Lessons from The Trenches: Creating a Culture of Thought Leadership at Vistage

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about thought leadership from a broader perspective. In my first book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, I explored what it takes for individuals to make the journey from leader to thought leader. But what does it take for organizations to take a similar journey?

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Does Career Success Require Finding the Secret Handbook?

What I Learned When We Added Men to An All Women Professional Development Program

For the last 9 years, as a part of my work to build the pipeline of future women executives, I have been leading a one-day career success program for women senior associates at a major professional services firm.

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4 Strategies for Companies Who Want to Build a Thought Leadership Culture: Ideas from Jennifer Dulski of Change.org

As part of the research for my new book on how companies and organizations build a thought leadership culture and scale their mission and ideas through thought leadership, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Dulski, President of Change.org.

As she is a key executive at an organization serving changemakers,

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders: Interview with Lisa Hufford, Simplicity Consulting

Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Lisa Hufford, author of Navigating the Talent Shift, and founder and CEO of Simplicity Consulting — a $40M on-demand marketing and communications consulting business in the Pacific Northwest. The sad truth is that there are far too few women CEOs who have written a well-respected business book to showcase their ideas and build their brand,

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5 Ideas on How to Make Your Own Future

Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or running your own show, here are five ideas to position yourself for success as a thought leader this year.

  • Raise Your Hand: No matter which industry or community you’re in, there is likely to be a dearth of leaders willing to roll up their sleeves or take the helm.

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The Discover Your Talent – Do What You Love Podcast with Don Hutcheson – Part 2

I recently sat down for a second time with Don Hutcheson for his Discover Your Talent – Do What You Love podcast. This time we talked more about my story – how I began using my talent and finding my path and some important turning points in my career.

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Why become a thought leader? Career insurance…From Post in the UK Business Reporter

In earlier posts, we explored what a thought leader is and how thought leadership is different from PR and marketing. Now you might be asking why you should make the journey from leader to thought leader. After all, there isn’t any research that I know of that proves that those that become thought leaders are always better paid or better off.

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The Discover Your Talent – Do What You Love Podcast with Don Hutcheson

I recently sat down with Don Hutcheson for his Discover Your Talent – Do What You Love podcast.  We chatted about the important questions to ask yourself when considering whether you’re ready to be a thought leader. We also talked about finding your niche, becoming a change agent,

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The Brave Entrepreneur podcast with Jena Rodriguez

Denise Brosseau on The Brave Entrepreneur

A few days ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Jena Rodriguez’s The Brave Entrepreneur podcast. You can hear the full podcast here. In it, we discuss thought leadership versus leadership, finding your specialty and how to stay informed, empathetic and grounded in your business.

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How is thought leadership different from PR and marketing?

A few years ago, I sat down with a friend who had just left her role as CEO of a prominent PR firm in Silicon Valley. I asked her which piece of her job she would miss the least. She smiled and said it was working with CEOs of technology companies who hired her team to remake them as thought leaders when they really didn’t have any original thoughts of their own or any vision of the future they’d like to see.

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