As I was following some of the ILTA ’09 Conference chatter, I read something from David Hobbie that caught my attention. David was quoting Kevin O’Keefe‘s comment of “thought leaders will blog because of their insatiable desire to learn.” I thought that was a pretty good quote, so I retweeted it with a comment of “(so true!)”. Within a few minutes, Jeff Gordon (the licensing handbook guy, not the racer) challenged me on that saying that he thinks “thought leaders will COMMENT when they want to learn. Blogging isn’t learning (even if you have to do research).”
Thought Leader – A person who is recognized among peers and mentors for innovative ideas and demonstrates the confidence to promote or share those ideas as actionable distilled insights.