Thought leaders are usually the go-to people in their fields of expertise. They are trusted. They are successful. They are change agents who turn ideas into reality. And they inspire and motivate others with their strategic vision and innovative ideas.
So what should you develop your thought leadership in?
Well, what’s your passion? Talking about your passion comes easily and naturally doesn’t it? Your eyes light up and you spark immediate attention. So stick with what you know. To be persuasive, you need to next put yourself out there. Using your social media, a webpage, speaking engagements and any other venue that puts you name out there. At work, offer to do a training for your colleagues and/or your staff. Consider publishing a report or article that will can potentially become a reputation-builder. There are so many opportunities and platforms out there now for you to showcase your skills. Seek them out and get to work.
Being in the spotlight comes with pros and cons so be ready to lead the way. You are the expert right? So act like one and engage the world. Be confident. Prepare. Practice. Be poised. and do a little pointificating. If not you, then who? #PowerMoveMonday #SolutionsNotResolutions You got this!