How Do Thought Leaders Build Their Tribe?

Who Do You Stand For? Who Do You Stand With?

Whether you are aspiring to become a thought leader or scaling your thought leadership this year, the fundamental questions you have to ask yourself are who do I stand for? Who do I stand with? Who is my tribe?

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Thought Leadership in Action: Priya Huskins, Woodruff & Sawyer

Lessons from a Thought Leader: Priya Huskins, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

I had an opportunity last week to speak with Priya Huskins, a partner at Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. and a recognized expert in the world of Directors & Officer Liability Insurance. Priya has a blog,

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Start Your New Year with a Life Audit

Are you ready to kick off your New Year with a bit of annual planning?

Try the Life Audit. I first discovered the life audit in 2014 in this great article on Medium by Ximena Vengoechea a design researcher at Twitter. While Ximena does a thorough and masterful job of describing the complete process,

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Thought Leaders Cultivate Serendipity

Pagan Kennedy and How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

Today is Monday, so let’s start off the week with an interesting quote and article that caught my attention in the New York Times today. Pagan Kennedy writes about How To Cultivate the Art of Serendipity and shares an interesting 2005 study about how US Patents came about.

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What’s Scaring Your Team Away From Building Influence?

I was on the phone yesterday with Holly Hamann, Co-Founder and CMO of TapInfluence, talking about how they have been building a thought leadership culture throughout their organization. Holly shared some of her lessons learned and then we got to talking about some of the myths and misconceptions that scare people away from taking their first steps to building influence.

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Is Billion the New “B” Word for Women?

Maybe it's time to adopt a new "B" word for women - Billion.

Maybe it’s time to adopt a new “B” word for women: Billion. After all, there are more women billionaires than ever before, and more women building billion-dollar businesses. There are now women investing in billion-dollar opportunities, women’s organizations helping women entrepreneurs raise billions of dollars and women impacting over a billion lives. It is indeed the era of the billion.

What I Learned From Writing & Publishing a Book

I was honored to be a guest on the Telling Stories That Matter Radio Webcast a few week ago. Here is the replay of the show where I share my tips and lessons learned from writing and publishing my first book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?. The host of the show,

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Want More Women in Tech? Start With the 4 Basics

Early in my career, I spent 10+ years working in the technology industry in marketing, product development and business development roles. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of coaching dozens of women executives from across the industry and I’ve been an invited speaker at about two dozen well-known global companies,

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Want to Be a Thought Leader? Cultivate an Amplifier Attitude

People often ask me how to become a thought leader – should they start a blog or begin Tweeting? Instead, I recommend that they develop a thought leadership lens, an amplifier attitude and a committed community.

What do I mean by that?

Develop a Thought Leader Lens

To me the difference between a leader and a thought leader comes down to codifying and replicating.

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Glambition Radio Interview with Ali Brown

I had a great time being interviewed by the fabulous Ali Brown on her radio show, Glambition Radio. The episode is now available for download here.

You’ll hear us talk about what it takes to be a thought leader, the importance of “career insurance”, how to be brave,

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