The how-to guide to becoming a go-to expert. 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 replicable, sparking sustainable change and even creating movements around their ideas. In Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, renowned executive talent agent Denise Brosseau tells listeners how to develop and use that gift as she maps the path from successful executive, professional, or civic leader to respected thought leader. With the author's proven seven-step process - and starting from wherever they are in their careers - listeners can set a course for maximum impact in their field. These guidelines, along with stories, tips, and success secrets from those who have successfully made the transition to high-profile thought leader, allow listeners to create a long-term plan and start putting it into action today, even if they only have 15 minutes to spare. Offers a step-by-step process for becoming a recognized thought leader in your field. Includes real-world examples from such high-profile thought leaders as Robin Chase, founder and former CEO of Zipcar; Chip Conley, author of PEAK and former CEO of JDV Hospitality; and more. Written by Denise Brosseau, founder of Thought Leadership Lab, an executive talent agency that helps executives become thought leaders, who has worked with start-up CEOs and leaders from such firms as Apple, Genentech, Symantec, Morgan Stanley, Medtronic, KPMG, DLA Piper, and more. Ready to Be a Thought Leader? offers essential listening for anyone ready to expand their influence, increase their professional success, have an impact far beyond a single organization and industry, and ultimately leave a legacy that matters.
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Brousseau offers a lot of concrete examples and user-friendly resources in order to take the next step to becoming a Thought Leader. Her case studies and examples are relevant, interesting and inspiring. I highly recommend this audio book to anyone who is ready to be a Thought Leader.
The title should be, "Ready to be a Thought Leader for Women." The book is very woman oriented. I don't have a problem with that, but think it would had of been better if it was gender neutral. I found it very distracting. Further, this book is one better for print media, a book that you can highlight and take notes, not for listening while driving.
Consider myself to be an above average idiot. If things go well this year, I might get my own village. Always in a state of wonder.....
In the beginning it is difficult to stay interested, but you convince yourself to give it a chance. Once you've given it a chance, you wish you had followed your initial instinct. Maybe it's just me, but it seems that the author(s) are trying to justify their sources. Each time a new source is mentioned, their resumes follow.I wish the authors had just given the lessons and moved on. It is difficult to stay focused on whatever point is trying to be made.
Get to the point. Approach the subjects in a more direct way. Way too convoluted. It constantly seems to prattle on. I have never written a book or have I been a book editor. My critique may have been too harsh. In all fairness, give it a try. Thankfully Audible allows their customers to return the books, (Which I plan to do with this one).
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