The Two Most Critical Steps to Establishing Yourself as a Thought Leader

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Want to become the go-to expert in your field? Author and consultant Dorie Clark shares the two most important things you can do to unleash the thought leader inside of you.

Much as some business leaders might wish it was the case, establishing yourself as a thought leader isn’t as simple as setting up a blog, writing a few posts, and trying to acquire as many Twitter followers as possible.

Instead, says branding expert Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, true thought leadership is driven by two distinct things.

How to Become a Thought Leader: Two Critical Steps

  1. Create great (not just good) content that makes you easy to find online and shows that you “get” your market, have good ideas, and understand the trends and issues in your industry.
  2. Take offline leadership roles that demonstrate your willingness to do more than observe from the sidelines.

Ultimately, Clark says in this video, the visibility that both of those things create will pay huge dividends, because people will be able to easily see your body of work and level of expertise. For more tips from Clark on establishing yourself as a thought leader, watch the full video or visit http://www.dorieclark.com/.

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