Motivational Sayings for the Workplace



Below you will find a great collection of Motivational Sayings for the Workplace. Enjoy!




Motivational Sayings

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-- Peter Drucker


Don’t tell people how to do things; tell them what to do and let them surprise you with the results.
-- George S. Patton


Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
-- H. Ross Perot


What you cannot enforce, do not command.
-- Sophocles


A good leader inspires others with confidence; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.
-- Unknown, motivational sayings for the workplace


A good leader can’t get too far ahead of his followers.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt


Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do but to achieve what they want to achieve.
-- Tom Landry


I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
-- Unknown, motivational sayings for the workplace


Great necessities call forth great leaders.
-- Abigail Adams


The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
-- Ralph Nader


Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.
-- Jesse Jackson


It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
-- Adlai Stevenson


The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.
-- Faye Wattleton


If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
-- Isaac Newton


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
-- John Quincy Adams


The price of greatness is responsibility.
-- Winston Churchill


A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops; an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
-- John J. Pershing


In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
-- Thomas Jefferson


To lead people, walk beside them.
-- Lao-tsu


The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
-- John Buchan


Men make history, not the other way around.
-- Harry Truman


Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t want to go but ought to be.
-- Rosalynn Carter


One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
-- Marie Curie


Management works in the system; leadership works on the system.
-- Stephen R. Covey


Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.
-- H. Norman Schwarzkopf


No executive has ever suffered because his subordinates were strong and effective.
-- Peter Drucker


A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
-- John C. Maxwell


I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
-- Henry Ford


It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
-- John Steinbeck


The time is always right to do what is right.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.
-- Henry Clay




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