Since the era of the industrial revolution there has been extensive changes in the forms, patterns and hypothesis of thinking and modus operandi of people. In the past century, a lot of thought and time was put into efforts to optimize processes and maximize the yield and profits that can be drawn out of them, but not much attention had been paid to think out of the box and value the individual who did so on their personal levels.
The emergence of thought leaders in the later period led to better ideas, productivities and profits and also techniques to achieve the desired results in a much bigger, better and faster than ever.
But if we concentrate at the present scenario, we are in short of resources and thus sustainability is the need of the hour. The focus now is on the techniques developed by people that can enable the best use of whatever resources the world is left with. So it is indeed very clear that the importance and necessity of thought leaders in the world now is more than ever. The world needs them to grow, initiate and encourage others to apply their ideas on a large scale.
With the boost in social media and the internet, world is like a small neighborhood and individuals are more connected than was ever possible in the history. These open channels of communication enables free flow of great ideas and opinions and gives them a way out from merely believing what media feeds them on a regular basis. A single individual now has the power to project his/her ideas to a much larger audience, even millions at time, that too in quite much lesser time as compared to yester years. So, if you want to be in the likes of acclaimed thought leaders like Kimberly Snyder, Neil Patel and Josh Flagg and make your mark in the world, here are a few skills you need to develop and excel at:
- Be well informed and researched about your field: You need to know-it-all about the market you are aiming at. To be a potential thought leader, you should be up-to date about the current happenings and on goings in your field.
- Develop an innovative perspective on everything: An important characteristic of all leaders are that they have a fresh take on everything. They believe in their ideas to make others believe in them too. Make your presence felt by introducing your ideas or proposing intelligent alterations in an existing technology that can significantly benefit the entire process.
- Get inspired by other renowned thought leaders: Observe the style in which they try to interact with their supporters and try to notice how they portray themselves as being confident, eloquent and reliable in the public space. Figure out what grabs the attention of people most towards them. Work hard to inculcate all the positive aspects in yourself and strive to get better than them one day.
- Take charge of promoting your ideas: Don’t shy away from discussing your ideas with everyone. If you don’t promote them yourself first, no one else will. With a big range of options on social media such as the Facebook, Twitter or a personal blog- you will never feel a shortage of paths to choose from. Ask for feedback from your followers and don’t back off even if you receive negative remarks at first. Developing a loyal audience for yourself is one of the most crucial aspects you need to excel at.
Follow these suggestions, and maybe you will give the world one of the most outstanding thought leaders’ of the future.