Measuring Thought Leadership Success | Org TL Minute


How does your organization measure success for its thought leadership activities?

From what I’ve seen, there’s not one consistent standard. Some organizations use marketing metrics such as views, downloads, marketing qualified leads, and sales qualified leads.

Other organizations track event participation such as podium time at prestige events or target audience participation at those events.

Yet, perhaps the most common response I’ve heard is “Honestly, we haven’t sorted out metrics yet.”

In good financial times, it’s entirely possible to run a thought leadership team without clear KPIs. And that’s especially true, if you have senior leadership support for your work, but the need for clear metrics increases during a recession.

It’s time for a mid-year check-in review and sharpen your metrics. How will you measure success this year in the current economy? And how can you prepare for next year’s budget planning season?

How do you define success for your organization’s thought leadership?  Measuring thought leadership success can be a difficult to do on your own but you can gain insights from other organizational thought leaders by joining the conversation on Linkedin.  And if you need help with thought leadership within your organization, contact Thought Leadership Leverage and let us know how we can assist you!

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Bill Sherman

Bill Sherman works with thought leaders to launch big ideas within well-known brands. He is the COO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Bill on Twitter

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