The Authority Magazine Interview features a series of questions about how I became an authority on the topic of thought leadership, how I started my career, how I would define a thought leader, and the benefits of becoming one. It also provides some examples of how being a thought leader can help a business grow and five strategies an individual should employ to become known as a thought leader in their industry.
The strategies I suggest are writing a book or series of books, creating a series of informational and promotional videos, using the social media to build an audience for our ideas, creating a regular series of articles or blogs, and turning your book into an online course or webinar.
The video also provides an example of someone who I think has done a great job as a thought leader: Malcolm Gladwell, suggests what a thought leader should do to avoid burnout, and what I would do to inspire a movement to bring the most amount of good to most people.
Finally, the video offers my favorite life lesson quote, which is Nike’s “Just Do It,” slogan and the one person in the world I would like to meet with for lunch or breakfast.
My choice was Joe Biden, because he brings a spirit of care, compassion, empathy, and a desire to help others to the White House, along with skilled people to play various roles in the administration.