How to identify thought leaders | LinkedIn Answers | Cogitation Supremacy |

The question, "How do you identify thought leaders?" solicited a number of responses on LinkedIn.


The ensuing discussion introduces a slew of other questions--at least in my mind--because I find the definitions I've encountered thus far to be lacking.


Here are just a few.


A thought leader:

1. Is a company or a person? 

2. Has the ability to do or the ability to convey?

3. Is characterized by inherent traits or external recognition?


These oversimplify the topic just a bit, so the answers likely fall in the middle ground. More to come.



Photo: The Speaker. Gareth Knowles, 1981. Belfast.