Some leaders can build teams with the best talent available. They have large budgets, innovative brands, and recruit anyone they wish. They’re also rare.
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You can’t motivate another person. Why? Because different people have different motivators. One person might be motivated most by the opportunity to contribute while a co-worker is motivated by the freedom to choose how to contribute.
Before you chalk up workplace conflict to the overly dramatic one, the gossipy one, or the one who never pulls his weight, consider someone else first-you.
“A lot of managers have grown up in the philosophy that it’s their job to motivate employees,” said Grady, author of “52 Strategies for Life, Love and Work.” “You can’t motivate a person, but you can create a climate that motivates them.”
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