By Linda Fisher Thornton The post Should Trust Be Freely Offered or Conditionally Earned generated lively discussions in LinkedIn Groups about extending trust when we meet someone new. It was clear from reading the discussions that trust has many different dimensions. Readers shared how they perceived trust – some saw it as an emotion, some saw it as a relationship, others described it as a mindset. They took the discussion beyond the original question and explored how we extend trust to others based on many variables.
By Linda Fisher Thornton We need to get leadership right because so much depends on it. Many global factors are driving changes in ethical leadership expectations, and in high-stakes times, how we handle ethical leadership development can make or break our success. This week I've created a graphic that brings the expectations and priorities into clearer focus.
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.
What is Collaborative Leadership?
What does collaborative leadership look like in a global society?
At the societal level it's taking the best that all of us know and can do and putting it together in ways that help everyone.
Diversity of Ideas Provides Perspective
When dealing with complexity, we need fresh thinking. We need to listen to all ideas that may help, regardless of where they come from in the organization. That involves giving up the notion that we are "right."
The 5 reasons to engage in social media describe how social media can benefit us as leaders who are learning in complex times, but that's only one dimension of the benefit of connected communication through social media. In this post I'll explore some of the ways social media can be used for "good."
In my research I found that Vitamin D3 deficiency is being studied as a possible missing link in the research about a number of diverse health problems including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Autism, Cardiovascular Disease, Asthma, Dementia, Depression and Cancer. It is being talked about as a factor in our DNA being able to naturally repair itself (see the details in the articles and links below).
How Much Homework is Too Much?
As we build awareness about learning, motivation and the general well-being of children, more people are beginning to wonder if the way we use homework is part of the solution or part of the problem.
What is the Precautionary Principle?
Simply stated, the Precautionary Principle asks us to err on the side of caution. Following the Precautionary Principle as business leaders, for example, we would avoid using product ingredients that may be harmful in addition to avoiding those that we know are harmful. We would do more than simply follow the law - we would make the decision that would be in the best long-term interests of our customers and other stakeholders.
Honoring Human Rights
As business leaders, it is our responsibility to honor human rights in all that we do. Article 1 of the The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Leading in a Complex Global Context
I did some research about global trends and challenges and how they will change the way we lead in the future. The answers I found explain why we sometimes feel that we're in a perpetual state of disequilibrium.
We are Beginning to Understand the Kind of Educational Leadership that Prepares Young Students for Success in Our Complex World.
Forward-thinking leaders are advocating these educational approaches and roles that lead to creativity, learning, growth and innovation:
What is the Purpose of Management Education?
The purpose of management education is obviously to develop capable and responsible managers. But what does that mean?
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