Quotes in motivation
The answer to the question managers so often ask of behavioral scientists "How do you motivate people?" is, "You don't."
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.
You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.
The key factor you can use to make employees miserable on the job is to simply keep them from making progress in meaningful work.
Kaizen does not attempt to light a fire under people. It lights the fire within them.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.