Ideator A person who creates productive ideas, a conceptualist.A person that processes and passes on their ideas and inventions to others to help sell or publisize a commodity. A solutions person, problem solver, think tank.
A person experiencing suicidal ideation
So, my question is twofold:
If I use this in public communication such as articles, white-papers, etc., does this word harm my credibility or the quality of my writing?
Is there a better word that means the same thing?
Here is an example of the word in-context in an article about leadership and the workforce:
Marcus is an ideator, but, generally, current corporate structures and cultures do not know what to do with an ideator; there's no processes or expertise to identify, encourage, nurture or leverage ideators within the workforce. Frustrated, ideators leave organizations to join other organizations or to strike out on their own when most businesses could greatly benefit from the presence of ideators within their ranks...