Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or running your own show, here are five ideas to position yourself for success as a thought leader this year.
- Raise Your Hand: No matter which industry or community you’re in, there is likely to be a dearth of leaders willing to roll up their sleeves or take the helm. Check out your industry association, community boards or conference committees and raise your hand for a role in getting or keeping things on track. If you’re a lawyer, try the Bar Association either locally or nationally. If there are standards committees, legislative groups or regulatory boards in your field, look for opportunities to share your ideas and expertise. Yes, even if the only role available is Secretary, you should get involved and make a difference. Taking meeting minutes allows you to shape the message and place your imprint on what gets decided.
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