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Thought Leadership

The Voluptuous Brain - Shifting away from size 2 business models

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Sara Bobkoff

Time to stop squeezing ourselves into size 2 business models and start re-shaping our economy. Soft skills. What concepts, images, thoughts, and fee...

Smashing Energy And Environment Together

Suzanne West | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Suzanne West

As I mentioned in my first blog, when I started Imaginea Energy over two years ago, it was to pioneer a new kind of energy company that values all three of Planet, People and Profit. I thought if we could show that it is possible to smash energy and environment together in a positive way, then perhaps others would follow and we could transform my industry into a force for good.

Reimagining Thought Leadership

Vanessa Wakeman | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Wakeman

As someone who has worked in the social change space for over a decade, I have witnessed monumental changes on important societal issues as a result of fierce commitment by thought leaders to bring about change.

Business-Building Advice From The 0.1 Percent

John Bowen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
John Bowen

What could you do for your business if you knew some of the key success strategies used by the very wealthiest professionals and their families -- not...

Content Marketing Curation: Two Millennia in The Making

Pawan Deshpande | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Pawan Deshpande

Content curation is one of the most overused buzzwords these days, with CNBC recently listing it as the #1 most overused word of the year. But in real...

It's Time to Revisit the Concept of Thought Leadership

David Brendel | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
David Brendel

A popular article defined a thought leader as an individual who is "one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization" and who "sign...

5 A-ha! Moments When We Stopped Fighting Human Nature and Started Changing the World

Laura Mather | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Laura Mather

Human beings have a stubborn propensity for getting in our own way. All those women riding side-saddle and falling off horses, until someone figured o...

The LinkedIn Groups Have Become Ghost Towns

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

As the site has evolved, the LinkedIn groups seem to have lost their luster, almost as if they have been forgotten. Many have dried up altogether.

Deep Work, Mastery and Becoming an Expert Instead of Watching Game of Thrones

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Chantelle Zakariasen

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Game of Thrones. I devoured 5 seasons in 3 months this past summer and I wait with baited breath for the new ones....

Give Your 'Prisoners' The Keys to the Front Door

Peter Aceto | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

You know what they say about people: Give them the key to the door and they'll stay. Lock them up and the first thing they'll do is escape.

Launching a PR strategy for your B2B startup in 3 steps

Claire Topalian | Posted 01.07.2016 | Technology
Claire Topalian

Business to Business startups face their own unique challenges when transitioning into the public eye. Themes like reliability, legitimacy, and trust ...

Hack Your Image: Become a Thought Leader Without All the Sweat

Michael Schein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Michael Schein

Figure out what success metrics help you achieve your biggest goals, focus all your attention there, and forget about all the rest. Because when you pay attention to how to get the most exposure and impact from the smallest expenditure of time and resources, you get the image you want while holding onto the energy you need.

It's a CEO's Job to Set People Up for Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

It's my job to set people up for success. People, by nature, are good and want to contribute to something worthwhile. Leaders have to put their people in situations that will enable them to do that.

The 10 Commandments of Smart Executive Thought Leadership

Mark Pasetsky | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Mark Pasetsky

While a smart executive thought leadership campaign is a proven way to distinguish your company from the competition, all pieces are not created equal.

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

The Business of Social Influence

JD Gershbein | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
JD Gershbein

Moving information within online communities is at the heart of marketing today. As networks expand, and more content is shared, new engagement patterns have emerged.

10 Things That Reveal How Leaders Think

Dianna Booher | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The current buzz word "thought leader" captures clout for those who stand out in the industry. But for years in other organizations or communities, we've used other clichés to identify those who think well: "He's fast on his feet" or "She has a clear head on her shoulders."

Just be yourself

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

what do the words of Paracelsus, Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest, mean? "Let no man be another's who can be his own," or more simply, just be yourself. The enemy of ambiguity is clarity. Be clear whenever you can.

How Everyone Wins When "We" Comes Before "Me"

Peter Aceto | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

A mentor of mine once said: "You can't be an outlier unless you want to actually turn the tables upside down." It's time the business world turns the tables upside down.

Rebuilding to Create a Client-First Culture

Sharon Rowlands | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Sharon Rowlands

Building a culture takes time and patience. While we are still a work in progress (what company isn't?), the changes we've made have helped make our culture a powerful driver that benefits our organization, our customers and our industry in general.

Give Your Prospects Some TLC -- Thought Leadership Content

John Bowen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
John Bowen

All entrepreneurs want to get their branding message out and attract more customers. But traditional hard-sell techniques no longer cut it with ever-more cynical consumers.

5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Holidays don't have to be the only time we give, share, and shower others with appreciation. Leaders should always be looking for meaningful ways to give back to the team.

Online Networking Leads to Offline Results

John Swanciger | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
John Swanciger

We are frequently warned that our reliance on technology is eroding our ability to make meaningful personal connections. But as technology continues to improve, it can actually remove barriers and make it easier to identify and cultivate lasting relationships.

Does Your Brand Fit Like Cinderella's Glass Slipper?

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

There is an enormous gap between the promise in the marketing message and the actual product or service delivered. I believe the key to solving this problem is going back to leadership and corporate culture.

Differentiate and Thrive

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Jeremy Bamidele

Being common often grants access to the largest pool of consumers. However, it also attracts the most competition. Consequently, a good strategy and one that I highly recommend, is that you remove yourself from the metaphorical middle and approach the uncommon.