Maybe they need a new "thought leader"... (a BS-proof doodle)
Thinking for yourself will never go out of style.
If you must, choose your "thought leaders" carefully.
Here are a few of my favourites:
Seth Godin (with Gary Vaynerchuk)
Simon Sinek (author of "Start With Why" and "Leaders Eat Last")
It's time to put on our thinking caps!
p.s. I'm experimenting with the comment pricing to avoid collecting "dust".