Best Quotes About Employee

Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. -Laurence J. Peter

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. -Laurence J. Peter

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves. -J. Paul Getty

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. -Charles Kettering

Nominally, there is one executive for every eight federal employees, a ratio that would bankrupt many private industries. -Martin L. Gross

Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks? -Steven Wright

If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them are hungry. -Andy Grove

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work. -E. F. Schumacher

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners. -Fred Allen

We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently… to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work. -Charles Kettering

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people. -Tom Peters

The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision. -Bruce Barton

If you are only doing what you are getting paid for, and doing it no better than the average employee, then your pay is most likely right where it should be. -Bo Bennett

The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first. -Bob Riley

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time to deserving employees until three years later. Unfortunately, later is now. -Jodi Rell

From the employees' standpoint, in 1935, Social Security was a big gamble. Employees would be required to participate in the program, contributing a percentage of their income for their entire adult working life. -Wayne Allard

I remember in that red leisure suit I sort of felt like a Pizza Hut employee, and the white one was the ultimate, with the white turtleneck collar, that was the ultimate in bad taste. -Johnny Depp

An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager. -Bob Nelson

Just the act of listening means more than you can imagine to most employees. -Bob Nelson

Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways. -Bob Nelson

There was a time when the contractual relationship between the employer and the employee was supposed to be none of the public's business. That time has passed. -Frank Murphy

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience? -Thomas J. Watson

The world has changed, and it's almost been 11 years. I have 975 employees. I have six restaurants. We haven't opened any new ones in almost three years. -Emeril Lagasse

I want to say here and now, that I demand unshakable integrity of every State employee. -Charles Edison

Don't organize for any other purpose than mutual benefit to the employer and the employee. -Mark Hanna

In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district, they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work. This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more. -Norm Dicks

Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill. -Norm Dicks

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S. and their employees are doing remarkable work. -John Engler

San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans. -Gavin Newsom

You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area to relocate or locate your business and employees. And you can go across the country and you'll see that. -Richard M. Daley

City employees will be hired and promoted because of their abilities – without outside interference. -Jane Byrne

Train service is particularly vital for the students and employees of Southern Illinois University. -Jerry Costello

We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback. -Jim Barksdale

Our people are excited about building solutions, and it's rewarding to see how much fun Netscape employees have doing something they think is relevant and important. -Jim Barksdale

The orbs create feedback loops that can influence either personal of employee behavior. -David Rose

On September 11, the murders of World Trade Center employees and visitors took the lives of numerous nationalities, ethnic groups and religious followers. -Cliff Stearns

If you're an employer, you want to hire an employee who'll do their job, not do your bidding. -Jeffrey Jones

I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance. -Thomas Menino

Second, if you're the boss, just because they don't ask doesn't mean your employees don't have needs. -James Levine

We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do. -James Levine

The CIA could not face up to the American people and admit that its former employees had conspired to assassinate the President; so from the moment Kennedy's heart stopped beating, the Agency attempted to sweep the whole conspiracy under the rug. -Jim Garrison

The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it. -Jim Garrison

That it is logical, fair and reasonable to maintain the purchasing power of an hour's work in terms of goods and services the employee must purchase in his daily living. -Charles E. Wilson

That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation. -Charles E. Wilson

Half of my employees are women. -Christie Hefner

The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees – just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer. -Dennis Hastert

There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them. -Lakhdar Brahimi

Social Security should have a self-sustaining portion that was funded by contributions from both employers and employees. That's what we know and have known for 70 successful years. -James Roosevelt

The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner. -Joe Baca

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account. -Leland Stanford

We will also allow state companies to sell shares to their workers and will pass a law allowing citizens to start companies of their own with no limits on the number of employees or on the firm's output. -Vaclav Klaus

You know what, Steve Jobs is real nice to me. He lets me be an employee and that's one of the biggest honors of my life. -Steve Wozniak

If there is such a thing as good leadership, it is to give a good example. I have to do so for all the Ikea employees. -Ingvar Kamprad

To make money I picked up work as a busboy, valet parker, skateboard shop employee. -David Spade

By providing our school districts with direct access to criminal information records, we can help ensure timely and complete information on prospective school employees. -Jon Porter

And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee… It's the slave quality that I find very alluring. -Hugh Grant

California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California. -Craig Benson

Look at the Quakers – they were excellent business people that never lied, never stole; they cared for their employees and the community which gave them the wealth. They never took more money out than they put back in. -Anita Roddick

Under the AHP approach, the average small business might be able to offer their employees one or two insurance plans, and that employee of the small business would have no idea whether their doctor was going to be a apart of one of those plans. -Jim Cooper

Amnesty is the magnet. Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing. -Virgil Goode

The majority of Americans receive health insurance coverage through their employers, but with rising health care costs, many small businesses can no longer afford to provide coverage for their employees. -Jim Ryun

When I started Victoria Principal Products, there were 22 full-time employees – they were all women. -Victoria Principal

In other restaurants you'll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women. -Carl Karcher

We find that other employees are very enthusiastic about their fellow crew members who have disabilities-or what they previously thought of as disabilities. -Carl Karcher

I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening. -Naguib Mahfouz

We would rather have our employees running our business. -James Sinegal

When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors. -James Sinegal

Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4,000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish. -Steve Ballmer

I'm very, very bullish about our prospects, and as I tell our board, as I tell our employees, this is the time to invest. There's so much opportunity. Let's just invest in that opportunity, and really get after it. -Steve Ballmer

If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees – at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes. -John L. Lewis

The house wife is an unpaid employee in her husband's house in return for the security of being a permanent employee. -Germaine Greer

Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss. -Lee Iacocca

I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution. -Tom DeLay

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. -Warren Bennis

What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart. -Learned Hand

A corporation's responsibility is to the shareholders, not its retirees and employees. Companies are doing everything they can to get rid of pension plans and they will succeed. -Ben Stein

We want to take care of our employees, because they take care of our family. -Harold Taylor

It's my father's legacy. My father's view was that the public is the employer of these government employees and has the right to know what they're up to. -Jack Anderson

It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages. -Matt Lucas

Our goal isn't to close Wal-Mart down. It is to make it a better, more humane company toward its employees and the communities it is in. -Robert Greenwald

Here's the truth. The proposed top rate of income tax is not 50 per cent. It is 50 per cent plus 1.5 per cent national insurance paid by employees plus 13.3 per cent paid by employers. That's not 50 per cent. Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

This is the only country in the world where today's employee, is tomorrow's employer. -Marco Rubio

The time has come to tell the truth about the corruption of the government employee unions in this country. -Newt Gingrich

Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees. -Tony Hsieh

I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine. -Tony Hsieh

In some cases, managers and employees have secured pensions beyond their original base salary. It is wrong, the people doing it know it's wrong, and we have to put an end to it. -Jerry Brown

Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same. -Jerry Brown

These days, government employees are better off in almost every area: pay, benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours. They can thrive even in a down economy. -Mortimer Zuckerman

When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees. As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law. -John Mica

We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low-income Hoosiers as Health Savings Accounts, and now in the tens of thousands these citizens are proving that they are fully capable of making smart, consumerist choices about their own health care. -Mitch Daniels

If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly. -Sinead O'Connor

On the back end, software programming tools and Internet-based services make it easy to launch new global software-powered start-ups in many industries – without the need to invest in new infrastructure and train new employees. -Marc Andreessen

The support of organizations including the NY Jets, Canon USA, USA Football, and Outback Steakhouse is a great example of how corporate America can make an impact in bettering the communities where employees work and live. -Boomer Esiason

I was a hostess in a restaurant in New York when I was 21, and I was too good of an employee. I was putting most of my energy into that instead of acting. But my father told my sister and me to look at whatever needed to be done and do that job well, no matter what it was. -Emily Deschanel

When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company's situation was dire. Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees. -Anne M. Mulcahy

Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. -Anne M. Mulcahy

We're living in a different world now in terms of employee needs, and companies have to offer alternative methods for getting the work done. Even under the most difficult circumstances you can have creative flexibility. -Anne M. Mulcahy

Work/life benefits allow companies meaningful ways for responding to their employees' needs; they can be a powerful tool for transforming a workforce and driving a business' success. -Anne M. Mulcahy

Being an employee is a bad outcome. You want to avoid that. Being an employee is never a good outcome. That's just an opinion. -Kevin O'Leary

While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency. -Mitch McConnell

Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business. -James Sinegal

I wouldn't ask any of my employees to do anything I wouldn't do. And I work as hard, if not harder than the rest of the staff, to set an example. I also believe in giving my employees a lot of room to be creative and to express themselves. -Emeril Lagasse

I don't think there is a person who loves the Nets as much as I do – from our fans, all the employees in the arenas, the front office personnel and the owners. I will always be loyal to our fans and the Nets. -Jayson Williams

When you cut that eggplant up and you roast it in the oven and you make the tomato sauce and you put it on top, your soul is in that food, and there's something about that that can never be made by a company that has three million employees. -Mario Batali

