... Linchpin. See the book "Linchpin: Are you indispensable?" by Seth Godin. I realize that having read that book may have helped give me the ability to come up with the other terms.
Also I want to give credit to BjornLjunggren, who said earlier in this thread "... the way others see you".
Gardener. You water the seeds of ideas in other peoples' heads so that they grow and the people notice them and acknowledge them as their own, and when they grow to fulfillment everyone shares the fruit: you, the customer, and anyone else who also receives positive energy from incidentally coming into contact with either you, the customer or the created product.
Last edited by cwoodgold; 07-19-2012 at 08:44 AM.