- A thought leader is a verifiable expert, not a rogue commentator.
- A thought leader is a creative pragmatist, not necessarily a visionary.
- A thought leader is, not just willing, but eager to give information away.
- A thought leader is motivated by generosity, not self-interest.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Rear Admiral Bill Leigher has provided some much needed and highly visible cryptologic community "thought leadership" in his USNI Proceedings article Learning to Operate in Cyberspace. This same type of "thought leadership" is being provided behind a firewall for members of the cryptologic community with the wherewithal and security clearance credentials to seek it. Those with a genuine "need to know" can check out the Admiral's blog post on SIPRNET at http://www.fleetforces.navy.smil.mil/registration/default.aspx. I expect we'll hear more and more from the Admiral as the re-emergence of naval cryptology suggested by the Chief of Naval Operations in his congressional testimony, speeches, POM submission and CNO guidance becomes more evident.
When I am talking about a thought leader, I am using Jean Van Rennselar's four key descriptors: