5 More Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap

By Linda Fisher Thornton

5 More Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap

The comments kept coming! Here here are 5 More Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap based on social media responses to Is Needing to Be “Right” Unethical? They are each illustrated here with quotes.

10 Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap

10 Ways to Avoid the “Rightness” Trap

There were quite a few responses to last week’s post about “rightness, Is Needing to Be “Right” Unethical?, which seemed to strike a chord with readers. These are just 10 of the themes raised by readers in their comment. Collectively, these themes represent 10 ways to avoid falling into the “rightness” trap.

Civility and Openness to Learning

By Linda Fisher Thornton

Author’s Note: In a previous post, Civility is an Ethical Issue, I explained why civility is an ethical issue. In this post I’ll explore the connection between civility and openness to learning.

Moving From Tolerance to Civility in Conversation

It seems that “civility” has come to mean something closer to the word “tolerance” in everyday conversation. Civil behavior now seems to imply an aloof stance that doesn’t step directly on anyone’s toes, but that is not nearly enough. According to W. Jason Wallace, we should be “moral agents” who “share moral relationships.”

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.

What is Social Media Leadership?

The idea for this post came from a reader’s comment about how new the area of social media leadership is to the leadership community (Thanks Justin!).

Here are some resources that will help you lead others through engagement with social media engagement and the new ways we communicate in business today:

The Sustainability Mindset

There is a completely new mindset required to navigate the complex issues of our time. Sustainability is a word that is being used to describe the practice of operating as if our impact on the world and its resources truly matters…