Motivation: The Questions to Ask

September 15, 2009 -- Sal Silvester

One of the common questions I hear from people is, “how do I know what motivates my people?”

Well, the answer is pretty simple.

Just ask.
Then listen.

Here are some sample questions you might ask.
-    What do you want to achieve as a result of being on this team?
-    What kind of work environment is motivating to you?
-    What gives you energy?
-    What are you passionate about?
-    What talents and skills do you have that can help this team succeed?
-    What do you like most and least about being on this team?
-    What do you need from me to be at your best?

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