Simplify your message and your expectations. Complexity can confuse and paralyze people.
Assign responsibility equal to people's skills. If you don't do this, you set up your people to fail.
Give public recognition and praise for success. Appreciated employees are highly motivated to do more.
Help your people develop a larger purpose than just making money. Encouraging your employees to have an emotional, as well as an economic attachment to the company, is one of the best motivators there is, experts say.