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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...


A kind word and energized environment go a long way toward fostering creativity and innovation. This and the next several lessons present ideas for sharing your support and appreciation.