In this solo episode, I explain what leaders should read and listen to to get insights and perspectives. Contrary to popular belief, leadership is less about talking and more about listening. I tell you what I read and consume and how you can get out of your bubble to get the crucial perspective that will make you an effective leader.
Becoming a thought leader is an essential part of transitioning into senior leadership roles. It’s not enough to be an expert. You also have to be able to communicate your ideas to a broad audience.
My guest Rhea Wessel, a journalist by training, is the founder of the Institute for Thought Leadership. She explains what a thought leader is and how you can find the sweet spot between your passion (purpose), your credentials (experience), and your “big idea”. The intersection of those three is your thought leadership niche.
I also get an impromptu coaching session when Rhea asks me to explain the motivation and purpose of my podcast. And Rhea shares how she got drawn into the world of thought leadership.