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How I Learned to Create An Abundance Mindset

In December, my friends Sam and Mary and I were on vacation in Hawaii awaiting our spa appointments (yes it was a good day) when Mary suggested that over the next 365 days we all agree to play the Money Game together. She explained that every day we would text each other a short note -- from wherever we were in the world -- to stipulate where we would give our “money” [...]

Thought Leadership Tools: How Do You Prepare a Great Talk?

As a longtime speaker, I still frequently struggle to develop a great talk – one that is both memorable and provides some lasting change for those in the audience. When someone offers a book, class, tool or template that can help, I sit up and take notice. Thus, I was happy to be included in JD Schramm’s Stanford workshop last week for the students selected to deliver LOWKeynote talks this year. There he shared his ideas [...]

How to Establish Your Credibility in a New Setting

A longtime consultant friend of mine recently joined a senior CEO group in order to build connections and scale her business. After attending her first meeting, she shared with me her dismay that the other CEOs in the room – all men – treated her as something of the junior partner in the room. While each of them was welcoming and eager to share their expertise, she was surprised at how they [...]

7 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Last Thursday, I gave myself the afternoon off to celebrate the achievement of a goal that I’d set myself almost two years ago – to speak about my book, Ready to Be a Thought Leader? as part of the prestigious “Talks at Google” series. The video is not yet live but the audience members told me that the one-hour program was inspiring and engaging and I came away happy and excited after a fun [...]

Why Should Thought Leaders Stay in Their Lane? Part II

BE OF SERVICE BY SHARING YOUR EXPERTISE, INTERVIEW WITH JO MILLER, BE LEADERLY This interview is part of an on-going series of articles I am doing about how people make the journey from leader to thought leader. See my previous interviews with Priya Huskins of Woodruff and Sawyer and Holly Hamann of Tap Influence.  This time, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Miller, CEO of Be Leaderly, one of my favorite thought leaders and speakers in the [...]

Why Should Thought Leaders Stay in Their Lane? Part I

AN INTERVIEW WITH JO MILLER, BE LEADERLY This interview is part of an on-going series of articles I am doing about how people make the journey from leader to thought leader. See my previous interviews with Priya Huskins of Woodruff and Sawyer and Holly Hamann of Tap Influence.  This time, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jo Miller, CEO of Be Leaderly, one of my favorite thought leaders and speakers in the world of women's leadership. Over the [...]

An Evening With Robin Chase

Last night I had the chance to re-connect with Robin Chase, Co-Founder of Zipcar and Buzzcar (now Drivy) and a fellow Wellesley alum at the opening night reception of the Springboard Annual Forum. There we had a half-hour fireside chat discussing her past, present, and future initiatives and the change she would like to see in the world. Robin is a transportation innovator who has built upon her expertise in launching and leading one of the world’s [...]

How Is Thought Leadership Different From PR & Marketing?

A few years ago, I sat down with a friend who had just left her role as CEO of a prominent PR firm in Silicon Valley. I asked her which piece of her job she would miss the least. She smiled and said it was working with CEOs of technology companies who hired her team to remake them as thought leaders when they really didn’t have any original thoughts of their own [...]

What is a Thought Leader?

FROM A POST IN THE UK BUSINESS REPORTER Some people use the term “thought leader” as if all you have to do to earn that moniker is to start tweeting. This is hardly the case. Individuals with expertise, passion, and a track record of changing the world become thought leaders when they rise above themselves by sharing their knowledge so others can change the world too. Many thought leaders start as leaders [...]

How I Learned (Again) That Less is Really More

The secret to a great talk? Follow the grandma rule, remember to 'stick and click', and don't hesitate to repeat your top messages. I made a mistake last month, (ok, probably more than one), but one that I want to talk about here. I gave a talk at a local company about my new book that kinda bombed. Ouch. Now that a few weeks have passed, I can look back with a little [...]

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