Consider three questions:
What motivates us to lead? Leaders experience discouraged and discontent. When this happens, a fire-lighter is needed, someone or something to motivate us.
How can we motivate followers? Leaders need a vision built on possibility thinking. Morale builds when impossibilities fade.
What keeps followers motivated? Establish short-term goals that strengthen morale and focus followers on achieving long-term goals.
Leaders need to develop plans that keep the fires lit. We must know how to keep ourselves and others motivated, both now and for the future.