"Being a thought leader takes focus, and in today’s world, that is often a challenge. Business owners are looking for the next big thing, rather than owning their one thing. However, when you do, you have the potential to lead and help shift the thinking of others. Many of us would strive for this, but, how do you know if you are actually leading others in the way they think and behave?"
Marc Rougier's insight:
This interesting article by Laura Garnett identifies five signs that you may be a thought leader.
- You have a unique perspective on something universal
- You are driven to serve the world or people in some way
- You are highly motivated and inspire others with your enthusiasm
- You are inspired by expansiveness but you are focused on one thing
- You love people
I like how she depicts thought leadership has being about human values; not about selfish, ego-centered, short-term considerations.