O'Reilly logo

John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Amazing Creativity by John Adair

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Twelve Greatest Ideas for Motivating the Creative Individual

Idea 74: Selecting creative people

It is the human being who counts. Call on gold, gold does not respond. Call on clothes, clothes do not respond.

Ghanaian proverb

As a manager you need to understand how creative or innovative individuals think and what they want. For innovation will not happen unless the men and women who work with you are motivated. They must want to innovate.

According to my Fifty-Fftiy Principle, 50 per cent of motivation lies within us in the shape of our response to inner needs, drives and values. The other 50 per cent depends on our environment, especially the leadership that we encounter within it.

As a corollary of that rule, it is important first to get your ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required