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Thought leadership : prompting businesses to think and learn

Author: Laurie Young
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, [2013]
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"Thought leadership consists of companies establishing a relationship with and delivering something of value to their customers that aligns with their brand and company value. In the process they go beyond merely selling a product or service and establish their brand and company as the expert in that field and differentiate themself from competitors. Laurie Young focuses on the tools, techniques and effects of
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Young
ISBN: 9780749465117 0749465115
OCLC Number: 818731248
Description: xiv, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
The essence of this book01 What on earth is Thought Leadership? --
Introduction --
Different types of Thought Leadership --
Related concepts: it's not really ... --
Towards a definition --
Summary02 Who has used it before? Thought Leadership in business history --
Introduction --
Boulton & Watt use Thought Leadership to start a revolution --
William Lever uses Thought Leadership to clean up --
Robert Woodruff uses Thought Leadership to help Coca-Cola grasp the 'American century' --
Bernays uses Thought Leadership as 'business propaganda' to help kick-start capitalism and consumerism --
The Western business world becomes enamoured with ideas --
Silicon Valley uses Thought Leadership to hype tech stocks --
Businesses develop organizational competence in Thought Leadership --
Summary03 Where does Thought Leadership come from? --
Introduction --
First a word on purpose and audience --
So where does it come from? --
Summary04 Components of success and failure --
Introduction --
How Thought Leadership works --
The 'dos': elements of success --
The 'don'ts': constraints and failures --
So, what, then, are the components of good Thought Leadership? --
Summary05 Communicating and disseminating Thought Leadership --
Introduction --
First a word on creating and managing the message --
The communication methods that have spread Thought Leadership --
Managing the creative content of Thought Leadership programmes --
A leading PR specialist thinks about leaders --
Planning the integration of these communication methods and issues --
Summary06 Thought Leadership strategy and planning --
Introduction --
First a word on the value of strategy --
Useful issues and concepts to think through --
Elements of Thought Leadership strategy for the single practitioner --
Planning tools for Thought Leadership --
Summary07 An evolving discipline --
Introduction --
The state of the art --
Practicalities --
Increasing organizational capability --
Thought Leadership and marketing --
Different cultures, different thinking, different business models --
Historical perspective --
The beginning of measurement --
A need for academic rigour and verification --
Is it a good thing? --
SummaryAppendix 1 Publications specifically on Thought Leadership --
Appendix 2 Interviews and discussions for this bookReferences.
Responsibility: Laurie Young.

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