Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by Dave Blum

There’s a great little article in this month’s edition of Inc. Magazine. It’s on page 113, in the “Ask Inc.” section — the expert is Kevin Plank, Founder of Under Armour, a sports aparel company.  You can find the whole article online at:

Kevin is asked how to keep teams motivated, passionate and focused — in the current economy.  He offers 3 great tips, as follows:

1) Keep a positive attitude yourself: it’s contagious

2) Communicate with your team on a regular basis: If you have less than 25 people, bring them al together once per week.  For larger organizations, have a small casual gatherings several times a month — just you and 6-7 other people.

3) Hire employees with leadership skills: place them strategically around the organization. They’ll motivate others and make your job easier.