Keynotes, Workshops, Conference Sessions


Linda Fisher Thornton’s Speaking, Keynote and Workshop Topics

An award-winning author and experienced “ethical leadership developer,” Linda’s book 7 Lenses and her articles and blog posts are used to teach ethics, leadership and corporate social responsibility at universities on several continents. She speaks at conferences, delivers workshops on ethics and leadership, appears in TV, radio and podcast interviews, and has led webinars for ATD, CUPA-HR and the International Leadership Association. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including Entrepreneur,  Forbes, Inc., BBC-Capital, The Globe and Mail, SmartBrief on Leadership, Government Executive, Leadership Excellence Essentials, HR Professional, Personnel Today, IT Business Edge, Provider, Forefront Magazine, and The Journal of Leadership Studies. She  teaches undergraduate courses on both Applied Ethics and Global Leadership.

Linda’s many speaking topics include:

The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership 


Seeing “Good Leadership” Through 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility


Leading For the Future: Responding to Increasing Ethical Expectations


Decoding the Complexity of Doing the Right Thing


Leading Through Complexity: Seeing Through All 7 lenses


Developing Ethical Leaders (Who Can Handle Complexity)


Ethical Thinking in Leadership: Why Values Aren’t Already “Built In”
and What to Do About It
Ethical Thinking and Decision Making

In-Depth, 3-Part Series, Three 2 Hour Sessions 

Part 1: The Context, Characteristics and Lenses of Ethical Thinking

Part 2: Seeing Ethical Nuances Clearly Through All 7 Lenses

Part 3: Ethical Thinking Application and Action Planning


Attendees Say: 


“novel”           “intriguing”           “thought-provoking”         “fresh”  


“a new way of looking at leadership as a whole”


“a great framework to use to get clarity!”      


“powerful”             “relevant”           “broader awareness”


“magnificent perspective”          “eye-opening”


“opened up a lot of discussion”     


“re-energized me”             “new ideas”            “very helpful”


“the most comprehensive decision aid I’ve seen”


“Clarity on a complex subject, a sense of structure for thought and discussion”


“Insight into ethical leadership and ability to see different views on it”


“Dialogue with others in the room to learn their perspective”


“Got me thinking about ethics and how to start those discussions in my organization”




Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership®

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