Large companies cannot finance political parties as their shareholders and employees have different political views. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

As for the company, I did all I could from the very outset of this affair to remove Yukos and its employees from danger. -Mikhail Khodorkovsky

I don't believe that employers should have access to an employee's private passwords, including Facebook. -Larry Bucshon

This is his solution: He said all we need to do is take your tax dollars, send them to Washington, have Washington take out its cut, having Washington then send it back to the states, have the states then go out and hire public employees. Does that make sense to you? Is that how to get the economy moving? -Rob Portman

An 'exchange' would allow everyone to choose their health care insurance from a broad range of options – just like federal employees and Congress do right now – and allow their employer to help pay for it. -Andrew P. Harris

It was a simple question any employee should ask: 'Oh and by the way, how do I get my health insurance to be seamless?' -Andrew P. Harris

I'm lucky that my restaurant partners are my wife Liz and Doug Petkovic. We opened our first restaurant over 15 years ago. And we didn't open up our second restaurant for almost ten years. So that gave us a good foundation of employees. -Michael Symon

I always tell my employees, the busier it gets, the slower you should cook. When you run around like a crazy person, that's when things go wrong. -Michael Symon

Those who purify your water, inspect your meat, and test your kids' toys, as well as a huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers, are public employees. The firefighters who don't hesitate to rush toward danger while you run away from it – they are all public employees. -Jennifer Granholm

As one of the first employees at a small cellular phone start-up called Nextel, I gained firsthand experience in how a business grows from an idea to a company that, at its peak, employed many thousands. -Jack Markell

I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours. -Clint Eastwood

Without Free Choice Vouchers, there is little in the health reform law that discourages employers from increasingly passing the burden of health care costs onto their employees. -Ron Wyden

The reality is that the special interest groups that have lobbied against Free Choice Vouchers object to any measure that would empower employees to have a say in their health benefits because it begins to erode their power in the current health care system. -Ron Wyden

I have 120 employees on the road every day, and about 30 other employees off the road. -Kenny Chesney

My parents grew that small business from one 18-year-old guarding a bingo to more than 125 employees in three states. And sure, there was help along the way. But my parents took the risk. They stood up. And you better believe they built it. -Susana Martinez

You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you'd like to have it done. And I've always been able to surround myself with really good people. -Kenny Rogers

It is only fair to expect public employees like me and others in the public sector to pay something close to what our neighbors and our fellow citizens do in the private sector. -Scott Walker

Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it. -Jack Welch

I don't believe any person looking for work is fearful of political judgment. Government is a large institution, and if they believe that people are going to get rid of good employees for political reasons, that's absurd. -Jan Brewer

CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It's just cultural. People just don't want to do it. -Jack Welch

If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That's not called capitalism, that's called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie. -Michael Moore

Many schools include a service project as part of their curriculum, and many corporations have in-house projects for their employees or give them time off to do volunteer work. -George H. W. Bush

I'm not going to raise taxes; I'm not going to have a wage increase for public employees. -Andrew Cuomo

I wanted to let my employees know what will come if they make the wrong choice. They need to worry if Obama gets reelected. -David A. Siegel

I think 'Dilbert' will remain popular as long as employees are frustrated and they fear the consequences of complaining too loudly. 'Dilbert' is the designated voice of discontent for the workplace. I never planned it that way. It just happened. -Scott Adams

Employers have gone away from the idea that an employee is a long-term asset to the company, someone to be nurtured and developed, to a new notion that they are disposable. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I'm not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed. -Karl Lagerfeld

It takes four private-sector jobs to support every public-sector employee. -Russell Pearce

Domestic employees are at the whim of their employers. -Ai-jen Poo

Obama is talking to voters as though he is their boss, or their principal, or their father. He is not any of those things. He is their employee. And employers don't like it when their employees yell at them – even if their employees have it right. -John Podhoretz

Big Internet companies on average are capable of generating revenue of $1 million per employee, and that compares to 10 to 20 percent of that which is normally generated by traditional offline businesses of comparable size. -Yuri Milner

But here is the single greatest thing about the 'Vanity Fair' party: There are uniformed In-N-Out Burger employees circulating the room with trays of cheeseburgers all night long. -Diablo Cody

Greed has increasingly become a virtue among Wall Street bankers and corporate CEOs in the U.S. Nowhere else in the world do CEOs insist on receiving compensation as high compared to what their employees earn. -Simon Mainwaring

Corporate executives need to re-frame their responsibilities to include the interests of all the stakeholders in society at large; not just shareholders, but also employees, the citizens of our communities, and those who care about the environment. -Simon Mainwaring

Not since the digital revolution in the early '90s has technology placed such a comprehensive burden on business, employees and individuals to reinvent their business plans, services and products, and themselves to keep pace with the changing marketplace. -Simon Mainwaring

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace. -Simon Mainwaring

Ensure your employees understand what your brand stands for so they can be your first line of word-of-mouth advertising. -Simon Mainwaring

Without question, CEOs, executives and employees in companies in the United States and around the world have rallied to face the challenge of a social media marketplace. -Simon Mainwaring

If you have a private firm and you spend a ton of money to pay employees, but what you produce is a flop, there will be no value to GDP. But government spending all gets counted as contributing to economic growth. That's why in the early days of creating these measurements, some people didn't want to count government spending. -Robert Higgs

More importantly, if you are in a position to hire, hire a veteran. They will be the best employees you have. -Eric Shinseki

Google has been doing well. As much as possible we're trying to share back with the employees. They will continue to create a lot of value. -Susan Wojcicki

All institutions have lapses, even great ones, especially by individual rogue employees – famously in recent years at 'The Washington Post,' 'The New York Times,' and the three original TV networks. -Carl Bernstein

The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees. -Alan Sugar

As a government employee, you can't testify against the government. -James Hansen

If a bank is robbed by one of its employees, do you think the bank is corrupt? I don't think so. I think it's a victim. -Pierre Moreau

I asked all of our recruiters to give me all resumes of prospective employees with their name, gender, place of origin, and age blacked out. This simple change shocked me, because I found myself interviewing different-looking candidates – even though I was 100% convinced that I was not being biased in my resume selection process. -Eric Ries

Prove to yourself that your business, in micro-scale at least, creates value. If you believe it, you'll find it that much easier to convince potential investors, partners and employees, too. -Eric Ries

If employees need to stay late in order to curry favor with the boss, what motivation do they have to get work done during normal business hours? After all, they can put in the requisite 'face time' whether they are surfing the Internet or analyzing customer data. -Robert Pozen

I've been an employee all my life. Would I wish, if I could rewind it, to have gone down a different route? Possibly, but I've had a great time. Anyway I'm not ruling it out; I could still buy a business. -Stuart Rose

We live in a world where there are a hell of a lot of new inputs that need to be factored in to your business. It used to be just about your employees and your customers. Now there are all the issues about global warming, about sustainability, about ethics and now about gender and the distribution of wealth. -Stuart Rose

Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay for failure. -Stuart Rose

American businesses are struggling to pay outrageous, exploitive insurance bills for their employees, hampering our ability to compete globally. -Andrew Weil

A businessman admits that he 'let go' an employee because he was a Sunni Muslim. You simply have to look after yourself, he explains. I am shocked, like a good Westerner should be. -Robert Fisk

So long as TARP money is wrapped up in GM, the company will never shake its 'Government Motors' image. That label, as competitors and GM employees are keenly aware, is code for one thing: 'GM is a failure.' -Edward Whitacre, Jr.

How important is failure – yes, failure – to the health of a thriving, innovative business? So important that Ratan Tata, chairman of India's largest corporation, gives an annual award to the employee who comes up with the best idea that failed. -Naveen Jain

The economic tsunami has hit all airline employees. With the 2001 terror attacks, airline bankruptcies, pension terminations, loss of pay, changes in work rules – we're all working harder and longer than we used to. -Chesley Sullenberger

Large companies are not going to disappear. Multinational companies with tens of thousands of employees are not going to disappear. In fact, many of them are getting larger because they can benefit from economies of scale. -Daniel H. Pink

The world is full of CEOs that think that just because they write a memo or they write a letter inside an annual report or they give a little video speech that gets sent around the company, they think that's what's really going to affect employees. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

A lot of what is wrong with corporate America has to do with a culture filled with antibodies trained to expel anything different. HR departments often want cookie cutter employees, which inevitably results in cookie cutter solutions. -Nolan Bushnell

From the IRS standpoint, 15,000 new employees have to be added just to, you know, administer ObamaCare and look at the tax implications. -Jeff Fitzgerald

From the very first time I talked to Safeco employees, I said the reality was expenses were too high and the reality is two-thirds of our expenses are people, so the reality is there will be effects on people. -Mike McGavick

When companies are trying to find a state to locate a new business or factory, they look at a number of factors – including tax structure, employment base, infrastructure, education system, etc. One of the most important is a strong and sound health care system in the communities where employees will work and live. -Ronnie Musgrove

Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers' happiness – or what management types refer to as 'employee satisfaction results' – might improve. -Tom Hodgkinson

