June 26, 2018

40 Amazing Motivational Quotes for Employees

40 Employee motivation quotes

Inspiration doesn’t always come naturally, and even the most motivated employees occasionally need a boost.

Sometimes all we need is to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. A little bit of perspective can go a long way, and quotes from inspirational figures can be just the thing to bring it.

Whether you want to enhance an email or make your next presentation more impactful, we’ve got a quote for you. Set the tone and get your employees motivated with this diverse selection of inspirational quotes for any occasion.

Motivational quotes can give a quick boost… but our Complete Leadership Guide will help you inspire your team long-term.

Here are 40 quotes that you can share with your team.

      1. Sheryl Sandberg

        If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.Sheryl Sandberg

      2. Doug Conant

        To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.Doug Conant

      3. Simon Sinek

        When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.Simon Sinek

      4. Benjamin Franklin

        Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin

      5. Marissa Mayer

        I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.Marissa Mayer

      6. Babe Ruth

        Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Babe Ruth

      7. Tony Hsieh

        We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.Tony Hsieh

      8. Audrey Hepburn

        Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”Audrey Hepburn

      9. Stephen R Covey

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

      10. Zig Ziglar

        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

      11. Malcolm X

        If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.Malcolm X

      12. Vincent Van Gogh

        If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh

      13. Lao Tzu

        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.Lao Tzu

      14. Henry Ford

        When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.Henry Ford

      15. Tyra Banks

        You can have all the potential in world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing.Tyra Banks

      16. Abraham Lincoln

        It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

      17. Sam Walton

        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

      18. Mary Kay Ash

        Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.Mary Kay Ash

      19. Phil Jackson

        The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.Phil Jackson

      20. Jack Welch

        There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.Jack Welch

      21. Barack Obama

        You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.Barack Obama

      22. Bob Kelleher

        Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.Bob Kelleher

      23. Thomas Edison

        Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison

      24. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

        If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

      25. Richard Branson

        The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.Richard Branson

      26. Seth Godin

        If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.Seth Godin

      27. Indra Nooyi

        If you don’t give people a chance to fail, you won’t innovate. If you want to be an innovative company, allow people to make mistakes.Indra Nooyi

      28. Steve Jobs

        The only way to do great work is to love what you do.Steve Jobs

      29. Mark Twain

        Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.Mark Twain

      30. Michael Jordan

        Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.Michael Jordan

      31. Albert Einstein

        In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.Albert Einstein

      32. Bill Gates

        Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.Bill Gates

      33. Winston Churchill

        A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.Winston Churchill

      34. Chloe Kim

        The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret.Chloe Kim

      35. Ben Horowitz

        Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.Ben Horowitz

      36. Daniel H Pink

        The three things that motivate creative people – autonomy, mastery, purpose!Daniel H. Pink

      37. Maya Angelou

        You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.Maya Angelou

      38. Jim Rohn

        Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.Jim Rohn

      39. Ed Catmull

        Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.Ed Catmull

      40. Ellen Degeneres

        You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.Ellen DeGeneres

before you go….

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This article was originally published by Jacob Shriar on October 25, 2016.

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