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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Neither innovation nor expertise means you’re a thought leader

I’ve never met Steve Blank but his ideas, outlined in his book ‘The Four Steps to the Epiphany’ launched the Lean Startup movement. In my mind, that classifies him not only as an innovative thinker but also a thought leader. The commencement speech he delivered at ESADE to the class of 2014 about the future […]

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Australian law firms wise up to the power of thought leadership

This article first appeared in the Law Society for NSW online newsletter. It was written by Leading Thought co-founder Craig Badings   Five years ago I conducted one-on-one research with the top six Australian law firms on their views of thought leadership and how they were using it. Most were grappling with it and the […]

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Overcoming the three hurdles to thought leadership that truly works – case study  

  In a previous post my colleague, Dr Liz Alexander, identified the three hurdles brands or individuals face when identifying or taking their thought leadership point of view to market. These included: Not focusing too far into the future – people want information that can help them implement or make changes today. Focusing on the positive […]

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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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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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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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