Artists, writers and people in creative fields are entrepreneurs by necessity. Nobody gives them a paycheck or picks up their medical insurance. The ones who succeed learn to think and act like 'independent operators.' I think people who are technically 'employees' have to think this way as well. The company is not looking out for you. -Steven Pressfield

I don't blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don't have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things. -Jack Canfield

To escape the curse of commoditization, a company has to be a game-changer, and that requires employees who are proactive, inventive and zealous. -Gary Hamel

Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it's pretty much the whole game today. -Gary Hamel

An employee who's one of hundreds, rather than one of a few, is unlikely to feel personally responsible for helping the organization adapt and change. -Gary Hamel

Top-down authority structures turn employees into bootlickers, breed pointless struggles for political advantage, and discourage dissent. -Gary Hamel

The real damper on employee engagement is the soggy, cold blanket of centralized authority. In most companies, power cascades downwards from the CEO. Not only are employees disenfranchised from most policy decisions, they lack even the power to rebel against egocentric and tyrannical supervisors. -Gary Hamel

Just because an employee does things differently doesn't mean he or she won't do the job right or as well. If you establish expectations of the goal and the standards to follow, then methodology shouldn't be an issue. -Harvey Mackay

Delegating doesn't mean passing off work you don't enjoy, but letting your employees stretch their skills and judgment. -Harvey Mackay

The employees who share innovative ideas may also be the folks who have some hidden talents that would help incorporate their suggestions. -Harvey Mackay

When an employee asks why the company does things a certain way, and you can explain the logical reason, then the employee knows what she's doing is valid. -Harvey Mackay

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability. -Harvey Mackay

If you believe, as I do, that your employees truly are your most valuable asset, you will do whatever you can to help them do their jobs as well as possible. -Harvey Mackay

Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them. -Harvey Mackay

Amazon drove Borders out of business, and the vast majority of Borders employees are not qualified to work at Amazon. That's an actual, full-on problem. But should Amazon have been prevented from doing that? In my view, no. -Marc Andreessen

Occasionally, I make waffles for breakfast for any employee who wants to talk to me. I make them around 8 A.M. as an incentive for people to show up early. -David Ulevitch

I come from a family with a long tradition in shoemaking, and I still live in a region famous for its shoemakers. It is getting harder and harder to find skilled workers. There are no professional training institutes, so we have to train our own employees. And an apprenticeship takes three years. -Diego Della Valle

My father worked in a post office and never made probably more than $8,000 a year as an employee of the post office, so when people can rise up from very modest circumstances and do well economically, I think that's a good thing about America, and we should encourage that kind of activity. -David Rubenstein

There are only two kinds of employees that I've run across in 30 years. There are ones that get results, and ones that make excuses. If you're in that second camp, you're not going to like Dish. -Charlie Ergen

I care about our employees more than anybody in my company. I care about my kids, too, but that doesn't mean I give them everything that they want. -Charlie Ergen

I'm a true believer that you have a moral obligation to keep your employees honest, and that is why you have controls, so I'm never tempted or put in a position where I could do something to defraud my employer. -Frank Abagnale

I don't like bonuses for public services employees who do great jobs, like prosecutors or judges. -Trey Gowdy

Sharing information with employees makes them feel invested. -Glen Mazzara

It's better to grow your employees, steer them into a place that they can learn and succeed, and want to work hard and be loyal, than to have a revolving door of employees. That's demoralizing. -Glen Mazzara

A company has a greater responsibility than making money for its stockholders. We have a responsibility to our employees to recognize their dignity as human beings. -David Packard

A lot of executives act like their time is worth more than anyone else's. But I always respect an employee who guards his or her time, even from me. -Eli Broad

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business. Large stores, gilt signs, flaming advertisements, will all prove unavailing if you or your employees treat your patrons abruptly. The truth is, the more kind and liberal a man is, the more generous will be the patronage bestowed upon him. -P. T. Barnum

130 of Automattic's 150 employees work outside of our San Francisco headquarters. Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working? -Matt Mullenweg

Even your most talented employees have room for growth in some area, and you're doing your employee a disservice if the sum of your review is: 'You're great!' No matter how talented the employee, think of ways he could grow towards the position he might want to hold two, five, or 10 years down the line. -Kathryn Minshew

Understanding your employee's perspective can go a long way towards increasing productivity and happiness. -Kathryn Minshew

I was lucky enough to co-found a business in college that ended up with 400 employees, and I launched 20 different projects while I was there – a project a week. -Seth Godin

You don't lie to your own doctor. You don't lie to your own attorney, and you don't lie to your employees. -Gordon Bethune

If a student takes a Stanford computer class and a Princeton business class, it shows they are motivated and have skills. We know it has helped employees get better jobs. -Daphne Koller

In life, we do not give employees enough leeway. If you look around Semco's office, there are plenty of empty desks. The question is – where are these people? I do not have the slightest idea, but I am not interested. -Ricardo Semler

Once employees feel challenged, invigorated and productive, their efforts will naturally translate into profit and growth for the organisation. -Ricardo Semler

The best way to invest corporate profits is to give them to the employees. -Ricardo Semler

Social-enterprise employees earn wages and pay taxes, reducing their recidivism rates and dependence on government assistance. They also receive crucial on-the-job training, job-readiness skills, literacy instruction and, if necessary, the counseling and mental-health services they need to move into the mainstream workforce. -George R. Roberts

Public employees contribute real value for the benefit of all citizens. Public-union bosses collect real money from all taxpayers for the benefit of a few. -Mark McKinnon

I never wanted Ford to be a place, like the tobacco industry, where our employees were not proud of coming to work for us. I felt there was a danger of that, should we be marginalized as a major polluter. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

If we are to create a new agenda for family/work policies, employers and employees have to take a seat at the same table and recognize their mutual gains. -Madeleine M. Kunin

On a personal level, I send out about 20 thank-you notes a day to staffers, on all levels. And every six weeks I have lunch with a group of a dozen or so employees, to get their perspective on the business, to address problems and to get feedback. -Douglas Conant

If an employee told you he had the flu, you'd send him home. If an employee told you he was feeling anxious, you'd probably tell him to get back to work. But the emotion is just as contagious as a flu virus. -Chip Conley

I don't know about you, but I've saved cards that old high school flames wrote me as well as those that employees have written me over the years. The power of genuine, customized appreciation will never lose its value, even in a gloomy economy… in fact, it's probably what we're all thirsty for in this desert of a depression. -Chip Conley

The idea of investing in the positivity of employees is often low down on companies' priority lists. -Shawn Achor

You spend money on Internet connection for your employees. Why not spend money on the energy that fuels their brains? -Shawn Achor

I always tell employees: 'The group's benefit is more important than your personal benefit.' -Terry Gou

It is only when there is the supervision and critical oversight from the people that the government will be in a position to do an even better job, and employees of government departments will be the true public servants of the people. -Wen Jiabao

The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows. -Emily Oster

I'm honored and excited to be chosen to lead MLSE, a world-class sports and entertainment organization with the major league teams, premier facilities and employee team that rank with the very best across North America and internationally. -Tim Leiweke

Business is not a science; it is not susceptible to experiments that can be controlled and replicated. Everything in business is too unpredictable for that – every business, employee, product, market is different and keeps changing. -Margaret Heffernan

Google was founded to get information to everybody. A by-product of that strategy is that we invented an advertising business which has provided great economics that allows us to build the servers, hire the employees, create value. -Eric Schmidt

I was never a very dependable employee for anything. Perfect for the actor's life! -John C. Reilly

Small-business people do not want to have more than 50 employees, because that's when all the regulatory burden of Obamacare kicks in. -Michele Bachmann

When it comes to personnel issues, I act professionally and respectful of former employees. I just assume that's a two-way street. It's disappointing when it's not. -Michele Bachmann

My Christian Louboutins are also one of the secrets to my not-for-profit success. Here's why – and it's something that everyone who manages employees, whether in a for-profit business or a not-for-profit, should keep in mind: A little extravagance goes a long way. -Nancy Lublin

If you work for and eventually lead a company, understand that companies have multiple stakeholders including employees, customers, business partners and the communities within which they operate. -Don Tapscott

Most of my career has been in sales. I spend 50% or more of my time with customers and employees, and I can't wait for it to be more than 50%. -Anne M. Mulcahy

The world is a bell curve. Classroom test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you're studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve. -Simon Sinek

Steve Jobs had something like a 90% approval rating from his employees. You hear stories about him being this short-tempered, aggressive person, which he was. But he was in the pursuit of making people around him better, so the product they created would be better. -Ashton Kutcher

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. -Angela Ahrendts

Writing screenplays is not my business. I've written half a dozen, and maybe half of those were made. But it was never a satisfying experience. It was just work. You're an employee. You would be told what to do. Studio execs would cross out my dialogue and put in their dialogue. -Elmore Leonard

Your employees come first. And if you treat your employees right, guess what? Your customers come back, and that makes your shareholders happy. Start with employees and the rest follows from that. -Herb Kelleher

I tell my employees that we're in the service business, and it's incidental that we fly airplanes. -Herb Kelleher

