Quotes in respect for people

The key factor you can use to make employees miserable on the job is to simply keep them from making progress in meaningful work.


Standards should not be forced down from above but rather set by the production workers themselves.

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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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Why did the system allow that mistake to be made?

What? You can’t expect us to design systems that prevent mistakes from being made.

Yes I can. That is much more sensible than expecting people never to make a mistake.

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What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.

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We will work with each other we will work side by side
And we'll guard each man's dignity and save each man's pride


Kaizen does not attempt to light a fire under people. It lights the fire within them.

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The aim proposed here for any organization is for everybody to gain - stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers, community, the environment - over the long term.


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. Everyone propels himself forward, or tries to, for his own good, on his own life preserver. The organization is the loser.

The merit rating rewards people that conform to the system. It does not reward attempts to improve the system. Don’t rock the boat.