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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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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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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Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton thought leaders? I don’t think so…

Ever heard the expression: “The more you know about something the more you realize there is to know?” Well I’m quite sure the opposite mirrors the Conscious Competence model which goes something like: “The less you know about something the more unconsciously incompetent you are.” After eight years of studying, researching, blogging, writing books and […]

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Acting Rather Than Thinking Isn’t Always So “Great”.

  The famous Macedonian king and military strategist, Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), conquered lands stretching from his homeland in northern Greece to the borders of India. Setting up camp just outside of India’s northern frontier, Alexander looked over and saw an old man seated in the lotus position, meditating. Alexander called across to the […]

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The four blind spots of content marketing

Done right, content marketing can add enormous value to your brand and your audience, done badly it can do just the opposite and is a monumental waste of time, effort and money. From my 25 years in the content industry I have identified four blind spots for content generators. How did I come up with […]

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