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7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership Paperback – November 12, 2013
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Thank you, Linda! It's about time we got past the simplistic rule-based do's and dont's approach to ethics that ties us in can't-win knots. 7 Lenses offers just the type of principle-based ethics leaders can use to take responsibility for the greatest number of wins across diverse contexts. ----Christopher Avery, Founder and President, Partnerwerks, Inc.
7 Lenses is a CEO must-read for gaining a fresh perspective on ethical leadership and what it can mean to the success of your organization. -- --Chip Conley, Founder Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Fest300 and NY Times Best Selling Author of Emotional Equations
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Lisa Fisher Thornton has tapped into a potential river of flowing water from a well of ethical behavior that I believe almost everyone thirsts for in their personal and professional lives. It is an easy to read and understand premise and set of behaviors that I think most of us struggle to balance in our leadership walk daily. Pressures, pushing us to make decisions we might not otherwise make, are easily identified using the 14 daily principles that Lisa and defined. Your challenge is to balance the decision making process using the 7 lenses to form a more holistic decision and set of values that guide and ground your decision making ability.
Run, don't walk to buy this valuable resource and then join the movement to change the definition of "IS" when defining ethical leadership.
One of the things that we have lacked is a clear, unambiguous and practical framework for agreeing on what is right, so that we can apply common principles and standards to our leadership adventure, contextualised appropriately to geography, industry and interest. Linda shines a clear and lucid light on how to do this through her 7 lenses model, which provides a practical roadmap of the learning journey towards bequeathing a planet we can be proud of to future generations. She clearly outlines a list of the dimensions of ethical responsibilities, provides well-articulated and case-illustrated descriptions of the principles of leading ethically, and asks penetrating questions that will challenge every aspiring leader to explore their personal and organisational practice at many levels.Read more ›
In 7 Lenses, Thornton takes the idea of stakeholders even further arguing that as business leaders we need to be responsible not only for our immediate communities, but also for something she calls "the greater good," which includes the global community, both now and in future generations. She lays out 7 lenses through which to see the world (mindsets) and 14 guiding principles (practices or behaviors).
It's a great book to help leaders pause and take stock of the lenses through which they tend to view the world. It allows them to ask themselves, what if anything is missing? There was a case at the end of Chapter 7 involving a woman deciding if/how to expand her car dealership. Thornton's walks us through how she might use the model to assist in complex decision making. I found it to be a helpful framework for considering thorny ethical issues that leaders face.
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Long overdue field that really need to be used by all companies. Thank you!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really appreciate Linda Fisher Thornton's step by step guide for principled leadership. It is not rocket science but it offers some great cut and paste reminders that you can... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laura Madden
Fresh views on the principles of ethical leadership, well organised and presented.Published 13 months ago by Marie Smith
I was one of the first to acquire this book, very nicely written. Linda elaborates really well about Ethics, and I think this book have a global appeal. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Ricardo SG
This book is a treasure. It will become a reference book for you that you can refer back to for great information. It is an easy read with case studies. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Cheri Essner
The 7 Lenses Model is a practical guide to a very complex subject. Linda has turned theory into practice with the 7 Lenses Model and the examples throughout the book. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Karen E. Conrad
In reading "7 Lenses", one of the things I enjoyed was how Thornton discusses ethics in a way that not only affirms our perspective of ethics, but also expands our... Read morePublished on November 25, 2013 by CDNpapa
This is a must read for anyone that leads, aspires to leads or is lead by others. The 7 Lenses model is logical and easy to apply to the day to day situations we all face as... Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Peter Winick