Becoming a Thought Leader

Although I started blogging several years ago, I recently read that job hunters should consider starting a blog as a way to position themselves as thought leaders and thereby differentiate themselves from their competition. Seemed like a good idea to me.

Subsequently, I attended a job seekers support group meeting. As we went around the room introducing ourselves, I mentioned that I was blogging and that I was curious to hear their views about the thought leader strategy.

To my surprise, the room erupted in derision. No one liked the idea. No one supported it, even half-heartedly. To sum up the comments: It would be foolish to invest time and energy on such a project.

That reaction convinced me that becoming a thought leader is the right thing to do.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, 1/20/2006


Bill Harris said…
I just stumbled across this tonight. Now that over a year has past, I'm curious: have you formed any updated opinion on this? Have you noticed any change in the reactions you get from others?

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