Stirring up the motivation inside workers isn't easy, and what works today might not work tomorrow, experts say. That requires leaders to be responsive and evolve their tactics in response to changing needs. "What is effective in motivating people at one point in their careers will not be effective in motivating them later," says Fred Bucy, former president of Texas Instruments. "Therefore, one of the most important things that a leader must do is to continue to study how to be effective," he adds.

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