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Episode 20: Karen Dillon on the Many Microstresses of Thought Leadership

Thought leadership has always been a highly stressful profession, and that stress continues to increase. In a world in which anyone with social media savvy can build a strong online following, the demands on thought leaders to communicate their expertise — compellingly and continuously — have risen sharply. Those demands also have increased for the people who help thought leaders get recognized: marketers, editors and ghostwriters, researchers, event organizers, book and speaker agents, graphic and interactive designers, and more.

Bob Buday recently spoke with Karen Dillon, co-author (with Rob Cross) of the new book “The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems – and What to Do About It.” Karen comes to this topic with powerful credentials: She is both an acclaimed thought leader (co-author of three books with the late, legendary Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen) and a top thought leadership professional. She was the editor of Harvard Business Review from 2003 to 2011, and since 2017 has been editorial director at the consultancy BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors.

In this episode of Everything Thought Leadership, Karen explains the microstresses that can overwhelm both thought leaders and thought leadership professionals – and what everyone can do to “de-stress” their lives. You won’t want to miss these actionable tips for taking better control of your thought leadership career.

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