Where do you stand on motivation?
Do you relate to the 'boss-as-decision-maker, carrot and stick approach' or believe that real motivation comes from the employee and the job?
It's worth thinking about because an early theory of management seems to be having a resurgence of popularity and it highlights a real point of difference in the ways we motivate other people.
It's your most important challenge as a leader.
If you are leading a team or an organisation, it's likely that your success will have more to do with your ability to build a healthy culture than with systems or budgets. The research on leadership suggests that the higher you go, the more important the 'people' skills become.