There’s a quote from James Joyce’s “Ulysses” 📖 that I love very much.
“Offend me still. Speak on.”
I struggled with “thinking in public” for years. 🤔
Looking back 👀, I see why.
I hadn’t found my lane.
Part of it is the courage to put ideas out there.
Part is also the courage to people to share new ideas and be an active listener. 🎧
Good ideas, by their nature, are often disruptive.
Thought leadership addresses big problems,
and offers radical insight that reshapes how things work.
Thought leadership needs to transcend its origin 🕊️
and reach across barriers
in order to make real change.
Thought leadership is powerful 💥!
The best thought leaders are always learning, 📖
expanding their minds.
It requires us to be humble, and act with real curiosity.
To say, “I know something about this –
but I could know more!”
When others share their ideas,
Offer constructive criticism,
Or help us refine our insights –
That’s the best gift we can receive.