Thought leadership is a form of influence and marketing. In today's growth-hacking startup culture, thought leaders are more respected and recognized than ever before.
Entrepreneurs are movers, shakers, innovators, disrupters and creators. They don't follow the beaten path; they blaze their own trail. With this kind of chutzpah, entrepreneurs possess the character and persona to become thought leaders -- good ones.
Here's what entrepreneurs need to know before assuming the mantle of "thought leader." These are the nine things that true thought leaders always do.