Motivate your sticks in the mud Sticks in the mud may be talented, but they don’t have the initiative to apply themselves. Here’s how to change all that. By Ragan StaffAug. 9, 2007 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.