3 Mistakes to Avoid to Become a Thought Leader

Thought LeaDer

One of the most important parts of starting or growing a business is to provide value. This value can be conveyed through multiple forms. One of the easiest and most widespread mediums is through blog writing. By creating valuable content about your passions, products, and customers, you can begin to be a thought leader in your space. Of course, becoming a thought leader takes some time and strategy. We will discuss 3 mistakes to avoid in order to become a thought leader:

Not Knowing Your Audience

Thought leaders, are aware of the “questions” that their customers/consumers are asking. In order to truly garish the desired outcome’s a leader or business must identify those questions and prioritize them. Thought Leaders/leadership is about becoming the authority on relevant topics by having the answers to those important questions, if you don’t know the questions how can you give answers?

Not having a voice

Thought leaders are a unique breed that possess a unique distinguishable voice that sets them apart from other leaders. That uniqueness is their brand, as a result the audience knows exactly what he thought leader or organization stands for.  There is no ambiguity about their mission and goal. Also thought leaders are not “wishy-washy” they declare their brand with pride and never stray from the course.

Not empowering others

Thought leaders inspire and empower those that they lead, that is to say through their leadership they serve as role models to others. They share their experience and knowledge, and shape the next generation of though leaders. As experts in their fields they are aware of the importance of having a sphere of influence, and shaping and encouraging those around them. What they don’t do is lead for the sake of power and dictate and repress.

Please contact us for more insights into thought leadership and specific strategies for your business situation.

Darren Faber

About Darren Faber

Darren is one of the first employees Foxtail ever had. Aside from that he enjoys starring in low-budget rom-coms (true story, look it up).

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