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they do sales in a position where they are left independent of someone looking over thier shoulder all day long, so I always need to come up with ideas to get them feeling more motivated themselves...

and I actually bought a former boss a book and sent it to him anonymously about why it was more useful to be loved than feared... he was an asshole and needed it
When I was in sales the most motivating thing for me was when they put the top three sellers on a big white board and I got to watch my name crawl up to number one.

(Perhaps this will only be motivating to your top three sellers, though.)