Quotes from business leaders

Quotes from business leaders that ‘get it’

Quote Leader
slide0171_image025 “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organisation’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energised employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” Jack Welch, former CEO of GE
slide0171_image027 “Our first priority should be people who work for companies, then customers, then the shareholders. If the staff are motivated then the customers will be happy, and the shareholders will then benefit through the company’s success.” Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group
slide0171_image029 “Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job. It’s good for you and it’s good for them.”  Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard – Fast Company
slide0171_image031 “Engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work); disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).” Blessings White, the state of employee engagement
slide0171_image033 “People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That’s the new talent contract.” Pamela Stroko – Talent management expert
slide0171_image035 “Continually recruiting new people is no way for an organisation to be competitive and productive moving forward. Organisations that are short of engaged talent probably deserve it.” Ian Hutchinson author of People glue
slide0172_image038 “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” Francis Hesselbein CEO of Leader to Leader Institute
slide0172_image040 “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.” Sybil F. Stershic, Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most: A Guide to Employee-Customer Care
slide0172_image042 “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” Simon Sinek – a model for inspirational leadership