Why do many people roll their eyes 🙄 when they hear the terms “thought leadership” or “thought leader”? Maybe because it sounds like someone trying to act like a know-it-all 🧠. Here are three phrases that should be part of every thought leadership practitioner’s lexicon:
😲 I did not know that! Please tell me more.
⭕ My expertise gives me no special insight into this topic. So, I’ll listen.
🤔 I never thought of it that way. Can you explain?
A thought leadership practitioner doesn’t need to know everything.
In fact, they should recognize how little they know.
The world is a wide and wondrous place. 🌎🌍🌏
And no matter how much we study it, we will only know a fraction.
That’s why it’s important to listen and learn from others.
So, this week, try out one of the three phrases above. See how it shapes your conversation.