“Ideas are the currency of difference-makers.”
- Steve Heston, author of this here blog…
There sure is lots written about currencies these days. Recession’s impact on the value of a dollar. The dollar in comparison to other nations’ currencies. Crypto currencies…
Markets fluctuate, ebb and flow.
Ideas grow in value, especially when they’re sought out, nurtured, celebrated and rewarded, even if they’re not all great.
Ideas, I’ve long maintained, are the currency of difference makers.
Long-time subscribers know my dad was a farmer. Prep the soil, plant the seeds, do everything you can and then hope for good weather. An exercise in Faith if ever there was one.
As leaders, are we prepping the soil to be ready for ideas to be planted? Are we encouraging our teams to bring ideas forward. Are we nurturing, fertilizing, and caring for those ideas?
Some will grow to bear great harvests. Some will never sprout. Some will show up as a shoot and then not survive the light of day. Their value is shared. It’s combined. The great harvests are borne off the volume of seeds we plant, and if we try to hand-pick the seeds that we just “know” are going to be big winners — we’ll fail.
Ideas are the currency of difference-makers. And their value grows, the more we seek them out.