At Insurance Discourse we don't anoint thought-leaders arbitrarily or allow member to self-proclaim their thought-leadership. We follow a data driven approach for identifying community thought-leaders.
The top 2% of qualifying members as defined by their thought-leadership score will hold the designation of Thought-leader. The Thought-leader badge will appear on the member's profile
The nest 3% of qualifying members as defined by their Thought-leadership score will hold the designation of Influencer. The Emerging Thought-leader badge will appear on the member's profile
The next 45% will be designated as active members (subject to some minimum levels of activity
The remaining 50% will be designated as members.