A great way to keep your employees looking up and engaged is by having motivational quotes in your work space. Not only can this be a conversation starter but it will continue to inspire employees to be better and achieve more.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle~
The strength in this quote by Aristotle is that this is such a simple task to do to be better at anything that is put in front of you.
“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~
Dale Carnegie is an ongoing inspiration who has a wealth of knowledge on how to succeed, this can be a reminder that the work shouldn’t always be about the almighty dollar! Passion can be a massive driving factor in an employees work.
“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” ~ Napoleon Hill~
Defeat will always be a factor in life, and this will only make us stronger! Never focus on why or how you were defeated, focus on how you will rejuvenate and take over.
“Paychecks can’t buy passion.” ~Brad Federman, Chief Operating Officer of F&H Solutions Group, leadership coach, and author of multiple employee engagement books~
Always remind yourself and your employees why you are here and what you are doing, have a purpose!
“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” ~Stephen R. Covey, American businessman and the widely renowned author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”~
Practicing respect in the workplace will always shine through to your customers, always keep employees motivated and positive.
“Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible.” ~Howard Schultz~
A strong motivator is knowing that it is possible even when others say it is not, research your resources and find a way it is out there and if you don’t find it someone else will. Never shut down an idea from an employee or co-worker if they feel passionate about it challenge them to make it happen.
“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.” ~Mary Kay Ash~
Small words of appreciation can go a long way, keep the positivity flowing, do a group exercise by challenging your team to give appreciation to someone everyday.
“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” ~Simon Sinek, author of five leadership books, including “Start With Why” and “Leaders Eat Last.”~
Create a positive work culture and atmosphere, you want your employees to feel like they are with family when they come into the work place. Focus on the people who keep that positivity running through have them lead the group.
"People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." ~Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training Guru~
Motivate your employees to go the extra mile! Reward the efforts put forth and your company shall thrive.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~Steve Jobs~
No one can teach passion but they can create passion by having the right people in the right places and keeping motivation as a priority.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. ~Zig Ziglar~
On that note remember recognition is a daily practice and requires effort to have it exist in your workplace, set out a plan, put it into action have SMART Goals for the company to attain in appreciating others and watch it become a regular practice.