Recognition Quotes about the Importance of Employee Appreciation...


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Quotes about the Importance of Recognition

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. ~ Mother Teresa

There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise. ~Mary Kay Ash

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. ~Unknown

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


Recognition Quotes by Business Leaders and Educators

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You have to water the flowers you want to grow. ~Stephen R. Covey

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. ~Stephen R. Covey

Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune. ~ Sam Walton

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. ~Charles Schwab

Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. ~Zig Ziglar

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. ~Dale Carnegie


Quotes about the link between Recognition and Results

Recognition is the greatest motivator. ~Gerard C. Eakedale

When someone comes along who genuinely thanks us, we will follow that person a very long way. ~ Alan Loy McGinnis

Appreciation is a powerful tool to shift perspective. Finding something to appreciate during a difficult situation quickly moves the perspective to the big picture from the little picture. ~Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence

Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times. 
~Steve Brunkhorst

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox




Recognition Quotes about Obtaining Recognition

It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it. ~Bernard Berkowitz

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. ~Abraham Lincoln

I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much. ~Billie Jean King

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself. ~Marianne Williamson

In the arena of human life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. ~Aristotle

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. ~Earl Nightingale


Other Appreciation and Recognition Quotes

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. 
~William Makepeace Thackeray

There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back. ~ Billy Martin

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Unknown

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