Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Thought Leader

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Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Thought Leader

Getting started as a thought leader is one of the best steps you can take for your career. It can help you establish credibility and trust while giving you access to better opportunities.

For this reason, we are starting the Thought Leadership series in June with one article per week. You’ll find valuable and actionable tips from Peter Winick, Founder, and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage.

To get you ready and excited, we’ve rounded up four thought leadership articles to share with you.

4 Most Important Ivy Exec Articles On Thought Leadership

1. Take These Steps to Become a Thought Leader

Thought leadership isn’t easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. In this article, we offer you three steps to becoming a thought leader:

  • Be adaptable to new information and developments; don’t assume your field or specialty won’t change as time goes on and new outlooks become available.
  • Use current trends, online information, and notifications to your benefit. Research your Thought Leadership field at least monthly, if not weekly, to learn what developments and information may have come about recently.
  • Over time, be willing to be the source of new information. If you’re truly an expert and can gauge shifts and new ideas, you’ll have potential learners and future Thought Leaders looking to you for the information, much like you studied the works of others.

2. How to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader on LinkedIn

It’s all about visibility and standing out in a competitive market. This article will help you learn how to use LinkedIn to position yourself the way you should since it is one of the most effective tools. Some of the ways you can position yourself on Linkedin as a thought leader are to:

  • Write an Article
  • Use Status Updates
  • Get Involved in Groups

Share wisdom, spread your ideas, and get noticed in a crowd where everybody is trying to do the same thing.

3. 3 Steps to Becoming a Respected Thought Leader in Your Industry

If you want to be known as a thought leader, you’ll need to consider how you can do it. As Chris Filip, president at Business Development Partners, says in this article: “Stop thinking about thought leadership. Take action.”

Also, try out the following three things if you want to be seen and respected as a thought leader in your industry:

  1. Network constantly, know a lot of people, and as a result, own a reputation as having an extra level of expertise.
  2. Do a lot of public speaking and add substantive value for the audience.
  3. Write articles and then later get quoted (expert commentary).

 4. Land a Job by Becoming a Thought Leader

Nobody said that this was an easy path. Even if you are trying to land a job by becoming a thought leader, you’ll need a few strategies. We understand how hard it can be, and for that reason, we provided you with three excellent strategies to help your job hunt by raising your profile with potential employers.

  • Publish presentations on Slideshare.
  • Uncover guest-blogging opportunities inside your firm.
  • Lights, camera, action.

With the right tools, you can develop your influence and get recognized as the expert you are.

Final thoughts

In the upcoming articles, we will discuss content and thought leadership, how the complexity of your ideas might be getting in the way of your success, and why you need to become a better conversationalist. Stay tuned.

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