Focus on Foresight To Make Better Professional Decisions

From driverless cars to virtual reality, distributed teams to omnichannels, there’s no doubt that technology is upending everything we know about how business is conducted. Including the impact it will have on the way people interact with each other in offices and retail spaces.  If such places will exist at all in the future.  In […]

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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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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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Are you aiding the capacity of your clients to act?

Vessa Playfair is the head of corporate affairs and communications at Deloitte Australia. She gets thought leadership and the role it plays in positioning the partners and the firm with their clients. I have written a number of posts about the excellent thought leadership work Deloitte does led by their NSW managing partner John Meacock. […]

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The 10 killers of great thought leadership

Much has been written and said about thought leadership, how it is defined, what it can do for an individual or brand and how to take it to market. But believe me there is no easy path if you want to do it well and unfortunately there are some potential thought leadership killers along the […]

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The thought leadership winners will focus on what happens next

Two reports, one by Forrester and one by Source for Consulting support what I have been saying for years and what I say to my thought leadership clients – winning thought leadership content will focus on what happens next. In their report: “In The Age of the Customer, Insight Isn’t Enough” Jody Sarno from Forrester […]

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Influencing the“Aha!”: How To Sway Decision Makers With New Ideas

You can produce all the thought leadership and future scenarios you like.  You can spend as much as you like on resourcing, producing, launching and packaging this but what determines its success, is how your audience interacts with it and whether they dismiss it or take it on board. The key lies in how you […]

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