Thought leadership is back in vogue in a big way, and there are many who claim the thought leader mantle without a clue as to what thought leadership is and what it takes to attain the status.
With that being said, I will outline the elements of thought leadership and the accompanying benefits of that status. The term itself has only been around 19 years, first showing up in the Booz Allen Hamilton excellent magazine Strategy and Business.
A thought leader is an individual or company that is widely recognized as an authority in a specific niche. They are sought out by the media, conferences and potential clients for that expertise.
The time has come: Facebook is falling from grace. It appears that although people used to love flooding their friends’ newsfeeds with pictures and information displaying their every move and emotion, these people have now moved on. It’s no longer cool to upload hundreds of photos from your most recent vacation, which can be overwhelming for friends as well as for the uploaders themselves (uploading, adding captions, and tagging your photos can be a huge time commitment). Today, less is more. Keeping social sharing simple and instant is the secret to integrating into people’s lives and mobile devices.
We all know that two heads are better than one when it comes to solving a problem or creating a result. So imagine having a permanent group of five or six people who meet every week for the purpose of problem solving, brainstorming, networking, and encouraging and motivating each other!
This process is called masterminding and is one of the most effective success tools you can adopt! It is a powerful way to support your dreams and bring unlimited resources to your business and personal life.
Participating in a mastermind group has been critical to me. I can’t imagine achieving all I have without one, and it certainly made my goals happen much faster.
Daniel Watson's insight: The quality of the leadership, provided by a small business owner in the early stages of the business lifecycle, will directly affect the level of success that the business achieves.The reality of business life, is that a...
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npower have created a “Small Steps, Giant Leaps” illustration that features a collection of some of the stories from the early years of companies like Facebook and Amazon to highlight just how tough things can be — and that you’re not alone.
So so true ... if you really want to succeed in business then in the early days it really is a matter of make do and mend, leveraging, bootstrapping, begging, borrowing or whatever to make things work. It is the end result that matters and in some instances it really doesn't matter how you get there as long as not too many bugs are hurt along the way.
Crowdfunding is rapidly increasing in popularity and garnering a lot of media attention as more and more experienced business angels are using it to connect with startups. We explore five reasons investors are adopting.
Planning. If you've decided to start your own business, you've no doubt read or been told how very vital planning is. It's an "everyone knows...." But is small business planning really all THAT important? Consider these simple facts, and judge for yourself.
Large companies are the equivalent of the large, red, double-decker busses that take tourists around London. They move slowly, they’re top heavy and it’s hard for them to navigate corners and the inevitable bumps in the road.
You, my small business friend, are a Maserati. You can accelerate and decelerate as needed. You’re small, nimble and can change directions quickly. This can be one of your greatest competitive advantages. There is one caveat. You only have the advantage if you recognize it and take advantage of it. How does one accomplish this? Why, by planning, of course!
a critical component for all companies. It informs how you spend your money, how much profit you can expect and if you will have the resources to deliver goods or services to your customers. You are never too small, too big or too successful to plan.
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I love the myths that seem to manifest themselves in the small/growing business community. Potentially there is a whole book of myths that have been propagated, promoted and sold to a relatively innocent yet willing audience of wannabe millionaires.
I have seen quite a bit of conversation and research of late regarding the need for, or fast growing presence of C-level leaders accountable for customer experience strategy and objectives. ... (Customer experience leadership: role or action?
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