Leaders and Information Overload In today's world of work, we have to keep up with an overwhelming amount of information scan trends and forecasts and incorporate the needs of multiple stakeholders into good solutions. Our job is to make sense out of all of it in order to make work life easier for those we lead. Since the world changes fast, we have to learn fast... and share it fast with our employees...and adapt to what we've learned. Social media has become the fastest information media available, tackling emerging issues long before mainstream publications do.
Thank you for being committed to responsible leadership, and for following the Leading in Context® Blog. This Index includes over 100 posts that I have written on a wide variety of subjects related to responsible leadership. ... May they help you be successful on your leadership journey. Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO/Owner, Leading in Context LLC, LeadinginContext®.com © 2009-2011 Leading in Context LLC. All rights reserved.
We could define a "good product" a number of different ways. For example, tasty convenient clean colorful nutritious
Are All Sustainable Businesses Ethical? Are all sustainable businesses ethical? Not necessarily. There are ways that sustainable businesses can operate unethically, including pretending to be more sustainable than they really are, or making decisions that are dishonest or cause harm. Sustainability is multi-faceted and is just one of many areas of concern in leading an ethical organization.
The context for ethical leadership is broader than you may think. Here are some quotes that bring the concept to life:
Why is it such a challenge to determine how we interpret "ethical leadership?" Because there are many different ways of determining what we consider to be ethical. Even while trying to be responsible we can still miss the mark by a mile. Consider some of the possible ways that a leader might interpret ethics.
The Trouble With Using Only People-Based "Ethics" Being concerned about people is a very important aspect of ethical leadership. The trouble with using only a people-based definition of "ethics" is that by using the impact on people as the only way to make decisions we may be ignoring these other variables: The impact of our business operations on the planet The long-term unintended consequences of our choices The changing consumer mindset toward sustainable business and avoiding harm
We have learned a great deal about how people learn. Here is an index for leaders of current research, articles and predictions about learning:
This graphic is a wordle of the article "Ethical Leadership Training: Why is it So Hard to Get it Right?" which was published in the September 2009 issue of Training and Development by the American Society of Training and Development and then was reprinted in its Best of Leadership 2009: Leadership Development issue. The full article is posted on the LeadinginContext®.com website: LeadinginContext.com/Articles
After my article about leadership ethics training (Full-Text Article) ran in the September issue of Training and Development magazine, I learned that readers were having trouble finding resources for implementing ethics programs for leaders that incorporated the broader definition of "ethical leadership." …
"The headlines are full of stories about unethical leaders. We know from following those stories that unethical leadership can ruin a company. Why, then, are experienced Chief Learning Officers having difficulty implementing effective training in Leadership Ethics?" My article "Leadership…