7 Lenses (via Leadership Excellence Essentials)

By Linda Fisher Thornton

I am honored that “7 Lenses: Principles and Practices” was included in the “Tributes to Mandela” issue of Leadership Excellence Essentials. This issue also includes articles by Warren Bennis, Dave Ulrich, Tom Peters and many others.

The 7 Lenses Story – A Closer Look Radio Interview

By Linda Fisher Thornton

ThorntonI am honored to have had the opportunity to do a radio interview with Pam Atherton of A Closer Look Radio. She invited me to talk with her about my new book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. In the interview she asked questions that some of you may have about ethical leadership, and I walked listeners through the book’s framework for leading ethically in a complex world (click below to listen).

7 Lenses

   This Ethical Leadership Book is an Axiom Business Book Award Winner    — Amazon Best Seller in Kindle Business Ethics Books — Amazon Kindle Top Rated Book in Business Ethics  — iTunes Best Seller in Management & Leadership Books   Foreword by Stephen M.…

Human Rights: 70 Years

By Linda Fisher Thornton

I had the privilege of hearing award-winning author Blanche Wiesen Cook speak at The University of Richmond last night. Her topic was “Toward an Inclusive Democracy: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Legacy.”  During the inspiring talk, she noted that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Eleanor Roosevelt championed, is turning 70 this month.

70 Trends to Watch in 2019

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Each year I curate a list of sites that write about trends that will change how we do business in the coming year. This year’s list includes some ongoing trends from last year and some fresh ideas and new directions. Take a look at the 70+ trends at the links below and start getting ready for what’s ahead!

Top 10 Posts 2017: Leading in Context Blog

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Of the 52 posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2017, these 10 were the most popular. See if you notice a theme that connects these topics that readers accessed most frequently:

117 Trends to Watch in 2017

By Linda Fisher Thornton

There are many changes in progress that will impact your leadership and your business this year. Get settled in and take a look at (more than) 100 trends that should be on your radar in 2016:

7 Questions For Ethical Culture Building

By Linda Fisher Thornton

We create organizational culture through strategic choices and daily actions. If we imagine building our culture as creating an elaborate painting, what will we depict on the canvas? Will we work together to carefully paint a background theme of positive values, or will we just give everyone brushes and “see where it goes?”

7 Definitions of “Good” (Why We Disagree About Ethics)

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Why is it so difficult to agree on the right thing to do? One of the reasons we may not agree is that each of us may be using a different definition of what is “good.” Here are 7 different interpretations of what is ethically good, based on the framework in 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (2013). Which ones are you using in your leadership?

7 Reasons Ethics Matters in Brand Value

Customers shop globally now, and when they buy, they compare products more and more often based on ethics. In addition to shopping cautiously during the recession when money is tight, there’s also a trend toward thinking about how each purchase impacts the global community and the planet.


Redefining Leadership With the Values Built In

Linda Fisher Thornton tells the human story of the kind of leadership we need – fully inclusive, respecting differences, and building trust inside organizations and across boundaries. Her book 7 Lenses has received global rave reviews and endorsements from top leadership thinkers.

MindTools Expert Interview Podcast With Linda Fisher Thornton

By Linda Fisher Thornton

I recently did an interview with Rachel Salaman for the MindTools Expert Interview Podcast.  We had a lively conversation about ethical leadership and the concepts from my book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership. 

Click on the graphic below to read the MindTools blog post featuring highlights from that interview and an excerpt of the podcast.

Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 5)

By Linda Fisher Thornton

To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fifth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1),  Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2), Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3) and Why Ethical Matters (Part 4).  I’m hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your plans for developing leaders in 2018.