Adding meaning to thought leadership

I met Mignon van Halderen some years ago when her, Kym Kettler-Paddock and I collaborated on a book titled “Thought Leadership how to differentiate your company and stand out from the crowd” Mignon then founded the The Dutch School of Thought Leadership. This blog post is written by her and it gives a fascinating insight […]

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Build Influence to Boost Your Business: Advice from Ian Cleary

Influence. Wouldn’t we all like to have more of it? After all, that’s how we shape, positively effect and impact the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others. In this 20-minute video presentation (part one of a 4-part series), top social media specialist Ian Cleary of Razor Social provides robust information on how to build your […]

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Strategic Foresight: Reaching Your Remarkable, Less Risky Future

I was recently interviewed by the World Future Society about how I use strategic foresight and other futures tools in my work. The following is a modified version of the article that appeared on their Private Member Network: When was your first time you recognized that you were bringing strategic foresight to your work? I’d never come […]

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World megatrends and you: Instructive, interesting, or ignored?

Why would you need to think about world megatrends when you’re focused on your business? Well, you’re no doubt familiar with the saying, taken from the paper by MIT meteorologist Edward Lorenz that gave rise to chaos theory: A butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. In other words, […]

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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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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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