In this episode Mitchell and Michael interview Praba Murugaiah founder and CEO of TechFetch (TechFetch.com). TechFetch is a site that connects “Top Jobs for Smart People”. Praba discusses his definition of thought leader, and speaking from the heart. Further how social media is extending the reach of thought leadership and forcing us to put our messages in tweet size bites. And much more. You can connect with Praba at http://linkedin.com/in/prabakaranmurugaiah
In this episode, Praba talks about how Thought Leadership is related to the success of every person and organization in the world of social media and advanced information and communication technology. The interview covers the many aspects of Thought Leadership, including how one should be able to go beyond his/her own space and understand the needs of everyone involved – the users, customers, the company, the employees.
Being a Thought Leader is all about being a visionary, understanding the current situation, being able to connect the dots, learning ways to adapt and knowing what the future holds. It is about working beyond your own limits and boundaries and moving forward to a higher level of involvement. Praba Murugaiah relates how he was able to attain success by taking his interaction with his customers and his employees to heart and looking beyond profits and money. He became a Thought Leader by his own right because he reached out and communicated to others to sincerely listen to their needs and help them grow. As the CEO of his company, he considers himself not as a boss but a bridge between the customers and the employees. He is there as mediator and educator, not an employer.
Praba discusses how Thought Leaders should be able to adapt to the world of Online Communication and use innovations in Information and Communication Technology to achieve his or her vision. He points out the importance of knowing how to communicate the message in Tweet-size format given the very short attention span of today’s customers.
To become a Thought Leader, Praba gives two simple tips: always think of how you can be more valuable to your customers and be a good listener.
Finally, in this interview, Praba shared secrets to the success of TechFetch which is currently one of the most popular and most successful online job portals in the world.