Do your peers often seek out your insight or advice on subjects they might be pondering? Can you point out individuals whose opinions you trust and who you might turn to for advice? A “thought leader” by definition is someone whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential.
At a recent Transportation Marketing and Sales Association conference I had the opportunity to participate in a Thought Leadership Workshop where we discussed case studies and determined the proper outcomes by influencing the other participants to support our conclusions.
During the workshop, participants were asked to name thought leaders in the area of transportation and logistics. I was honored to be identified as one of these role models, which led me to wonder how someone becomes a thought leader, and why others perceive him or her to be influential.
Ellen Voie is the President of Women in Trucking. She can be reached through the information below.
Ellen Voie CAE, President/CEO