How to see your status soar: you need to be more curious.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Being curious. The gift that Eleanor Roosevelt said should be endowed on every child. One of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect, according to Samuel Johnson. And to Einstein, who described himself as “passionately curious,” a miracle if […]

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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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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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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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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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8 Reasons You Really DON’T Want to Be a Thought Leader

You’ve probably seen or even read a few of them: Those topical New Year articles on why we break our “resolutions” and how to make this year different–like TED presenter Ruth Chang’s New York Times Sunday Review piece Resolving to Create a New You.  I’ve always thought the main problem is conflicting goals. Like Anne Lamott’s […]

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Corporate storytelling: Less sizzle, more “stakes”

Look around at the amount of corporate communication, marketing and advertising campaigns…maybe kindergarten has something to teach us about the way we communicate. ~ Craig Badings, Leading Thought blog post For someone like me who can only sleep when horizontal, a recent 12 hour flight from Chennai to London Heathrow meant only one thing: watch […]

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One Minute Think: How Ray Bradbury Found His Answer

  The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  There’s a wonderful story in the introduction of Ray Bradbury’s stunningly prescient 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, in which the author talks about how he tried to find […]

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One Minute Think: A Lesson in Relevance

The average person reads approximately 250-300 words a minute–the length of each of these thought-provoking pieces. What do you think? Please leave a comment to let us know.  86% of people pass on thought leadership sent to them by consulting firms ~ Dr. Fiona Czerniawska, Source for Consulting A damning statistic, don’t you think? But, […]

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