Entry from US English dictionary
One whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential.
- He has become an influential thought leader and a change agent in a field - training and learning - that should be one of the key strategic outposts of the knowledge economy but that often isn't.
- No one in recent memory has slipped into the role of business thought leader as gracefully or influentially as he has.
- With some justice, he has been called the father of the Internet, and he continues to be regarded as a thought leader within the larger data communications industry.
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