You can motivate employees. You can motivate them to be angry. You can motivate them to be happy. You can motivate them to do what they don’t want to do.As a leader, you are expected to motivate people ( to start or stop doing something ) so you get the results the organization wants.In short, most often, your task is to motivate people to love what they hate.Again, you can do it. But trying to motivate people all the time will waste much of your time.