Combing through the company archives can unearth a great source of motivational material. Some information you might dig out from old files or company publications: Anecdotes about the company founder, or an article written about her, revealing values that need to be restated. Memos written by a former CEO that spell out unsolved challenges the company still faces today. Stories about a failed project, or a notable success, that teaches lessons people should remember. Statistics showing how well your organization has contained costs or that point out how little progress has been made.