We rent one in three tuxedos in the U.S. and Canada, and if we make a mistake, our employees will deliver to the customer's home, office, or wedding. We get a couple hundred letters a week praising the service in our stores. -George Zimmer

It's an intolerable abuse of power to have employees who are supposed to be advancing the public interest actually working on political campaigns. -Sal Albanese

The Justice Department needs to investigate how Goldman Sachs was able to steer things in such a manner through their former employees in the Bush administration, so that in the end Goldman's competitors have disappeared and Goldman is left standing. -Michael Moore

My employees, there's no deductible in your health care. No deductible, absolutely not. You get paid sick days, as many as you need, personal days. -Michael Moore

In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee. -Salman Rushdie

I find out as much from the guy in backstage TV as I do from my C.F.O. Anybody can e-mail me. I do town halls with employees at least once every eight weeks. I'm out there, and it makes a huge difference. -Mindy Grossman

At FDA, our mission is to promote and protect the health of the public. As commissioner, I've worked hard to galvanize people around that idea. I want employees to be thinking about the unique and essential contribution they are making to our mission. -Margaret Hamburg

The industrial age was not about craftspeople trading peer to peer. It was about stopping that. You weren't supposed to be a craftsperson, you were supposed to be an employee. -Douglas Rushkoff

Companies understand that if their employees are sick, it's really expensive. So despite the rhetoric I hear, thank God employers are still in the health-care system. -Michael Porter

It's different when you're trying to turn something around, especially something that you built, at a time when so many constituents – the media, Wall Street, competitors, ex-employees – are all saying that Starbucks's best days are behind it, and that Schultz is never going to be able to bring it back. -Howard Schultz

Engaging in social business is beneficial to a company because it leverages on business competencies to address social issues, involves one-time investment with sustainable results, and produces other positive effects such as employee motivation and improved organizational culture. -Muhammad Yunus

Firms don't just try to pay as little as possible to get the needed bodies on board; when there is unemployment, they ask themselves how wage cuts would affect the behavior of the employees. Would they quit or feel dissatisfied and work less hard on the firm's behalf if they feel that wage policies are unfair? -Janet Yellen

The trust institutions have in the marketplace, the confidence customers and suppliers and workers and employees have, are very important to a business's effectiveness. -Janet Yellen

How do leaders serve their people? They may pay good wages and treat employees with respect. -John C. Maxwell

If you are a parent, you have probably already realized that your children are always watching what you do. And just as children watch their parents and emulate their behavior, so do employees who are watching their bosses. -John C. Maxwell

I work in the house next to where I live. We bought a smaller house that I use as my office and the place where my two employees work… We've got tens of thousands of letters from kids stored all over the house in places you would usually put dishes and other things like that. -Jeff Kinney

On two or three book tours, I have visited bookstores in the Mall of America and signed copies of my books and introduced myself to store employees who I hope will sell them. -Ian Frazier

The most important thing executives can do is send a very clear message to their employees that they care about each person's overall wellbeing and that they want to be a part of helping it improve over time. -Tom Rath

I'd like to think my company HootSuite is anything but a stodgy old-boys' club. As a social media company, our employees are by and large young, progressive and open-minded. -Ryan Holmes

For an older generation of employees, social media often remains misunderstood and underutilized. -Ryan Holmes

One thing I would like to see in Vancouver and Canada is something similar to the PayPal mafia. They were all early employees of PayPal. They all had monster exits with PayPal, and they were able to take their winnings and form a syndicate that co-invests. -Ryan Holmes

Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind. -Ezra Taft Benson

Wal-Mart is the biggest distributor of DVDs out there, but personally, I think their manufacturing policies have destroyed our economy, and they don't pay their employees enough. I have massive problems with them. -Adam McKay

With the sincere devotion of our employees, Samsung has achieved stellar performances since its foundation. -Lee Kun-hee

Phone phreaking is a type of hacking that allows you to explore the telephone network by exploiting the phone systems and phone company employees. -Kevin Mitnick

The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat. -Grover Norquist

The most valuable lesson I learned in dealing with the ups and downs was to invest in my employees – to do all I could for them when the times were good. -Vivek Wadhwa

The fastest way to get kicked out of a venture capitalist's office is to say that you want to build a business that grows steadily, focuses on employees, and creates wealth over the long term. Entrepreneurs with such ambitions are considered pariahs. -Vivek Wadhwa

The goal should be to build a sustainable lifestyle business that does good for employees and customers – and that steadily builds wealth. -Vivek Wadhwa

The millennial generation and a growing number of employees are looking for more than just a paycheck. If a nonprofit could make that easy for me, they are doing me a favor. It's not just a one-way value exchange; it is an internal morale building opportunity. -Gerald Chertavian

Higher costs naturally translate into fewer employers offering insurance coverage, and fewer employees accepting it, even when it is offered. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

I myself am a parent in a small business. Number of employees: one. -P. J. O'Rourke

The 18,000 NASA employees are full of galactic talents and abilities and are ready to accomplish whatever they're directed to do. -P. J. O'Rourke

Research indicates that employees 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

We all prospect, and don't even know we're doing it. When you start the dating process, you are actually prospecting for the person you want to marry. When you're interviewing employees, you are prospecting for someone who will best fit your needs. -Zig Ziglar

A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere. -Zig Ziglar

When I started out in Facebook, it had only 20 people. I saw it grow to a thousand employees and from five million users to over a billion users. I saw it evolve from a service that served college students to one that served the world. -Ruchi Sanghvi

The journey from employee to entrepreneur was a complex and taxing one for an immigrant like me. -Ruchi Sanghvi

Taking care of your employees is extremely important and very, very visible. -Larry Ellison

We'll continue to expand our footprint… Oracle's Fusion cloud applications for HCM, CRM and ERP all have a new simplified user interface and an integrated social network that makes our enterprise applications as easy-to-use and familiar as Facebook, while enabling better collaboration and teamwork among your employees and your customers. -Larry Ellison

Companies do not commit crimes; only their agents do. And while a company might get the benefit of some such crimes, prosecuting the company would inevitably punish, directly or indirectly, the many employees and shareholders who were totally innocent. -Jed S. Rakoff

In December 1989, my mother died very suddenly, and that sparked a re-evaluation of what I was doing, and I realized I was mediocre at everything. I was a mediocre IBM employee, I was a mediocre entrepreneur, I was a mediocre artist. I decided that, although my mom wouldn't be around to see it, I wanted to be great at something. -Jim McKelvey

Just about anyone can make a good product, but it's the people that count. In the end, it's the employees who will take it from a kitchen-table idea to the next level. There are a lot of important things in business, but the people portion comes first. -Hamdi Ulukaya

Having started and owned two small businesses, I know what a challenge it is to keep up with the rising costs of your employees' healthcare premiums. -Chellie Pingree

While it may be difficult to understand why cities and even entire states would doom themselves to insolvency by undertaking these obligations, the answer is simple: Democratic politicians, who have near-total political control of California and of America's biggest cities, support this massive transfer of wealth to public employees. -Devin Nunes

Pointing out that overspending on public-employee benefits leads to fiscal instability does not mean that public employees are bad people or that they deserve to fall on hard times; it's just observing a simple truth. -Devin Nunes

To stabilize the nation's public-employee pension systems and to prevent federal taxpayers from being billed for failed pension funds, I have introduced the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act in Congress. -Devin Nunes

Aside from the poor example it sets, the federal government enables reckless spending on public-employee pensions by offering hope of assistance from Washington if things get bad enough. -Devin Nunes

It's time to level the playing field for small business owners and give them the same health care choices that large corporations have. Because they don't have as many employees, they have little ability to negotiate lower rates. -Jeff Merkley

We have a duty to ensure that patients don't have to worry whether they'll be dropped from their coverage if they get sick. Small business owners shouldn't have to break the bank to provide coverage to their employees. And families should not be forced into bankruptcy because of a medical crisis. -Jeff Merkley

I emphasize to C.E.O.s, you have to have a story in the minds of the employees. It's hard to memorize objectives, but it's easy to remember a story. -Ben Horowitz

Every employee in a company depends on the C.E.O. to make fast, high-quality decisions. -Ben Horowitz

When you found a company, you have the original vision, you make all the original decisions, you know every employee, you kind of know every aspect of the product architecture and its limitations. -Ben Horowitz

If the employees fundamentally trust the C.E.O., then communications will be vastly more efficient than if they don't. Telling things as they are is a critical part of building this trust. -Ben Horowitz

Most employees only want to know how much they get paid and how much time off they get – they probably don't have the mission in their souls. -Robert Kiyosaki

The problem with being an employee or self-employed is you pay the highest taxes. -Robert Kiyosaki

When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses. -Robert Kiyosaki

During the Enron debacle, it was workers who took the pounding, not bankers. Not only did Enron employees lose their jobs, many lost their retirement savings. That's because they were at the bottom of the investing food chain. -Robert Kiyosaki

Introverts are more effective leaders of proactive employees. When you have a creative, energetic work force, an introvert is going to draw out that energy better. -Laurie Helgoe

