What is a thought leader? From Post in the UK Business Reporter

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Some people use the term “thought leader” as if all you have to do to earn that moniker is to start tweeting. This is hardly the case. Individuals with expertise, passion, and a track record of changing the world become thought leaders when they rise above themselves by sharing their knowledge so others can change the world too.

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Be of Service By Sharing Your Expertise, Interview with Jo Miller, Be Leaderly, Part 2

This interview is part of an on-going series of articles I am doing about how people make the journey from leader to thought leader. See my previous interviews with Priya Huskins of Woodruff and Sawyer and Holly Hamann of Tap Influence.  This time, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Miller,

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Why Should Thought Leaders Stay in Their Lane? An Interview with Jo Miller, Be Leaderly

This interview is part of an on-going series of articles I am doing about how people make the journey from leader to thought leader. See my previous interviews with Priya Huskins of Woodruff and Sawyer and Holly Hamann of Tap Influence.  This time, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Miller,

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6 Tips to Turn Your Power Switch Back On

As you run from meeting to meeting and kid’s soccer game to community board meeting, do you ever feel like you’ve lost your ability to appreciate the now? Are you so focused on the never-ending to do list of life that you feel like your power switch is permanently stuck in the off position?

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How Thought Leaders Get Feedback on Their Ideas

At the early stages of testing a new idea, you are not necessarily looking for people who will help you with implementation (although if you do find some who are ready to help, don’t turn them away). Instead you need people who can validate, add to, modify, confirm, build on,

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Get Energized with a Brand New Perspective

Recently, a friend of mine shared this short vignette on her Facebook page about her experience driving her son to daycare that morning:

Life Lesson by Jack:

Me: (annoyed in rush-hour traffic) “There are so many cars….” (sigh)

Jack: “It’s like a parade –

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How to Establish Your Credibility in a New Setting

A longtime consultant friend of mine recently joined a senior CEO group in order to build connections and scale her business. After attending her first meeting, she shared with me her dismay that the other CEOs in the room – all men – treated her as something of the junior partner in the room.

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Thought Leadership Tools: How Do You Prepare a Great Talk?

As a longtime speaker, I still frequently struggle to develop a great talk – one that is both memorable and provides some lasting change for those in the audience. When someone offers a book, class, tool or template that can help, I sit up and take notice. Thus, I was happy to be included in JD Schramm’s Stanford workshop last week for the students selected to deliver LOWKeynote talks this year.

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Successful Pitch Podcast with John Livesay

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest on John Livesay’s Successful Pitch podcast. You can hear the full podcast here or read a transcript of our conversation on Medium. In it, we discuss the thought leadership journey, the importance of building your tribe,

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