Quotes in motivation

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.

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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.

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.

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Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

The idea of a merit rating is alluring. The sound of the words captivates the imagination: pay for what you get; get what you pay for; motivate people to do their best, for their own good.

The effect is exactly the opposite of what the words promise.

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

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