In this episode, Mitchell and Michael speak with thought leader Joe DiNucci. As co-founder of the consulting firm Enabling Thought Leadership (http://www.enablingthoughtleadership.com), Joe helps give voice to thought leaders by professionally aiding them in ‘word-smithing’. For Joe, thought leadership is a state of mind that is part of your life and anyone can be a thought leader in any field if you think critically, can listen and stand your ground if that is the appropriate behavior. Thought leadership is the fine art of balancing between being assertive of one’s ideas and being humble enough to challenge your own assumptions.
Critical thinking is the core of thought leadership and this is what Joe emphasized as he explained how they are able to develop the narratives, the articles, the blogs or white paper for their clients by simply asking the right questions. In enabling the expert’s thought leadership, Joe and his team help him/her improve their quality of thinking, organize his/her existing work (research papers, etc.) and make him/her reflect about what he really wants to achieve. Commissioning a ghostwriter or a clone is one way of bringing out your thought leadership and Joe believes that a thinker or an author does not give up anything by engaging one. This explains their company tagline: “You think the great thoughts; we’ll take it from there.”
For Mitchell, this particular episode is what he would like to share to experts or anyone who wants to be a thought leader and who needs help in terms of filling in gaps skills-wise because in the interview, Joe effectively presented what one can expect working with professionals like them to enable thought leadership. The discussion also touched on other interesting subjects such as Google’s hiring criteria, critical thinking and the education process, and the techniques in maintaining a blog series.
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Here are a couple of aha moments from the episode. See more in the “Aha Moments from Thought Leader Life” books available in the THiNKaha App http://app.thinkaha.com/.
- In professional coaching, you don’t have to know all the answers; you just have to be able to ask the right questions. @joedinucci
- Asking the right questions is what life should be about. It is what children should learn. @happyabout
- Think critically. Always challenge your own assumptions. @joedinucci
- A blog is a very valid way to communicate with the world and a vehicle for thought leadership. @joedinucci
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