"There's no correlation between how good your idea is and how likely your organization will be to embrace it."
Seth Godin, Author, "Free Prize Inside!"
Great point by Mr. Godin.
In his book, Free Prize Inside, Seth makes the point that there are typically three questions that people ask themselves when approached with an idea. Here they are:
1. Is it going to be successful?If you are in "idea" person and you find that your ideas aren't flying in your organization, consider that it may not be the ideas themselves, but perhaps that your boss/manager/leader/whatever isn't able to positively answer these 3 questions.
2. Is it worth doing?
3. Is this person able to champion the project?
As Godin says, "...these people don't care a bit about what your answer to these three questions might be. What matters is what they think the answer is, based on the evidence you give them."