Who's Talking About 7 Lenses ?
This thought-provoking book with a foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey, is already creating a stir in leadership circles... LeadinginContext.com/7Lenses
- Relevant, Necessary, Comprehensive and Potentially Transformational, November 12, 2013This Amazon review is from: 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (Paperback)In today's connected, complex world, where the ability to cultivate and sustain trusting relationships with myriad stakeholders is vital to personal and organisational credibility, ethical leadership has never been more needed. Countless recent scandals are testament to the sad fact that the demand for such leadership has frequently been let down by its supply. From the exploitation of garment workers in Bangladesh to the underwhelming figures on employee engagement in most countries, there is a sense that we are frequently let down by those who lead us. And yet there are multitudes who want to collaborate well across increasingly global boundaries to address the numerous universal issues that threaten the stability and sustainability of our world. Linda has written this book for all of us who seek to make a positive difference in lives, organisations, communities, and the world.
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.
It is a book about ethics, for sure, but to me it is really a book about leadership development - the holistic principles so clearly outlined underpin the journey towards transformational leadership, servant leadership, and sustainable leadership. It is a book about other-centredness, congruence in principles and deeds, the highest of aspirations for people and society. It will surely become a bible for those of us attracted towards these lofty aims.5.0 out of 5 stars
- about time we get past the rule-based do's and don'ts approach to ethics, November 12, 2013This Amazon review is from: 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (Paperback)Thank you Linda! It's about time we get past the simplistic rule-based do's and don'ts 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. I'll recommend it to the enlightened leaders I support in their study of responsibility.
Christopher Avery, CEO
Partnerwerks Inc.5.0 out of 5 stars
- Run; don’t walk, to buy this book!, November 13, 2013This review is from: 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership (Paperback)Thornton’s brilliant 7 Lenses should be on every leader's reading list! She has distilled a breathtaking clarity on to create ethical, high-trust workplaces where people can do their best work, creating shared value for multiple constituents. Most importantly, she provides an invaluable ethical leadership road-map to achieve all this.5.0 out of 5 stars
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