Thought leadership

Thought Leadership

Thinking doesn’t cost us any money, just time and space to allow ourselves to explore those passing thoughts and feelings. In business we are often so caught up in the running of our work and staying busy, that time to think is considered more of a luxury rather than a necessity.

At a recent business seminar one of the speakers relayed a story of deciding when is it your time to think. So when is it. For me time in nature and walks or runs are a great time to think and let random thoughts settle in for a while or just even pass through.

When you are looking to become the leader in your market space, your ideas and thoughs generate an interest and a following. If people are talking to you about your blog and ideas, you have a following, so be careful what you write about especially on this worldwibe web of information.

I am often surprised at the comments I receive about my blogs and sometimes in my view the most unlikely people read them, yet it is a great conversation piece. It’s as if I am letting people into a piece of my mind and they can choose to comment or stay silent and agree or disagree.

When does a random thought become a leaders comment, though? Is there a minimum mass required or does it just happen naturally?

On this blog I will aim to publish my musing about business and leadership in general, whereas my other blog will remain more personal and I will share some of the ideas I pick up on from the books I read. If you follow me on facebook or now me well personally, you know I am an avid reader and on average read between 2 and 10 books a month.

I think a meeting early in my introduction to all things self-development left a lasting impression: Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones said ‘leaders are readers’. Libraries have always been a favourite place of worship for me, so I just continued my visits and added to my personal library on a regular basis.

Let me just end with an interesting quote, which resonates with me: 

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary
to make it a reality.”
–  Ralph Marston.