Pharma needs new thought leaders

This opinion piece by Craig Badings first appeared in Pharma in Focus, the only independent source of local news for Australian and New Zealand pharma professionals www.pharmainfocus.com.au “In a time of profound change in the industry, pharma leaders need to step up and take a stand on key issues.” Craig Badings, partner at SenateSHJ and […]

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Differentiation: An Attitude of Mind?

In Austin, Texas, if you want headshots, you go to Korey Howell Photography. Korey doesn’t take pictures of families, or weddings, or special events, or pets. The one thing she does, and does really well, is headshots. She’s not old school (hands on lap; fake smile) or new school (capturing “lifestyle”). Instead of being overly […]

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Are You As Client-Centric As You Think?

You’re in marketing or communications, right? You understand what it takes to attract and influence others to take action: the action you want them to take? Fantastic! Then let’s imagine* you’re walking past a blind person standing at a street corner. They’re shaking a tin, but you don’t hear anything rattling around in it. In […]

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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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Does your company have the new thinking required to survive the digital age?

An interview with Thomas Power, CEO Electric Dog I first connected with Thomas Power on twitter and was immediately struck by his take on the new thinking companies will require to survive in the digital age. He has coined the term Open Random Supportive thinking #ORS which he explains below. Thomas fits our definition of […]

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33 tweeters define thought leadership

For some time I have been publishing 140 character thought leadership definitions sent to me by people who follow my twitter feed @thoughtstrategy . I used to publish these on my old www.thoughtleadershipstrategy.net blog site but for the first time these are being published on the Leading Thought blog. I hope it motivates others to send […]

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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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