Hire people who have the skills and abilities for the job.
Treat employees with respect and courtesy.
Reward employees for achieving goals. Make the rewards something the employee values.
Get employees involved in decision-making about things that matter.
Provide positive feedback and say thank you.
Remember that people are motivated by different things. Use what motivates the employee, not what motivates you.
Keep the workplace interesting.
Know when employees are overworked and do something about it.
Resolve conflicts as they come up.
Give employees authority and let them know you expect responsibility.