By Linda Fisher Thornton When we talk about "ethical leadership" we are talking about the intersection of multiple connected variables that affect our choices. We choose our approach based on a number of variables that are influenced by our level of learning, growth and experience. Here are some of the variables (which may be influenced by learning and development) that converge to define our sense of what "ethical leadership" includes.
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Ethical Thinking: Sifting For Values
By Linda Fisher Thornton Most people think about ethics, at least some of the time. Ethics comes to mind during ethics training, ethics conversations, when people are thrown into ethically complex situations, and when trying to understand current events. While we may think about ethics from time to time, ethical thinking is different. It is the process of actively considering how our choices align with ethical principles, and how those choices could impact our constituents. It is proactive, intentional and consistently applied.
Leadership Isn’t Cushy (Human Development Required)
By Linda Fisher Thornton There's a powerful connection between responsible leadership and human growth and development. It's not easily visible to leaders, so today I'm digging into how these important variables intersect and how they should inform our approach to leadership development.
Pandemic Leadership: 3 Questions To Ask in the New Year
By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are three new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year. They are important questions about our ethical intentions, action and impact that will help guide our choices in the coming year.
5 Ways to Avoid Opinions That Lack Insight and Understanding
By Linda Fisher Thornton Lately we've been seeing too much content that is not grounded in understanding. Some of it is intentionally misleading and some of it is well-intentioned but misinformed.
Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need
As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership. Why is the topic so timely?
Ethical Leaders Are Fixed and Flexible at the Same Time
Ethical leaders are fixed and flexible at the same time. They stay anchored to ethical values AND adapt as the world changes. Both are critically important aspects of ethical leadership success.
COVID-19 Response: 12 Resources for Business
By Linda Fisher Thornton It's important to understand the business impact of the Coronavirus challenge when making critical business decisions. A sound understanding of the situation combined with ethical values will help us make leadership decisions that will be good for our customers and the long-term viability of our business.
Leading With Values During the Pandemic
By Linda Fisher Thornton As we all grapple with the pandemic, I am grateful to see so many businesses sharing resources and ideas freely and finding a way to do some good for others. Our current challenges can only be managed with everyone pulling together to make good choices. Today I'm sharing three key values that should drive our decision making at this time when everything we carefully planned has been turned upside down.
Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 3)
By Linda Fisher Thornton This is Part 3 in a Leading in Context blog series sharing information on how to spot misinformation and false narratives. In case you missed them, Part 1 explored truth and narrative, and Part 2 examined how data and motives related to the truth. Part 3 will address the importance of media literacy.
Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 2)
This is Part 2 in a Leading in Context blog series sharing information on how to spot misinformation and false narratives. In case you missed it, Part 1 explored truth and narrative. In Part 2, I will explore how data relates to the truth.
Top 10 Posts 2019: Leading in Context Blog
By Linda Fisher Thornton
Of the 52 individual posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2019, these 10 were the most popular. See if you notice a theme that connects these new topics that readers accessed most frequently:
The Voice of the (Un)Ethical Leader
By Linda Fisher Thornton There is great variation in how leaders "use their voice" in pursuit of their work. Some use it to engage and empower others, others use it to deflect unwanted observations or to create distance that isolates…
By Linda Fisher Thornton Civility seems like a minimum standard or a fallback position, certainly not a desired end. We expect so much more from ethical leaders. Without civility, communication is chaotic and difficult (if not impossible). Civility adds choosing…