A colleague of mine is releasing her book “7 Lenses” this week. She has graciously given me an introduction. I am honored to have been able to read the introduction and am inspired to continue reading. This book discusses a framework and guide for ethical leadership. Please read on for information from her book and her bio.
An Introduction to 7 Lenses From Author Linda Fisher Thornton:
“7 Lenses is written for leaders who want to build ethical companies and cultures, stronger communities and a better world. It provides a road map for learning how to lead in ways that fully honor personal, interpersonal and societal dimensions of ethical responsibility. The four-quadrant model and case studies give readers a clear picture of the kind of ethical leadership we need. In his foreword for 7 Lenses, Stephen M. R. Covey writes “Use this wonderful book as a guide on your ethical leadership journey, and you will deeply engage your workforce and build enduring trust.”
Part One answers the question “What is ethical leadership?” from 7 different perspectives that together form a multidimensional model.
Part Two guides leaders in applying 14 Guiding Principles that honor all 7 Lenses in daily leadership.
Part Three explores how ethical expectations are changing, and describes six connected trends shaping the future of ethical leadership.
It is no longer good enough just to follow laws and regulations and honor the triple bottom line. This book helps us reach for the highest level of ethical leadership, honoring 7 different dimensions of ethical responsibility.”
About Linda Fisher Thornton
As CEO of Leading in Context, Linda Fisher Thornton helps forward-thinking leaders and organizations bring out their best by developing ethical leaders and aligning ethical leadership performance systems. In 2013, Linda was named one of the Global Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. Her new book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership is available for pre-order and due out November 7, 2013. Linda is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.