How to Become a Thought Leader in Your Field

I just read an interesting book, #Creating Thought Leaders: Helping Experts Inside of Corporations Amplify Their Thought Leadership.  It’s a tweets book, and you know I love tweet books having written several of them myself.  Mitchell Levy, publisher of the Think Aha, 42 Rules and Happy About books, is the author.

There are 140 tweets in #Creating Thought Leaders. They deliver on the promise of the title.  And they match up with many of the tweets in my book Success Tweets: 140 Bits of common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or LessMaybe that’s why I like this book so much.

For example…

Tweet 6 in Creating Thought Leaders says, “If you’re not a though leader in your field, someone else will be, so step in and start becoming one today!”

Tweet 83 in Success Tweets says, “Master your technical discipline.  Share what you know.  Become the go to person in your discipline in your company.

Tweet 11 in Creating Thought Leaders says, “The world seeks brands.  People listen to and buy from people they know, like and trust.”

Tweet 61 in Success Tweets says, “Create and nurture you unique personal brand.  Stand and be known for something.  Make sure that everything you do is on brand.”

Tweet 132 in Creating Thought Leaders says, “The commitment, desire and discipline required to achieve thought leader status must be exceeded by your actions to sustain it.”

Tweet  31 in Success Tweets says, “Plan how you will achieve your goals.  Then do whatever you have to do, not want or feel like doing, to achieve them.

There is a lot of common sense in the 140 tweets in Creating Thought Leaders.  And becoming a though leader is important to your life and career success.  As I point out in my latest book Climbing the Corporate Ladder, you have to find ways to distinguish yourself from your colleagues if you want to create the corporate career success you deserve.  Being recognized as a thought leader is one of the best ways to do just that.

Or, as Mitchell says, in his Tweet 13, “Becoming a thought leader is no longer a mere luxury or pie-in-the-sky pipe dream.  It’s a necessity in today’s world.”

The 140 tweets in Creating Thought Leaders give you some tremendous common sense advice on how to become a thought leader in your organization.  And, being a thought leader is one of the best ways to quickly build a success career.

Grab a copy of Creating Thought Leaders.  Read it with a highlighter or some post it notes to mark the tweets you find especially helpful.  Then, put those ideas to work in your life and career.

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