Taking in ideas is a positive step for any organization. The challenge, and the real test, is whether or not leaders can convert a thought into action. This is where people fail because they may not be fully aware of the level of commitment required to pull this off.
Working with one idea is easy, but what happens when an organization is flooded with ideas for improvement? How do you start to sort through them? How do you comprehend what to do with them?
It starts with knowing who you are and what kind of organization you want to build. A particular challenge is having open-minded people on your leadership team that can filter the ideas that may be of benefit to the organization. This person could considered a kind of action officer or entrepreneur that is looking over the horizon to help develop new spaces in which the organization could work.
This is more effective that waiting for clients and work to come to you.