I work with thought leaders from around the globe. Folks that are at the top of their game. True experts in their respective fields. Some are world-renowned academics. Others are CEO’s of brand name companies. Best selling authors and top tier consultants. Smart and successful people. Very smart and incredibly successful actually.
That being said, most have had or still have a few flawed assumptions when it comes to how their work, their book, their keynote or offerings will be rapidly adopted and will transform their respective clients. Again, super smart people at the top of their game. I think there’s something most of us can learn from these flawed assumptions.
What assumptions are you operating under relative to your content and work? When was the last time you challenged them? Remember assumptions are made at a point in time based on your perspective and analysis of the situation at that juncture. They should be treated as dynamic and too many thought leaders, speakers and authors treat them as static. Challenge your own assumptions more often and with more rigor to leverage your work.