Start Your New Year With a Life Audit

2021-03-23T01:25:17+00:00By |Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

Are you ready to kick off your New Year with a bit of annual planning? Try the Life Audit.I first discovered the life audit in 2014 in this great article on Medium by Ximena Vengoechea a design researcher at Twitter. While Ximena does a thorough and masterful job of describing the complete process, here is my short-cut version for those in a hurry.1) dream big (and broadly)To conduct a life audit you need lots of post-it [...]

What’s Scaring Your Team Away From Building Influence?

2021-10-25T23:33:08+00:00By |Getting Started as a Thought Leader, Interview With a Thought Leader|

I was on the phone recently with Holly Hamann, Co-Founder, and CMO of TapInfluence, talking about how they have been building a thought leadership culture throughout their organization. Holly shared some of her lessons learned and then we got to talking about some of the myths and misconceptions that scare people away from taking their first steps to building influence. Given that it’s almost Halloween, I thought I’d share a few of [...]

Magic of the Mastermind

2021-02-07T04:26:19+00:00By |Getting Started as a Thought Leader, Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

Every entrepreneur and executive needs a safe place to test their ideas and expand their thinking. Is it time to join a mastermind? Some years ago, I participated in a magical retreat on the shores of Morro Bay in Southern California. The combination of a squadron of pelicans, pods of porpoises, and a plethora of fascinating people definitely made this a weekend to remember. The retreat was hosted by my friend and [...]

How I Learned to Create An Abundance Mindset

2021-02-07T04:26:02+00:00By |Thought Leadership Mindset & Skillset|

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?

2021-04-18T18:20:15+00:00By |Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders, Thought Leadership Mindset & Skillset|

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

2021-04-18T18:02:54+00:00By |Getting Started as a Thought Leader, Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

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

2021-02-07T22:46:20+00:00By |Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders, Thought Leadership Mindset & Skillset|

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

2021-02-07T04:23:47+00:00By |Getting Started as a Thought Leader, Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

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

2021-02-07T04:29:37+00:00By |Getting Started as a Thought Leader, Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

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

2021-02-07T04:26:48+00:00By |Interview With a Thought Leader, Strategies & Tactics for Thought Leaders|

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 [...]

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