An individual who demonstrates an innovative perspective in leadership and business is built on trust, believability and integrity. Becoming a thought leader or expert in your field is a form of reputation management. The technical definition is even better.
Thought leadership is the idea that a person or business is a pioneer in thought, an intellectual capable of generating ideas that inspire and influence others. The term can also describe someone who is an expert in their field, who publishes new ideas and leads people and organizations into new eras.
I have worked with many thought leaders in nonprofit, politics, corporations and public figures