I'm there for my friends, and I'd like to think I'm there for my employees. -Tilman J. Fertitta

As for whether I am a 'new age guru', I am not at all. I help companies build employees who lead without a title and become high performers. -Robin S. Sharma

Showing leadership doesn't mean every employee will run the organization; that would lead to chaos. Businesses do need someone to set the vision and then lead the team to it. -Robin S. Sharma

Some Google employees have their self-driving vehicles take them to work. These car robots don't look like something from 'The Jetsons'; the driverless features on these cars are a bunch of sensors, wires, and software. This technology 'works.' -Tyler Cowen

The challenge for corporations, if offices were to become obsolete, is twofold. How will they be able to retain their distinct cultures? And how will they be able to ensure that all employees, wherever they work from, share a united identity and vision? -Noreena Hertz

If you go around the kitchen and ask my employees what they want to be doing in three to five years, most of them, if they're being honest, will tell you that they don't want to be working for me. They want to have their own place. And I think that's great. -Charlie Trotter

If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees. -Noam Chomsky

If you run a business, if you are responsible for a lot of people, you come to grips with the reality that you have to have discipline. You have to protect the enterprise in order to take care of the employees. So, therefore, you can't be wasteful. You can't squander things, or you jeopardize other people. -Steve Wynn

I'm killing two birds at once, so to speak. Animal-based food kills people. This way, by going vegan… we get healthy and save animals. I'm being selfish, too, because if I can get my employees healthier, we cut down on sick days and gain more productivity. -Steve Wynn

Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%! -Indra Nooyi

I have lived by one crucial principle since I was 24 years old. I don't blame or complain about things like the economy, the government, taxes, employees, gas prices, or any of the external things that I don't have control over. The only thing I have control over is my response to these things. -Jack Canfield

I hug employees all the time. I'm a huge contact person. Touch is an extremely important part of the human condition. -Carol Bartz

My vision is to hire qualified employees that may have not yet had the opportunity to create a better life for themselves, or did have one but might have came down on hard times and need a hand. -Grace Hightower

A research group found that 56 percent of major companies surveyed in the late '80s agreed that 'employees who are loyal to the company and further its business goals deserve an assurance of continued employment.' A decade later, only 6 percent agreed. It was in the '90s that companies started weeding people out as a form of cost reduction. -Barbara Ehrenreich

In 1993, 89 of the 'Fortune' top 100 companies were administering the Myers-Briggs test to their employees. The philosophy behind personality tests is that they don't want you to be in the wrong kind of job. The tests have been completely exposed as nonsense. -Barbara Ehrenreich

There is a very deep conviction in the heart of the people who work in al-Jazeera that if it changes its editorial line, it will very quickly lose its audience. Al-Jazeera has its own style; it has more than 3,500 employees, and I don't think anyone will have the attitude of changing it because they will lose. -Wadah Khanfar

When you are buying companies, everyone in the company feels very good. Their chests are puffed out. At Blackstone, I used to tell people that there is nothing more fun than buying a company with somebody else's money. The business is growing, which creates more opportunity for your employees. -Henry Silverman

It's an open secret: Even now, in the 21st century, Korean executives often consult spiritual advisers before making major business decisions – decisions that can affect their employees around the world. -Kim Young-ha

It's easy: if you want to grow the economy, encourage job creation, and increase federal revenue, you support making bonus depreciation permanent. Permanency gives job creators the certainty they need to plan and invest in their businesses, including hiring employees. -Pat Tiberi

Employers should not be able to impose their religious beliefs on female employees, ignoring their individual health decisions and denying their right to reproductive care. Bosses belong in the boardroom, not in the bedroom. -Dina Titus

Producers are now employees, not creators. -Marshall Herskovitz

I find that when you lead with vision and values, engaging employees and showing them that values are just as important as profits, everyone comes on board. And not only do they come on board, but they connect to their own individual creativity. -Shari Arison

Shikun & Binui, our infrastructure and real estate company, implements sustainability by building their projects 100% sustainable while educating their employees worldwide. -Shari Arison

If they lose their legal basis for owning a .cn domain, google.cn would cease to exist, or if it continued to exist, it would be illegal, and doing anything blatantly illegal in China puts their employees at serious risk. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Increasingly, corporate executives who don't speak Japanese are coming into Japan. Unlike their predecessors, they expect their employees to be able to communicate in English. -Rebecca MacKinnon

Companies are accustomed to dismissing employees for misuse of computers at work. -Bill Dedman

Some employees are protected by union or personal contracts that limit reasons for dismissal. -Bill Dedman

Founded by an ex-Apple employee, Nest devices do for thermostats and smoke alarms what the Mac did for PCs – Google Buys Nest made them relevant and far more valuable. -John Battelle

In order to work for Chrysler, you are required to join the union, in this case UAW. There's no choice – it's a union shop – the employees voted to have it that way, and in America, that's the way it is. -Joe Wurzelbacher

Private unions, such as the UAW, is a choice between employees and employers. If that is what they want, then who am I to say you can't have it? -Joe Wurzelbacher

My last two years of high school, I did work-study half the day, and I ran the restaurant. It was just this little restaurant, but it was just so cool. I had 35, 40 employees. -Michael Mina

In the last years of the nineteen-eighties, I worked not at startups but at what might be called finish-downs. Tech companies that were dying would hire temps – college students and new graduates – to do what little was left of the work of the employees they'd laid off. -Jill Lepore

Throughout the nineteen-seventies and eighties, especially during periods of recession, employees were moved from offices to cubicles. -Jill Lepore

Snowden grants that NSA employees by and large believe in their mission and trust the agency to handle the secrets it takes from ordinary people – deliberately, in the case of bulk records collection, and 'incidentally,' when the content of American phone calls and e-mails are swept into NSA systems along with foreign targets. -Barton Gellman

HartBeat Productions is a company established by me; it's mine. I run it. I have employees. -Kevin Hart

I always get a little bit frustrated with Republicans, because we always talk about job creators, and really who we should be talking to is their employees. -Raul Labrador

Once a few Facebook employees put together a promising idea and start a company, that's very exciting to people. I happen to think being a Facebook employee is really correlated with good ideas. -Dustin Moskovitz

In the beginning, I was so chintzy I really didn't pay my employees well. -Sam Walton

Sloan Gibson is doing a great job. We need to give him more power to terminate employees. -David Jolly

One of the things that I think I do well as a CEO is that I'm present. When I'm with my employees, I'm there in the moment. -Dick Costolo

After 'Psychonauts,' we could have laid off half our team so that we'd have more money and time to sign 'Brutal Legend.' But doing so would have meant breaking up a team that had just learned how to work well together. And what message would that have sent to our employees? It would say that we're not loyal to them, and that we don't care. -Tim Schafer

The notion that employees and companies have a social contract with each other that goes beyond a paycheck has largely vanished in United States business. -Alex Berenson

Most unfortunately, Enron's plunge into bankruptcy court also cost many of its rank-and-file employees their savings. -Alex Berenson

Snowden was extremely good at digital self-defense. When he was employed by the C.I.A. and N.S.A., one of his jobs was to teach U.S. national security officials and C.I.A. employees how to protect their data in high-threat digital environments. -Luke Harding

Every day at Skype, I am able to connect with employees from around the world and engage with them on a level that just is not possible through a conference call or email. -Tony Bates

Hack Days were initially started for Yahoo employees. -David Filo

Hire passionate employees. -David Filo

Public employee unions are hardly the only group involved in bare-knuckles politics. Businesses lobby fiercely, and executives make hefty campaign donations. -Charles Duhigg

Public employee unions, in their defense, say politicians have unfairly made them into simplistic bogeymen, responsible for problems that have myriad causes. Not all government workers receive generous pensions, they note. -Charles Duhigg

As homeowners see the value of their homes decline, they become more likely to delay purchases of the big items – like automobiles, electronics and home appliances – that are ballasts of the American economy. When those purchases decline, large manufacturing firms, suddenly short on funds, could begin laying off employees. -Charles Duhigg

I like Korean employees, and I like Korean tenants. -Donald Sterling

Everybody understands that you're supposed to say 'our employees are our most valuable asset' to the point where, even if it's really true, they're not going to really trust you until you've earned that – same with customers. -Gabe Newell

The supermarket chain Whole Foods has quite a radical employee empowerment program, where employees get to decide whether another employee can work in their team or not. If they think this person's a slacker, doesn't have good ideas, they can vote and say, no, we don't want this person to be working with us on the vegetable aisle. -Tim Harford

As you get older, I think everyone feels that, no matter what the job: to try a hand at running the business as opposed to simply being an employee. -Campbell Scott

Public employees should have the right to bargain for better wages and working conditions, just like all employees do. -Robert Reich

When times are tough, public employees should have to make the same sacrifices as everyone else. -Robert Reich

People don't actually want to think about their own health and don't take action until they are sick. Yet employers are very motivated to get their employees healthy, since they bear most of the burden of their health care costs. -Clayton M. Christensen

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an employee, a student, a homemaker, a writer, it's time to start forgetting about all the ways the world has promised you safety and comfort. -James Altucher

