How Not to Think About Thought Leadership (and How to Do It Right)

Ann Handley who literally wrote the book on content marketing tweeted this article by Haydn Shaughnessy on how to do thought leadership right… Like content strategy, thought leadership is a relatively new option for companies that want to improve their visibility and connections online in ways that prompt sales leads to come to you. But … Continue reading How Not to Think About Thought Leadership (and How to Do It Right)

Content Management and Content Marketing for Thought Leadership

Two years ago, I wrote an epic post called ‘From Thinker to Thought Leader in one easy workflow’. The original title was ‘By Jove, I think I’ve got it‘ [shows how little I knew about writing effective post titles, eh?]. Well, it took me a couple of years, but I’ve finally found it. It? That elusive personal niche that everyone keeps talking about. I call it ‘content management and marketing for thought leadership‘ and it is my passion and my purpose in life.

Recommended Reading; Brand Stand

I just started digging into Craig Bading's book "Brand Stand" and it looks very promising... There is a growing need among consumers for brand authenticity and informative content from which they can make up their own minds. Audiences are asking for and, in some cases, demanding true engagement with their brands. With the expectations and … Continue reading Recommended Reading; Brand Stand

12 experts on the key thought leadership trends for 2012

Craig Badings has put together an epic post on thought leadership trends for 2012. He starts… I asked 12 people who I consider to be leading global commentators on thought leadership as well as a couple who have produced some amazing thought leadership programs in-house over the years to comment on four critical thought leadership … Continue reading 12 experts on the key thought leadership trends for 2012

Am I a thought leader?

Here's a bonus for paying attention late on a Friday afternoon. Super smart social media guy Dana VanDen Heuvel just went nuts and posted almost everything he has ever written on Scribd. Here's a sample that he used in our panel discussion on 'Thought Leadership Marketing' just yesterday... Am I a Thought Leader? Self-Diagnostic Test … Continue reading Am I a thought leader?

Let’s roll, Nilofer!

Nilofer Merchant is a kick-a$$ woman from Silicon Valley about whom I have posted several times before [search box!]. Here she is at TED speaking about innovation... I think you can why I've been blown away by her for years -- she's a deep thinker and engaging communicator, Nilofer totally rocks! Well, today Nilofer just … Continue reading Let’s roll, Nilofer!