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Competence Doesn’t Equate a Thought Leader—These 3 Things Do

Here’s a serious question: What sets a good thought leader apart from the rest of the bunch? 

The term “thought leader” is supposed to represent genuine expertise. But with easy access to the Internet and the prevalence of social media, anyone can dub themselves a thought leader in anything. That’s a problem.

In his latest Inc. article, CEO Justin Gray challenges the practice of liberally applying the title of “thought leader” to those who haven’t earned it (including oneself). He then breaks down the three qualities that separate an industry expert from a true thought leader, including having deep expertise, an action-oriented mentality, and an eager audience. To find out more, read the full article here.

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