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27 Best Employee Engagement Quotes

By Kevin on February 9, 2015 in employee engagement
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This collection of employee engagement quotes can clarify the value of employee engagement and provide the inspiration to drive emotional commitment throughout your organization. I hope you’ll share this short collection of engagement quotes with others in your organization.

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” –Doug Conant

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.” –Jack Welch

“Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” –Kevin Kruse, author, Employee Engagement 2.0

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey

“Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.” –Paul Marciano, PhD

“Paychecks can’t buy passion.” –Brad Federman

“It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led to every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but you can’t order excellence.”–Mike Abrashoff, Commander USS Benfold (retired)

“Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” Peter Drucker

“Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.” –Bob Kelleher

“…you have to want to be engaged. There has to be deep-seated desire in your heart and mind to participate, to be involved, and to make a difference. If the desire isn’t there, no person or book can plant it within you.” –Tim Clark

“Create caring and robust connections between every employee and their work, customers, leaders, managers, and the organization to achieve results that matter to everyone in this sentence.” –David Zinger

“For most of them, it can be summed up by one of four things: They love what they do (their JOB), they love the Disney brand (their ORGANIZATION), they love their manager (their BOSS), or they love the people they work with (their SQUAD).” –Pete Blank

“We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.” –Tony Hsieh

“To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.” –Kenneth Thomas

“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” –Dale Carnegie

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne Mulcahy

“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel.” –Sybil F. Stershic

“Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.” –Meghan Biro

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard

“Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.” –Timothy R. Clark

“Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” –Francis Hesselbein

“Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.” –Napoleon Hill

“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” –Zig Ziglar

“When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.” –Betty Bender

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs

“You’ll attract the employees you need if you can explain why your mission is compelling: not why it’s important in general, but why you’re doing something important that no one else is going to get done.Peter Thiel

“You manage things; you lead people.”  –Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Kevin Kruse is a keynote speaker and NY Times bestselling author of Employee Engagement 2.0Check out Kevin’s new eCourse, Leading for Employee Engagement

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