10 Steps to Successful Thought Leadership to Elevate Your Career and Your Organization
August 3, 2011 Leave a comment
As employees seek to strengthen their identity in the workplace they must find ways to make an immediate impact for the betterment of the company as well as themselves. This requires a commitment to share your voice with others so that your influence can be naturally felt throughout your team, your department and the organization. Strengthening your identity is not a self-serving act, but rather a responsibility to those that you serve. The goal is to become a thought leader.
What is a Thought Leader?
A thought leader is a person who identifies trends, common themes and patterns within a particular industry or functional area of expertise to help others identify new opportunities or solutions for growth.
Most people believe that thought leadership is only for senior executives. In the traditional workplace, this still is the case. However, in the new workplace where the sharing of ideas is welcomed regardless of hierarchy or rank, any employee can be a thought leader. In today’s business world, the most relevant employees are starting the conversations – and benefitting both individual and corporation.
What are the steps to becoming a thought leader as an employee in your organization?
In the brave new world created by the economic shifts of the last 5 years, successful participants will let go of old-fashioned thinking, change their resource model and vision, and begin to get to know the new hierarchy. They’ll launch their thought leadership based on the strength of their onsite and online community that they have developed. And they’ll develop an identity that will give them longevity and security in an insecure world.
After many years of developing my thought leadership platform (The Immigrant Perspective), I would like to help you with yours. Here are my (10) most effective steps to successful thought-leadership
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