CADDManager on June 5th, 2008
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

Some of you may remember the commercials that would show people bending their ears to listen to Mr. Hutton? “When E.F. Hutton speaks, people listen,” was the slogan. It was the investment advice that was being given that everyone wanted to hear. While you may not be giving advice on stocks, bonds and investments, you […]

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CADDManager on June 8th, 2008
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

I continue the topic of becoming a Thought Leader… Several areas that you may get involved in, when viewed properly, combine into a mixture that can place you at the top of your field and garners the respect of outsiders. These areas include speaking, writing, industry volunteerism, conference attendance, and having a web presence. Let’s […]

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CADDManager on June 16th, 2008
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

Continuing the flow of posts on Thought Leadership… We have covered the introduction of the topic and how some may want to gain voice in the industry that they are working or at the office/firm they are with. The reason for this is to gain some level of input into the conversations that surround CAD. […]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2008
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

Continuing the Thought Leadership discussion… Formal Speaking will take you to the next level. There are many places to get started in formal speaking. I would suggest that you start by volunteering to present something at you local user group. This is usually a more informal setting that allows you to work the kinks out […]

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CADDManager on July 2nd, 2008
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

I was speaking recently with a CAD Manager who said that his firm did not really embrace the concept of people in their firm being thought leaders. They may not have come out and stated that, but they set up roadblocks and hurdles that may discourage employees from easily “speaking up” through writing or speaking […]

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CADDManager on July 3rd, 2008
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

Many would ask: Why should I bother doing all this? What’s in it for me? What will I gain by being a Thought Leader? Let me list a few things that I think make it an advantage to you and your career to become a Thought Leader. Admittedly these are from my personal perspective. Others […]

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CADDManager on July 7th, 2008
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Thought Leadership

There are some down sides to Thought Leadership.  They come if you don’t pay close attention to the whole process.    They can be negative because the balancing act can sometimes go badly.  It can go badly when you say or do something that brings disrepute on yourself or your firm.  Thought Leadership comes with a […]

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