Public sector employees are the eyes and ears on the ground for the communities they serve. -James P. Hoffa

You either go through your life working for someone and getting a paycheck – and it can be a damn good paycheck, and I am not complaining as someone who has always been a salaried employee – or you can go out and become an entrepreneur. -Al Michaels

I did the first HBO special ever in 1975 at Haverford College. Cable was new then: HBO was a Time-Life entity, with maybe 400,000 or 500,000 subscribers and maybe 50 employees. -Robert Klein

There is a very strong linkage between U.S. banks and European banks. There are plenty of European employees that are employed by U.S. companies, and there are plenty of U.S. employees that are employed by European companies. -Christine Lagarde

I hope people understand that when you tax corporations that the concrete and the steel and the plastic don't pay. People pay. And so when you tax corporations, either the employees are going to pay or the shareholders are going to pay or the customers are going to pay. And so corporations are people. -Mitt Romney

God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly. -David Green

The basic principle is I command, and my employees carry it out immediately. -Wang Jianlin

In the workplace, employees should be judged on their merit and hard work and not on aspects that are irrelevant to their performance. -Paul Singer

I hear from the business community all the time that what they need is an educated work force. They need an infrastructure that can make people and products. You need to cultivate an environment that they can imagine living in and being in, having employees be in. And a fair tax structure. And a responsive government. -Allyson Schwartz

Things that have happened with Enron and companies like that, where they've squandered their employees' pension funds, I think it has brought a new level of anxiety. People don't feel like they can trust their employer. -Mike Huckabee

I've done a number of things in the spirit of employee motivation. I tend to be a storyteller and a student of history. I often tell stories of great battles, like the battle of Thermopylae, to inspire teams who face what appear to be insurmountable odds. -Brad D. Smith

The ultimate proof of confidence for a small-business owner is, are they hiring employees? -Brad D. Smith

Intuit's mission, values, and culture of innovation set us apart as a great place to work. Our 8,000 employees are innovators and entrepreneurs that are inspired by the important work they do that is delighting customers and improving the financial lives of millions of people. -Brad D. Smith

I have always thought of myself as an inventor first and foremost. An engineer. An entrepreneur. In that order. I never thought of myself as an employee. But my first jobs as an adult were as an employee: at IBM, and then at my first start-up. -Aaron Patzer

The first day, week and month of an employee's experience carries a lasting impression. -Scott Weiss

As a decision maker, you rely on information being passed to you by the people who report to you. As the CEO, however, you cannot rely solely on this information. You also need to 'dip' down into your organization and learn directly from employees at all levels and virtually all skill sets. -Scott Weiss

People are really upside down. They want a government they can trust. They want one that's not going to raise their taxes by $15 billion and not lay off one state employee. -Carl Paladino

I was opposed to the government mandating that restaurants not allow people to smoke, believing it becomes the customer's choice whether they go in or not. But then, I thought, 'What about the employees? Aren't they hostage to a smoking environment, even if they don't smoke?' -Gary Johnson

Before I started a company, I was an employee with a bad attitude. I was always felt like, bosses are stupid, and people weren't well treated. -Mitch Kapor

When you have an employee who's innovative in your organization, what are they thinking about in the shower? If they're working in an exciting place, they're not thinking what they're going to do over the weekend. They're thinking: 'How do I solve that problem?' -Peter Diamandis

Regulators all meet with Goldman Sachs executives and employees day after day after day. They don't see the people who get tricked, the people who get cheated, the people who get fooled by the products that Goldman turns out. -Elizabeth Warren

Other countries around the world make employees and retirees first in the priority. For example, in Mexico, the bankruptcy laws say if a company wants to go bankrupt… obligations to employees and retirees will have a first priority. That has an effect on every negotiation that takes place with every company in Mexico. -Elizabeth Warren

We will downsize the government, motivate excess employees to become entrepreneurs, and increase the pay of a lean and mean bureaucracy. -Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Buying only what you know can end in disaster. Just think about Enron's employees and business partners, the 'locals' who bought lots of its stock because they thought they were in the know. -Kenneth Fisher

A well-designed 401(k) plan is an enormous competitive edge when recruiting and retaining employees. -Barry Ritholtz

Flame mails and offensive Internet activities are not classy. It doesn't fit with our culture here, where we respect the gender, race, opinions, ear-lobe apparel and choice of clothing of all employees. -David Duffield

I think I've done a good job in the industry from the standpoint of employee morale and customer satisfaction, and as an innovative thinker in tech. -David Duffield

Wal-Mart is an amazing success story. What I particularly admire very much about the late Sam Walton was his policy of valuing his employees. Giving value to employees is very rare in the retail industry. I also admire the strategies Walton used to build up his discount store concept. -Tadashi Yanai

Opening new stores outside of Japan is important, but training our employees is even more important. -Tadashi Yanai

The blunt tools of legislation or union power can force a corporation to pay higher wages, but if employees don't create an equal amount of additional value, there's no net gain. -Charles Platt

Starting my own business was kind of a wakeup call in a number of different ways. I had to meet a payroll every week, and we had to satisfy customers, and we had competitors that we had to compete with in order to have those customers come into our stores, and we had to compete with other employers for our employees. -John Mackey

Your typical business just measures the metrics that have to do with the profitability of the business one way or another. But you can have metrics that measure employee happiness and the morale. You can also do direct customer surveys; you can track it over time. You can do supplier satisfaction scores as well. -John Mackey

I have people say, 'I'll come to work for you for free,' and I tell my employees they have to compete with that. -S. Truett Cathy

If you're CEO of a company, you have to be a public person. You're speaking to the press, you're speaking to investors, you're speaking to employees, you're the public face of the company and so kind of naturally you become more extroverted, more outwards facing. -Fabrice Grinda

I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents' garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years, Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. -Steve Jobs

My days of being the tardy employee at the record store gave me a cultural and musical understanding that was more unique than if I'd just listened to garbage-y pop on the radio my entire life. -Sophia Amoruso

When you are in business for a long time, you go through good times and bad times. When you go through bad times, you learn to control costs, satisfy customers better, satisfy employees better and become more transparent. Therefore, you build character in the company. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

If you're constantly making business decisions on behalf of your investors first, ultimately you're going to wear down your other stakeholders. It's going to be potentially hurtful for your employees and your customers and the community you do business with. -Danny Meyer

It's hard to overestimate how much the perception of the quality of the V.C. firm you're with matters – the signal it sends to other V.C.s, to potential employees, to customers, to the tech press. It's like where you went to college. -Stewart Butterfield

I tend to be a lot more honest and transparent with employees than most bosses are. But I've had people tell me – even those who love working with me – that I'm terrifying, which is hard for me to imagine. -Stewart Butterfield

Policymakers can draw much from 'The Need for Roots': such clear prescriptions as that employers ought to provide an adequate vocational training for their employees, education should be compulsory and publicly funded, and include technical as well as elementary education. -Pankaj Mishra

Six months after we started, in 1964, there was a day when we sold only seven sandwiches. If we'd taken all the money from the register, we couldn't have paid an employee, much less the food or the rent or all that. It could have been a turning point. We could have given up. -Fred DeLuca

We're very much in the people business in that there are two important groups you have to work with: customers and employees. -Fred DeLuca

You really have to understand this isn't a business where you sit in the back room and do calculations – you have to be very concerned about employees and customers, because that's really what's going to bring you success. -Fred DeLuca

It struck me that most businesses have less than 100 employees, but most payroll services were going after bigger companies. -Tom Golisano

I came up with the idea for what later became Paychex in 1970 when I was working for Electronic Accounting Systems, a company that sold payroll processing to companies with 50 to 1,000 employees. -Tom Golisano

My first job in L.A. was actually playing an employee in a Best Buy commercial, but I played a bad employee at another store. I also worked at a commercial casting company running cameras and session directing. -Timothy Simons

It's very important as a startup to get early press because, although it may not be a large number of people, having a 'Fast Company' story – some of those people that read it are going to be your next employees and hires, your next investors. -Jason Calacanis

Customers are using BetterWorks in a number of creative ways to reward and incentivize employees. -Paige Craig

I've built employee perks programs before and it's impossible to manually build a program that makes everyone happy. I'd make a deal with one gym then hear about another gym an employee would prefer. As a small business owner, I didn't have the time or leverage to negotiate and manage dozens of vendor relationships. -Paige Craig

As an HR Manager, you don't have to build a top-down perks program. You decide how much you want to invest in your employees, and then you give your employees the control to build a custom perk package for themselves. -Paige Craig

Between 1950 and 1951, I worked as a temporary employee in the Cologne Bureau of Statistics. From summer 1951 on, I have lived as a freelance writer with a fixed postal address in Cologne but with a continually shifting place of work. -Heinrich Boll

I have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business have used the laws of this country, the chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family, et cetera. -Donald Trump

Many founders hire just because it seems like a cool thing to do, and people always ask how many employees you have. -Sam Altman

If you have the opportunity to go be an early employee at a company that's just going crazy, and you believe it's the next Facebook or Google, you should go join that company. -Sam Altman

I see a future where states compete with one another to see which can be the most efficient, and where businesses seek out efficient states in which to locate so they can reap the economic and environmental benefits for their businesses and employees. -Bernie Sanders

In Finland, where 80 percent of workers belong to unions, all employees enjoy at least 30 days paid vacation, and the gap between the rich and poor is far more equitable than in the United States. -Bernie Sanders

The fashion industry is often charged with having kept its blinders on as one Seventh Avenue company after another lost employees to AIDS. Consumers, it was feared, would shun the racks of designers whose names were associated with the disease. And to stand up against AIDS would, in many minds, confirm the business's stereotypical image. -Michael Shnayerson

My father was an entrepreneur – a sign maker, and he had about 20 employees – and often he'd take me to business meetings, and I would listen to him talk with his workers and customers. We would also talk a lot about business over dinner. -Bernard L. Schwartz

The hardest thing was launching 'OK!' magazine; the easiest thing was Channel 5. 'The Express' was my defining moment because our turnover was less than £100m with 150 employees. -Richard Desmond

I can't imagine a more loyal employee to have than somebody who's laid their life on the line for their country. -James A. Winnefeld, Jr.

