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Chapter 3
A Positively Motivating Environment

“Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.”

—Grandma Moses

Motivation thrives under managers and supervisors who create a positive atmosphere in which people feel supported, valued, and respected. A motivational work environment is charged with energy. Working in an environment without motivation is similar to slogging through mud. You can have all the rah-rah meetings and use all the positive slogans you want, but if you allow an employee to be harassed or treated disrespectfully, your positive efforts will appear hypocritical. Do...


It’s difficult for people to contribute their best unless they feel respected and energized. By setting a positive and respectful tone for your team, you go a long way toward fostering creativity and innovation.