Honoring multiple stakeholders without losing our moral grounding

Honoring multiple stakeholders without losing our moral grounding

Today’s guest contributor is Linda Fisher Thornton, CEO of Leading in Context LLC and one of the 2013 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Her new book is 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

 

Linda Fisher Thornton

Linda Fisher Thornton

Most people would agree that leaders are responsible for balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. But knowing that, we are still left with these questions:

– Which stakeholders should we include?

– Should some stakeholders carry more weight than others?

– Once we have considered the situation and the needs of the stakeholders, how will we know which decisions would be most responsible? (more…)

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