When we encounter a challenge that’s new to us.
Our first instinct is to try to solve it ourselves. 🤔
Rather than ask “Who really understands this problem well?”
Welcome to the knotty paradox 🪢 of thought leadership.
When people encounter a challenge,
they often think it’s unique to them.
“No one has ever encountered this before!”
Yet, the people who have much-needed expertise
tell themselves the solution must be trivial.
“If I solved this problem, everyone else 🌏 must have too!”
And so, they don’t speak up and share their idea.
💡 Ideas aren’t sought out.
🌟 Insights aren’t shared.
How do you solve this problem?
Be like Alexander, and cut the Gordian Knot 🗡️
Thought leadership is two things:
1. See the patterns across individuals and organizations.
2. Make sure that good insights get to the people who need them.