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Are You Breeding Clones, Copycats, and the Occasional Inspiration?

Randy Milanovic
When you begin from a position of true innovation, it doesn't really matter what you used as a starting point – even if it was someone else's breakthrough – because your end goal is different. That shows you are thinking in different directions, which lays the foundation for a creative solution… or at least creative uses of existing ideas.
Are You Breeding Clones, Copycats, and the Occasional Inspiration?

Thought Leadership Requires A Little Thought

Jeff Pundyk
That thing you’re calling “thought leadership” shows very little thought or leadership. Sticking a camera in the face of your expert so he or she can share his vast wisdom for three minutes, and then sticking that wisdom on your Web site may win points internally, but it does very little for the rest of us.
Thought Leadership Requires A Little Thought

The Perils and Pearls of Thought Leadership

MarcHausman
Thought leaders have thoughts. It’s this predictive, engaging and often provoking insight that is the foundation of a successful content marketing program. That’s straightforward, right? So, why is it such a challenge for executives at many organizations to articulate a unique opinion? The equally straightforward answer is a single word: risk.
The Perils and Pearls of Thought Leadership

LinkedIn Top Contributors: New Alternative for Developing Thought Leadership

Tracy Sestili
This week, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature for Groups called “Top Contributors.” For the group owner, the hope is that it will generate more engagement from members and breathe new life into groups that otherwise have low activity. But for group members, it’s opened up a whole new avenue for thought leadership.
LinkedIn Top Contributors: New Alternative for Developing Thought Leadership

Is "Thought Leadership" Just Business Jargon?

ginidietrich
I’m tripping over thought leadership these days. Stubbing my toes on #thoughtleader hashtags and barking my virtual shins on “how to become a thought leader” articles and posts. With the rise in popularity of inbound marketing, content creation, and the ongoing migration of offline to online, the terms “thought leader” and “thought leadership” are close to being overused.
Is "Thought Leadership" Just Business Jargon?

Don't Tell Me You're a Thought-Leader: Just Be One

FeldmanCreative
Thought leaders don’t call themselves thought leaders. They don’t think that way. Think. Lead. Publish. Share. Advise. Influence. But don’t tell me you’re a thought leader. Just be one.
Don't Tell Me You're a Thought-Leader: Just Be One

10 Mechanics of Personal Branding

SGehman
Have you a personal brand? Of course you do! Uncover the process, map it out and live it out.
10 Mechanics of Personal Branding

Creating a Business from The Meeting of Ideas & Thought Leadership

Haydn
We talk about thought leadership in a vague enough way that it can easily be aligned with PR and the business of reputation. In the ideas economy we have to move to a distinct thought leadership process and that means associating ideas with products and sales.

Real Thought Leadership for Social Media Strategists

Haydn
How can social media experts feed the growing hunger of companies for true thought leadership?
Real Thought Leadership for Social Media Strategists

How To Find Your Thought Leadership Voice Online

Vanessa DiMauro