Being A Thought Leader Does Not Mean “Being First”
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Being A Thought Leader Does Not Mean "Being First"

November 29, 2017

by Tony Vidler  CFP logo   CLU logo  ChFC logo

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Creating a position as a thought leader is superb marketing for professionals, and all too often they confuse “being a thought leader” with simply “being there”.

 

The rush to be “first” to express an opinion or provide insight often produces disappointing results for the audience and the would-be-thought-leader.  The urgency undermines the position of expertise.

 

Genuine thought leadership, and establishment of a position of expertise, requires that you provide insight or solutions or invaluable analysis.  It doesn’t generally result from rushing to add more content of a similar ilk to what is being pumped out into the world by everyone else.

 

So when it comes to establishing a position as a thought leader I would suggest that “second is best place”….more reflection….more insight….more meaningful content or discussion….these things add up to establishing a position as a thinker and an expert, as we discuss in this weeks quick video…

 

Watch the video to learn more…

 

You might also be interested in this related article:
A Great Adviser is, or should be, a Thought Leader
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