What is Thought leadership and what does it take to be one?

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What is Thought leadership and what does it take to be one?

  1. 1. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isOpen Social Media EducationA Captive Touch InitiativeHost: Sherry Nouraini Founder/President Captive Touch
  2. 2. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isPlease Help Spread the Education• Use the Hashtag #opensm• Tweet the tips you hear•Questions? Ask on my G+ profile
  3. 3. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isTopic of Our Workshop TodayWhat is a thought leader and what does it take to be one?
  4. 4. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isThought leader: A term that has been thrown around so much that it has lost it’s meaning. Let’s try and change that.
  5. 5. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Qualities of a Leader•Knowledgeable and experienced in theirparticular field (not born out of vacuum)•Self confident (you can’t be insecure if youwant to be a leader)•Compassionate and feels everyone matters•Encourages and nurtures growth in others•Facilitator but not a micromanager•Grounded
  6. 6. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Face of True Leadership James Sinegal, Former CEO Costco http://bit.ly/CostcoLeader
  7. 7. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isQualities of a Thought Leader (1)•All the qualities of a leader•Has vision built upon their experience•Questions everything•Examines broader implications of a newdevelopments in their field, rather than justreporting on them (leave that to Mashable!)•Does not ride band wagons, is anindependent thinker
  8. 8. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isQualities of a Thought Leader (2)•Practices what he/she preaches•Strategic•Is not afraid of experimentation and learnsfrom mistakes•Thought leaders have passion for what theydo•Agents of Change
  9. 9. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Agent of Change Rachel Carlson, Marine BiologistMother of the global environment movement
  10. 10. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Questions Everything“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
  11. 11. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isPassion, strategy, Independent thinker, questions everything Stanford Commencement Speech http://youtu.be/D1R-jKKp3NA
  12. 12. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isSocial media thought leadership Altimeter Group
  13. 13. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it isOpen Social media Initiative recently hosted a number of Social media thought leaders Agents of Change
  14. 14. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Examines broader implications Of developments in social media Jay Baer
  15. 15. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is You want to position yourself as a thought leader?•Stop reporting and start analyzing•Stop riding on bandwagons•Go out on a limb and take risks•Be prepared to do the hard work•Don’t be afraid to speak up if somethingdoesn’t sound right•Be remembered for adding value
  16. 16. Open Social Media: Where we tell it like it is Did you like what you heard? • Please +1 and share the video• Want to be notified about future workshops? • Would you like to give us your feedback? Please answer this short survey: http://bit.ly/feedback_sm • Please ask questions

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