How to Differentiate Yourself by Mike Figliuolo

Mike Figliuolo of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, joined me for this audio discussion in which we talked about how he and co-author Victor Prince differentiated themselves as authors with their book, Lead Inside the Box. And what their approach teaches about how to differentiate yourself. Not least how to think about your market challenges in fresh and compelling ways. To begin […]

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#1 Content Marketing Influencer Jeff Bullas: What he does that you don’t

It’s hard to keep track of the accolades accumulated by Jeff Bullas. Here are just a few: Ranked #1 Content Marketing Influencer 2015 and 2014 #7 Top 100 Social Media Influencers, 2015 (3 ahead of Seth Godin – wow!) #8 on the Forbes’ The World’s Top 40 Social Media Talent, 2014 But perhaps the one […]

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What Great Chefs Teach Us About Thought Leadership

  We tend to think that animals came out onto the land as a positive step forward in the evolution of life. But the truth is, the first creatures were really driven out of the ocean. They were just trying to get away from the competition. If you’ve read Michael Crichton’s 1987 science fiction thriller, Sphere, […]

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How Prosecutors Share Clear, Engaging Content

How much professional reading do you do every month? was a question asked by the content curation site SmartBrief a few weeks ago. The results were shocking (and I’ll be posting a separate blog shortly on why not reading is bad for business): Some 83% — yes, eighty three percent — of respondents said they […]

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Is All This “Thought Leadership” Actually Earned?

A show on NPR a while back pointed to how ignorant politicians appear when they use the phrase “Sword of Damocles” incorrectly. Most often the term is used in the context of something dire that’s hanging over our heads. But as classics scholar Daniel Mendelsohn explained, the original story was meant to show that it’s all too […]

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TeleTech’s Thought Leadership Library

We’re always a little skeptical about individuals and organizations self-labeling themselves as thought leaders. Not least because it rarely appears justified. Where organizations are inclined to do that, we’re motivated to investigate further. Which is how we hit upon the idea of Leading Thought Lab. In this series of extended blog posts, we’ll be analyzing […]

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Don’t Be A Faceless Thought Leader

Can you have thought leadership without a thought leader? That was the question posed in a short newsletter article by Rachel Ainsworth, Head of Thought Leadership Strategies and Services for the UK’s Source for Consulting. As she went on to point out, while most of us respond best to messages crafted by—or at least attributed […]

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Dr. Liz, Audvisor Expert (like Tom Peters, Seth Godin…)

  Have you heard about Audvisor yet? That’s the app you can download through Apple’s App Store or Google Play that brings you short (under 3 minutes), powerful insights from “the world’s top experts.” People like Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, and our own Dr. Liz Alexander! Please help us share Liz’s recordings–on her two […]

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LAUNCHING LEADING THOUGHT LAB: Insights, What Works, True Thought Leadership

Ichabod Crane: I’m still reconciling today’s languages and its advancements. For instance, in my ear: a ‘toilet’ was a ‘vanity cabinet,’ ‘intercourse’ meant simply ‘social conversation,’ ‘awful’ meant ‘awe-inspiring’. Lt. Abbie Mills: So if I went out with a guy and we had awful intercourse, we’d be going on a second date? Ichabod Crane: Disconcerting, […]

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What Does Point of View Mean to You?

Learning a new skill is a wonderful thing. For me it’s especially satisfying when I can see connections between what I’m newly discovering and existing knowledge or interests. Take the concept of point of view, for example.  Craig and I talk about the importance of offering a fresh, provocative, research-backed point of view (POV) in […]

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