Influential leaders understand that consistently recognizing, motivating and inspiring employees is crucial for business success.
By engaging with team members in meaningful, personal ways, leaders can boost morale and engagement—and make productivity soar. Of course, it must be more than lip service. Employees won’t really care about your business until you really care about them.
Here are 10 inspiring quotes from successful business leaders to help you stoke and sustain the employee engagement fire at your organization.
“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”—Richard Branson, CEO and founder of Virgin Group
“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”—Doug Conant, founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former president and CEO of Campbell’s Soup
“Treat employees like they make a difference—and they will.”—Jim Goodnight, CEO and co-founder of SAS Institute
“Businesses often forget about the culture, and, ultimately, they suffer for it because you can’t deliver good service from unhappy employees.”—Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos