Are You An Amplifier?

If you’re like me, every day your mailbox overflows with invitations to conferences, requests to give to political campaigns and opportunities to get involved in local community activities. You receive information from entrepreneurs starting new businesses, executives launching new projects and former colleagues looking for new jobs. Your friends ask you to donate to their latest charity run or support their kid’s softball team.

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3 Smart Change Agent Techniques to Get Your Biz on Track

Most entrepreneurs and small business owners will tell you that they want to gain support or momentum for their initiatives, products or services, but they have no idea how to go about it. Even when they’ve come up with a truly creative idea, built a game-changing product or devised an innovative solution to a long-standing problem in their community,

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4 Habits of the Most Resilient People

FAST COMPANY featured an adapted excerpt from my book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?

When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Resilient people fire the naysayers in their head, surround themselves with a “board of advisors,”

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Thought Leadership: Start Taking These Seven Steps

HR.com featured a summary of my book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? in their Personal Excellence Essentials February issue. Read the full article here (see page 10). It begins:

Are you ready to bring your ideas to the world, have an impact on an issue you care about,

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ExpertFile Interview About My Book (Part Two)

Here is part two of my interview with Cara Posey of ExpertFile in which we talk about creating a quality online presence, being more discoverable and why thought leadership is more important than ever.  Read more.

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Interview with Cara Posey of ExpertFile

I enjoyed the chance to chat with Cara Posey, CMO of ExpertFile, about my book, including how subject matter experts can become thought leaders, why we need more diverse voices in the media and where to showcase your expertise. Expertfile is the leading provider of content marketing software used by organizations to manage their experts and thought leaders.

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How to Break Out of the Pack and Inspire Others?

Anita Bruzzese, who writes for the Intuit blog The Fast Track, recently interviewed me about my new book, “Ready to Be a Thought Leader?.” So how do you break out of the pack and become a thought leader? Read the full interview here.

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Do as Successful Thought Leaders Do

In this third and final excerpt on Entrepreneur.com from my new book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, you’ll learn some more characteristics of thought leaders: they expand ideas, they tell stories, they nurture long-lasting relationships and they adopt behaviors that increase their momentum. Read more here.

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Why Leaders Are Great Storytellers

Here is the second excerpt that Entrepreneur.com ran of my book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?. In this one, I share thought leadership techniques from Chip Conley, co-founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar and Avinash Kaushik,

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6 Characteristics Great Thought Leaders Share

Entrepreneur.com featured three excerpts from my new book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, from Wiley/Jossey-Bass. In the first, I share some techniques from the first chapter on the skills and behaviors that help thought leaders increase the momentum for their ideas.  Read more here.

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