Quotes in managing people

Motivation - nonsense. All that people need to know is why their work is important.


Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.

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Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.

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The real problems in the office are the managers and the meetings.

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You can't work directly on morale. You work on other things and morale will come along with it.


You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.

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People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.

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Sometimes I wonder how to describe my job to other people. 'Sysadmin of a people network' kind of describes it, but sounds a little weird.

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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.


the system that people work in and the interaction with people may account for 90 or 95 percent of performance.