The proper motivation… For a long time it was accepted that incentives, and specifically financial incentives, would motivate any type of desired business behavior. In other words–everyone has a price. There are two main types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation comes from within the task itself, and directly by the value of the benefit from completing it. Extrinsic motivation has nothing to […]Read More
Fairness is one of the prerequisites for team success. Overstating your contribution achieves the opposite. Here’s why, and what you can do about it. Try this experiment: Ask each member of a team that has just achieved a milestone what their contribution was to that achievement, percentage-wise. Ask them independently. Then add those percentages up. You would expect to get 100 percent, right? In reality, you […]Read More
Creativity is a team sport. Somehow children know how to play it, but they lose that capability as they grow up. Here is why. The factor that affects team productivity and creativity is the ability to conduct constructive conflict. In turn, three other factors that affect that ability, which are strong in children, and disappears when they reach adulthood and the work environment. Natural selection […]Read More
Books by Dr. Yoram Solomon
Dr. Solomon published 8 books: Un-Kill Creativity, Culture starts with YOU, not your boss!, Cause of Death: Political Correctness, Blueprints for the Next Big Thing, Bowling with a Crystal Ball (two editions), Business Plan through Investors' Eyes, From Startup to Maturity, and Worst Diet Ever. He authored hundreds of articles, many of them published at Inc. Magazine, Innovation Excellence, and his blog on this website. He was named as one of the top 40 innovation bloggers in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
A National Speakers Association Professional Speaker, he spoke in several different national conferences, including twice for the Association for Strategic Planning. His un-kill creativity talks and workshops were described by participants as transformative. He ranks at the top 1% of all 6 speaking categories. Yoram was the host of the first TEDxPlano in 2014, and spoke at TEDxOakLawn in 2018.