I like the idea of federal employees licensed to carry weapons who are also heavily medicated; it just works for me on all sorts of levels. -MaryJanice Davidson

I can't have my employees sitting in traffic when they should be in the office. Spending two-and-half hours in the car is a huge waste of productive time. -Azim Premji

I don't think value to the customer is achieved at the expense of employees' welfare. -Brad Stone

There are lots of lessons to learn from Amazon. Never stop innovating or questioning the fundamentals of your business. Disrupt yourself before others do. Continually motivate employees so that they never get too complacent – see Yahoo, AOL and many other Internet companies for evidence of what happens when they do. -Brad Stone

I have 250 contacts, employees, and investors who, anytime they come across something relevant, will share it with me. I wake up to 10-15 links that people have explicitly recommended for me. I don't have to look for news anymore; it flows to me. -Garrett Camp

Incredibly, whenever I have proposed the theory that half of government workers could be cut, current and former federal employees I know have all agreed. -Ronald Kessler

From December 2007 through June 2009, average federal employee salaries increased by 6.6 percent, while average private-sector salaries increased by 3.9 percent. -Jason Chaffetz

When determining appropriate levels of compensation, management must determine if the employee turnover rate is too low, too high, or just right. If turnover rate is high enough to adversely impact the entity's performance, then employee compensation is probably too low. -Jason Chaffetz

Women are running companies, serving as the human resource director of companies, and helping employees solve problems. Women are doctors, lawyers, teachers, sales managers, marketers. They handle problems in the workplace by day and manage their families by night. -Marsha Blackburn

I think the first three Rickenbacker basses were imported around 1964. Pete Quaife, the bassist for The Kinks, bought one. Then John Entwistle from The Who bought one. As for the third one, I asked the manager of the store if I could get an employee discount. He said I could, and so I picked up that one. -Chris Squire

Most of us don't think forwarding a racist joke or speaking in an insulting 'comedic' accent is appropriate at the workplace. Unfortunately, for those raised in the toxic culture of conservatism, the sort of mentality that leads government employees to do those things is widespread. -Alex Pareene

America's got quite reasonable tax rates from an employee point of view. -Jim Ratcliffe

It is not necessary, nor appropriate, to sow dissent and misrepresent employees or constantly to threaten industrial action. -Jim Ratcliffe

Unions do have a proper role in negotiating for employees and advising employees, but they have to engage with the employer. -Jim Ratcliffe

We believe Ineos is a refreshing place to work. We believe strongly in employee share ownership. -Jim Ratcliffe

I always encourage employees to feel free to raise any issues that prevent them from getting good work done. -Gwynne Shotwell

The best employees are those who bring real energy and initiative to the job. I like to know whether you're the kind of person who can set priorities, take initiative, and drive results right from the beginning. -Marillyn Hewson

I used to think my job as a CEO meant managing metrics and meeting goals, but I've realised now that's it's about managing my board and employees. -Leila Janah

The best way to make employees happy is to set realistic goals and achieve them. The big job is to make sure those small steps are pointing us in the right direction and demonstrate at the end of the year that they all add up to something pretty great. -Leila Janah

I am deeply honored by the opportunity to lead Intel. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution. I look forward to working with our leadership team and employees worldwide to continue our proud legacy while moving even faster into ultra-mobility to lead Intel into the next era. -Brian Krzanich

One thing I have always promised is to be open and transparent and to treat employees and partners with respect and integrity. -Brian Krzanich

The decisions you make affect a lot of people. You have investors, employees, and customers who all rely on you. Being a leader is a 24-hour-a-day job. -Jon Oringer

At around 50 employees, you get to the point where you can't see what's going on all the time. So you start to have weekly check-ins, and you have days that go by without knowing exactly what's going on. -Jon Oringer

As we continue to grow, the question is, how do you keep the company as innovative as it was 15 employees ago? -Jon Oringer

I started to think about what drives innovation and what its social significance might be. The next step was to think innovators are taking a leap into the unknown. That led me to the thought that it is also a source of fun and employee engagement. -Edmund Phelps

I could try to incorporate or reflect in my models what it is that an employee, manager, or entrepreneur does: to recognize that most are engaged in their work, form expectations and evolve beliefs, solve problems, and have ideas. Trying to put these people into economic models became my project. -Edmund Phelps

One of my first questions when I interview prospective employees is, 'Do you know how big a sheet of plywood is?' Most people don't, and say they are different sizes, but it's 4' x 8'. Anyway, working with your hands is a very American thing that we kinda lost here, but it's an important skill to have. -Casey Neistat

Each FBI employee understands that to defeat the key threats facing our nation, we must constantly strive to be more efficient and more effective. Just as our adversaries continue to evolve, so, too, must the FBI. -James Comey

The Bethlehem profit-sharing system is based on my belief that every man should get exactly what he makes himself worth. This is the only plan I know of which is equally fair to the employers and every class of employee. Someday, I hope, all labor troubles will be solved by such a system. -Charles M. Schwab

A concern that produces its own raw materials, and works them up through the various processes until it delivers the manufactured product in the domestic or foreign market, can work on a narrower margin all around, and yet do full justice to its stockholders and employees. -Charles M. Schwab

When I was 11 years old, my family had to leave East Germany and begin a new life in West Germany overnight. Until my father could get back into his original profession as a government employee, my parents operated a small laundry business in our little town. I became the laundry delivery boy. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Women are a dynamic economic force. We represent the largest consumer market in the world and are drivers of GDP. More and more companies recognize that when they support women as customers, employees, leaders, future investors and partners, they are adopting sound business strategies and advancing social progress. -Melanne Verveer

My parents had no money, but they had strong values that I've carried throughout my life – things like not going into debt, never borrowing money, never leveraging, paying your bills on time, keeping your agreements, selling customers the right things, treating employees right, and growing things. -Jack Dangermond

In a nursery, if you don't take care of those plants, your profits get lost real quickly. You have to weed. You have to water. You have to nurture. Also, you have to take care of your employees in such a way that they do the same. -Jack Dangermond

At HBO, my leadership had to inspire and gain the respect of employees in a large company with over 100 external business relationships in dozens of countries. -James Costos

Hell will freeze over before this CEO implements another employee benefit in this culture. -Neal Patterson

I long had a goal of becoming president of a company. But it was not till I was 57 years old that I became president of Cisco Systems with its 34 employees. Life offers opportunity at every stage. -John Morgridge

I always look at it that I work with my employees as opposed to them working for me. -Donald Trump

In most cases, it's slight and often unintentional gaps in integrity that hold leaders, their employees, and their companies back. Despite their potential, these leaders harm their employees and themselves. -Travis Bradberry

Exceptional employees don't possess God-given personality traits; they rely on simple, everyday EQ skills that anyone can incorporate into their repertoire. -Travis Bradberry

One thing an exceptional employee never says is, 'That's not in my job description.' Exceptional employees work outside the boundaries of job descriptions. -Travis Bradberry

While exceptional employees don't seek conflict, they don't run away from it either. They're able to maintain their composure while presenting their positions calmly and logically. They're able to withstand personal attacks in pursuit of the greater goal and never use that tactic themselves. -Travis Bradberry

People are salaried for the work they do, not the specific hours they sit at their desks. When you ding salaried employees for showing up five minutes late even though they routinely stay late and put in time on the weekend, you send the message that policies take precedence over performance. -Travis Bradberry

More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee's success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts. -Travis Bradberry

The thing about us businesspeople is that we love our customers rich and our employees poor. -Nick Hanauer

The wealth that was created by my investments wasn't put into a giant swimming pool as so many elected demagogues seem to imagine. Instead it benefitted our employees, their families and our community at large. -Kenneth Langone

There is a saying in entrepreneurship that your early employees are all commandos. Commandos are people who can do almost everything well: emails, strategy, code, design. -Adeo Ressi

