More than ever, we need to cultivate an environment of innovation, creativity and thought-leadership. Organizations that can cultivate thought leadership from within their teams have a strategic advantage when it comes to growth in market leadership, product and service development, accountability, and client engagement. And, right now, cultivating a creative and innovative environment can help you weather the storm now, in order to emerge stronger, once COVID-19 has dissipated.
The Oxford dictionary defines thought leadership as “intellectual influence and innovative or pioneering thinking. The term has been around since the 19th century, but in the past ten years “thought leader” has become a buzzword used to describe experts who know the ins and outs of their industry, and can come up with innovative ideas to cater to the demands and needs of their audience. Right now, all businesses are creating new forecasts, considering new lines of revenue and looking for creative and resourceful solutions to daunting new challenges – and they are all looking for impactful thought-leadership.
The best, most innovative ideas don’t always come from the owner, CEO or senior-level staff. Your mid-level managers, working with clients, operating the day-to-day, building products or services, have a very different perspective on the organization, which can be very valuable. Nearly any team member will be able to pin-point issues and problems, but an environment where thought-leadership is encouraged will help your organization find innovative solutions to the daunting challenges we all face now.
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Sean is a founding Director of Gateway Green Energy Holdings LLC, a company that builds, owns and operates electricity generation assets, and Nuooly, Inc., a gig economy platform for independent professionals. In addition, Sean serves as President and COO for YPO, a member-based organization that has been helping business leaders run great companies for 70 years. The YPO platform provides more than 29,000 CEOs, representing diversified industries and types of businesses in over 130 countries, with access to extraordinary educational opportunities, alliances with leading institutions, and interest-based communities to support their businesses, communities and families.