Able

2. Accepted

3. Appreciated

4. Engaged

5. Hopeful

6. Included

7. Impactful

8. Listened To

9. Needed

10. Purposeful

11. Recognized

12. Respected

13. Safe

14. Secure

15. Talented

16. Trusted

17. Trustworthy

18. Useful

19. Utilized

20. Valued

Are you tapping into these powerful outcomes in your organization? Is every leader on board and consistently demonstrating ethical thinking and action?

Use the ethical leadership guide 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership to learn how to tap into these transformational human outcomes (preview below).

Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership

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.

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