7 Lenses,Fisher Thornton

In the above latest book, author says, When we use all 7 Lenses together we see a kaleidoscopic view of ethical leadership that honors its inherent complexity

Lens One: Profit – Make Money
Lens Two: Law – Comply
Lens Three: Character – Be Moral
Lens Four: People – Care
Lens Five: Communities – Serve
Lens Six: Planet – Sustain
Lens Seven: Greater Good – Do Good

Then she talks about six connected trends shaping the future of ethical leadership:

Broadening scope
Increased visibility
Focus on protecting human rights
Companies contributing to society
Managing ethics as a performance system
Retooling skills to stay ethically competent

Thereafter Fisher Thornton introduces 14 Guiding Principles of Ethical Leadership to help incorporate the 7 Lenses into day-to-day decisions and actions:

Lead With a Moral Compass

Principle 1: Demonstrate Personal Congruence
Principle 2: Be Morally Aware
Principle 3: Stay Competent
Principle 4: Model Expected Performance and Leadership
Lead in Ways That Bring Out the Best in Others

Principle 5: Respect Others
Principle 6: Respect Boundaries
Principle 7: Trust and Be Trustworthy
Principle 8: Communicate Openly
Principle 9: Generate Effective and Ethical Performance
Lead With Positive Intent and Impact

Principle 10: Think Like an Ethical Leader
Principle 11: Do Good Without Doing Harm
Principle 12: Work for Mutually Beneficial Solutions
Lead for the Greater Good

Principle 13: Protect Our Planet for Future Generations
Principle 14: Improve Our Global Society for Future

 

Finally she sums up saying,Ethical leadership is a way of thinking that leads to new behaviour and outcomes that benefit everyone.

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