thought leadership

Learn the Tools of the Trade for Asking Important Questions

Learn the Tools of the Trade for Asking Important Questions

I've boiled my thoughts down to two reasons why it's so important to master basic skills of working with raw data:

  1. A business that has lost the ability to analyze itself critically sacrifices an unknown amount of innovation that never takes place
  2. The ability to do this on your own, especially when coupled with ample domain expertise, can make you valuable very quickly

Getting Things Done: How to Drive Acceptance of Your Ideas

Getting Things Done: How to Drive Acceptance of Your Ideas

Big ideas usually are not accepted right away – at least not by everyone whom you need on board. Most of us have our own versions of my terrible meeting story, and the moral is always the same. You might feel confident to the point of certainty about an idea, but getting your audience to feel as confident as you do is often a slog. It takes cleverness, persistence, and plain old hustle to get a big idea across the goal line. 

Three Ways You Can Make Your Organization Better Right Now

Three Ways You Can Make Your Organization Better Right Now

There are several benefits to focusing on smaller-scale problems challenges that you can get your arms around. First, there are bound to be many smaller-scale yet still important problems crying out for attention that you can make actually progress against on your own. It’s helpful to not need to rely on too many other people for your pet projects that you might be working on at irregular intervals. Such projects are great for racking up wins and building career momentum early...

The Seven Types of Failed Thought Leaders

The Seven Types of Failed Thought Leaders

A real thought leader is recognized as an authority in their field on the basis of their powerful, original ideas and ability to drive adoption of them by the mainstream. The three key words to pay attention to in that statement are recognized, original, and adoption. Thought leadership means more than just having ideas: you have to effect real change...