The so called "War for talents" is one of the current main topics of HR and Recruiting departments. Especially in Consulting companies where the fluctuation is higher as in other industries and the relation between headcount and revenue has a direct correlation. A stable workforce requires motivated employees. The present book "Seven simple tools to build a motivating work environment" deals with the question what Consultants keeps motivated and moves them to perform in challenging work environments. Based on a questionnaire answered from more than 100 Consultants from different Consulting companies in Germany the author analyses the needs of employees in the consulting industry. The author compares the results with available "motivation" tools. Based on the evaluated GAP the author recommends seven different tools to support leadership building up a motivating work environment. To measure the results of the tool usage the author describes how the Personal Balanced Scorecard Approach can be utilized.