Who are your idea-mentors? I have incredible lifetime, personal mentors who continually guide me, and I have remarkable, lifetime colleagues who support and teach me. In addition, I have been blessed to have dozens (if not hundreds) of creative and thoughtful professional colleagues who model excellence. But I also have idea-mentors who are colleagues I personally know who perform thoughtful, forward-looking, research-based, and relevant work. They each have a track record of fresh ideas that expand as their ideas evolve. This means more than one message, story, experience, post, or book; it means a stream of innovative ideas, generally related in personal conversations and captured in books that immortalize and perpetuate their ideas.