What motivates you? We need to determine the motivating factors that enable us to reach our goals.
Leaders are also tasked with motivating people who often times appear to be unmotivated. How? Ask a few simple questions.
Do the people involved know they are supposed to do a specific task?
Do they know how to perform the actions required?
When was the last time they were reminded?
Are the reasons these actions are important clearly stated?
Are there clear guidelines of the consequences?
Are regular evaluations of progress in place?
Once these questions are answered, appealing to the self-interests of others can assist in the motivation needed.