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The Physics of Thought Leadership


Hi there! It’s Peter Winick. I’m the Founder and CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. And today, I’d like to share with you a thought that I had the other day. And I thought of it as the physics of thought leadership. That’s right. I don’t remember all that much about physics from back in high school because it was many moons ago. But I do remember a few of the core concepts.

One of the concepts was about friction. The resistance the the reason that something doesn’t move quickly when one surface rubs against another. And I thought about that in the context of thought leaders having, being stuck, not being able to have their work be unleashed, not being able to have their work have the impact they’d like it to. And really know deep down in their hearts that it can if it was connected in the right way, to the right group of people, at the right time, in the right modality. So, that falls under friction to me.

The other, the other sort of physics concept I recalled and connected to to thought leadership was momentum. You know, this is the body in motion stays in motion. And I’ve noticed that certain thought leaders just seem that they hit it and once they hit something some way, it just seems to keep going and going and going and going. It’s the flywheel effect. And it could be a connection between the idea that they have, who they’re sharing it with, and how those that they’re sharing it with are choosing to engage in it, and share it with others. And it just seems to go on and on and on and on.

So one of the things I would, I would ask you to think about over the coming days is, you know, do you have a friction issue? If so, what can you do to sort of release some of that friction and get your work out there some more.

And who’s out there that you admire, that you respect, whose work that you like, that appears to have momentum. And what could you learn about what they’ve done and the way they’ve done it and apply it to your work.

Anyway love to hear what you think. Thank you.

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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