For you personally, what is the best form of motivation to receive? And, what is the main method you use to motivate others? Do you guilt people into action? Do you intimidate people to do what you think they should do? Do you speak kindly and softly? Do you build upon someone’s strengths? Or do you focus upon someone’s weaknesses? Sadly, many people spend an entire work week without receiving positive affirmation from their supervisors. Many children, parents, brothers and sisters, or spouses silently endure the criticisms of their own family members, quietly longing to hear a word of praise or affirmation.