Everywhere I turn, another Thought Leader appears.
Thought Leaders here, Thought Leaders there, Thought Leaders everywhere.
We’re crawling with Thought Leaders.
We are in a period of serious Thought Leader inflation.
After initial analysis, I have found three classes of Thought Leaders, but more may be uncovered over time:
1) The Self-Proclaimed Thought Leader
“I say I’m a Thought Leader, therefore, I am a Thought Leader.”
Marketing ploy? Just another loud mouth?
2) The Thought Dictator.
I have a thought and therefore you must do what I say. I am a leader! Follow me!
3) The Person Who Actually Thinks Leading Thoughts.
A better word for this person: visionary.
These are the innovators, thinking their sparky thoughts. And they don’t just think about it, they do it.
Stop following. Start thinking.