Within their fields, thought leaders are sources of inspiration and innovation. They have the gift of harnessing their expertise and their networks to make their innovative thoughts real and easy to replicate, sparking sustainable change and even creating movements around their ideas. Why become a thought leader? No matter where you are in your career, thought leadership is the key that unlocks a whole new level of professional accomplishment and achievement as well as career and personal satisfaction. If you are ready to increase your influence, expand your impact and become a trusted change agent and thought leader in your niche, this course is for you, along with resources and worksheets to help keep you motivated and on track.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Define thought leadership and its impact on your career.
- Identify four steps for becoming a thought leader and the different roles thought leaders can fill.
- Recognize barriers to becoming a thought leader and identify strategies for overcoming them.
Duration: 45 minutes
Closed Caption: English
Denise Brosseau is the founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Lab where she works with executives and entrepreneurs who want to build their visibility, credibility and thought leadership to enhance their professional success. Her clients include leaders and their teams from Apple, Genentech and KPMG as well as startup CEOs, partners in professional service firms and nonprofit executives. Denise co-founded Springboard Enterprises, the prestigious women’s start-up launch pad that has led to over $6 billion in funding for women entrepreneurs. She speaks to corporations, associations and groups nationwide and an instructor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Denise has a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Stanford and she is the author of Ready to Be a Thought Leader? from Wiley/Jossey-Bass. In 2012, she was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.