At the height of the first great dot-com boom, Craig Kanarick, then in his early 30s, was running Razorfish, a Web design firm he'd co-founded with an old friend, which at its peak had 2,300 employees in nine countries. -David Sax

Good manners are cost effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit. -Letitia Baldrige

We must use every tool at our disposal to lift the living standards of low-wage employees. -Eric Schneiderman

We have to build the capacity of our institutions, employees and workers. Our regulatory environment has not been encouraging to research, innovation and enterprise. -Narendra Modi

It's not up to the employer to decide or to figure out what religious problems you may have as an employee. In other words, if I'm inquiring about your religious peculiarities or whatever they may be, I'm invading your privacy about that. -Wayne Rogers

Having companies like PotashCorp based in Saskatoon or Cameco based in Saskatoon that have worldwide presence but have the head office jobs, the head office managers and head office employees in your local economy are important from a job creation and wealth creation point of view. -N. Murray Edwards

Corporate social responsibility is measured in terms of businesses improving conditions for their employees, shareholders, communities, and environment. But moral responsibility goes further, reflecting the need for corporations to address fundamental ethical issues such as inclusion, dignity, and equality. -Klaus Schwab

To thrive, all businesses must focus on the art of self-disruption. Rather than wait for the competition to steal your business, every founder and employee needs to be willing to cannibalize their existing revenue streams in order to create new ones. All disruption starts with introspection. -Jay Samit

In order to protect against being disrupted, startups also need to recruit employees that are committed to life-long learning. The skills that made your team members valuable may not be the skills needed to take your company to the next level or to compete in emerging markets. -Jay Samit

Most companies overlook the most basic of all training functions: the onboarding of new employees into their corporate culture. -Jay Samit

All too often, new hires have a different expectation of their job and responsibilities than the organization does. Any miscommunication during the recruiting process needs to be cleared up ASAP. Whenever possible, give new employees a written plan of objectives and responsibilities. -Jay Samit

My job is to hire the best and brightest employees and empower them to do their best work. As a manager, I am not a mind reader nor an expert at every job function. Therefore, it is incumbent on all hires to feel empowered to tell me what resources they need to do their job. -Jay Samit

I am certain that Gadi Lesin's abilities and the experience he accumulated during his sixteen years in a variety of general management roles in Strauss Group in and outside of Israel will enable him, together with group management and all managers and employees of Strauss, to continue to take the group forward to further success. -Ofra Strauss

Cops, more than firefighters, EMTs or other public safety employees, almost always get the first glance of the human condition at the worst, most lethal moments; nobody calls a cop with good news. -Mike Barnicle

At lunchtime, our kitchen was like a mini restaurant: my grandmother and mother had to cook for as many as 25 people – extended family plus 10 employees. We ate a lot of cabbage and a lot of potatoes. -Jean-Georges Vongerichten

I call them associates; I don't like the word 'employee.' -Mickey Drexler

I would say that as a government employee, I am subject to the Hatch Act. -Scott Kelly

The elite private tutor is typically ivy-educated and falls into one of two categories – a twenty-something pursuing an artistic career on the side, or someone older who has made a career out of college-prep. They are presentable, well-spoken, and are treated by doormen as guests more than as employees. -Eliot Schrefer

I can assure you that during my tenure as his employee, Bob Ney was the hardest working man in Ohio and Washington. I can further assure you the work that he did and the decisions he made were done with integrity and the highest regard for his office and those he served. -Corey Lewandowski

At Brit + Co, our mission is to unlock creativity, so we look for future employees that actively flex their creative muscles. The design of your resume is the first way to let me know more about your aesthetic. -Brit Morin

I would just say, if Gov. Romney wants to give back all the money he's earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain, that I would be glad to listen to him. And I would bet you $10 – not $10,000 – that he would not take the offer. -Newt Gingrich

I think public sector workers, our teachers, our firefighters, our home health workers who work for states, they do God's work. They are some of our most important employees. -Tom Perez

Donald is intensely loyal. To family, friends, employees, country. -Melania Trump

At one point, I had over 800 employees, and I always paid all health care for my people – including a man who was my assistant who got HIV. I wound up paying his medical bills, which went into the hundreds of thousands. I'm not making myself out to be a saint. I did the right thing. -Jerry Della Femina

In the middle of the Great Depression, George Jenkins, Jr. left his job at a grocery store and decided he would open up his own store. I am sure many people thought Mr. Jenkins was crazy, but he had a dream. Today, his chain of stores employs 127,000 Floridians and is the largest employee-owned company in the country. We know it as Publix. -Rick Scott

I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits. She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. -Solange Knowles

I don't want anybody, whether it's my grandchildren or any of our employees' grandchildren, to have to apologise for working for Ford Motor Company. In fact, I want the opposite. I want them to look and say, 'What a difference we made!' -William Clay Ford, Jr.

It's okay to work for someone else; not everyone is cut out to own a business, and even so, working for someone else is a chance to learn how to both be an employee and an employer. -Marcus Lemonis

I'm a big believer that if you're happy and your employees are happy, your customers are going to be happy. If you're unhappy and your employees are unhappy, there's no way your customers are going to be happy. -Marcus Lemonis

Our employees chose SK on belief that they will be happier working here and that the company will make the society happier. -Chey Tae-won

Sequestration will make it extremely challenging – and in many cases impossible – for employees to meet their mortgage payments, pay their healthcare expenses, plan for retirement, or help their children attend college. To be blunt, these families are at risk. -Pete Gallego

Let's start with a basic question: Do we, as a country, want our most highly qualified employees from the private sector to pursue public service? The answer, I would imagine, should be yes. -Andrew Ross Sorkin

During childbearing years, changing jobs – even for a fundamentally better gig – can be a very bad idea. Those prime childbearing years – mid-twenties to early forties – overlap precisely with prime professional years. This is when employees are most attractive to new employers, when they should be able to zip up ladders with the most alacrity. -Rebecca Traister

I would stay two years in San Francisco, then move to New York in the summer of 1991, for the love of a man who lived there. When I arrived in New York, I had a job waiting for me, courtesy of a bookstore I'd worked at in San Francisco, A Different Light. They had a New York store as well, and arranged an employee transfer. -Alexander Chee

The benefits that were offered to me as a congressman don't even compare to the benefits that you get as a state employee. -Sean Duffy

The American people should not be footing the bill for federal employees who stonewall Congress or rewarding government officials' bad behavior. -Blake Farenthold

When Ex-Im gives companies the resources they need to sell their products abroad, their employees, suppliers and communities succeed at home. -Stephen Fincher

Unfortunately, the health care bill commonly referred to as ObamaCare is making it more difficult for employers to provide insurance to their employees. It limits individuals' ability to pick their own doctors and, over time, decreases the quality of care we provide in this country. -Jeff Duncan

Stealing is stealing. I would hope that a federal employee that engages in theft of trusting travelers would be disciplined more than with just a letter. -Jeff Duncan

There are hardly any private sector employees who get both a 401k and a pension. There's just no need that Congress should get both. -Ron DeSantis

Simplifying the tax code and reducing administrative burdens will save small businesses money and time and let owners and employees focus less on paperwork and more on how to operate in this tough economy. -Suzan DelBene

Official time is not fair to the government or the taxpayer and works solely to the benefit of labor unions and employees who serve as its representative or steward. -Phil Gingrey

With an extraordinary amount of federal employees authorized to use 100% official time on behalf of their union, the federal government loses the immensely valuable civil service for which he or she was originally hired to perform. -Phil Gingrey

I think the time has come when the American people understand that federal employees need to work an 8-hour day just like everybody else. -Phil Gingrey

By and large, small companies don't want to settle for part-time employees over full-time positions. -Sam Graves

We have been fighting for solutions that will spur economic growth and create jobs for all Americans because we have been listening to what small business owners and employees have been telling us all along. -Sam Graves

I support the free enterprise system, and I want companies to make money, but they shouldn't be reaping profits from the deaths of their employees or former employees. -Gene Green

By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well. -Richard Branson

Especially when you're at a high level in an organization, criticism can be devastating to an employee. I prefer to praise employees for what they're doing right, and it tends to lead to them doing more of the same. Not always, but it's the way I choose to bet. -Richard Branson

If Obama raises my company's taxes by 20 percent, how am I going to be able to survive as a company? Well, if I've got 30 employees, that means I'm going to have to lay off 10 employees so I can be able to keep up with the health and benefits and pension plans for my other 20 employees. -Chuck Norris

When I bought companies, it was done on trust, on a one-on-one basis, and with the intention of taking care of employees. Today, it's about who can bid the highest. There's no personal interest. It's a different world and one that an entrepreneur like me doesn't like much. -Jon Huntsman, Sr.

When you're running a company, you have employees – lots of them – that can interrupt your schedule. You have customers that can interrupt your schedule. You have a certain obligation to wave the flag because people expect to get out and wave the flag. The number of ways that others can command your time is high. -Steve Ballmer

How do you focus on jobs and creating opportunities for the next generation if it's just essentially a war on public employees and others? -Steve Bullock

I respect public employees and school teachers. They deserve a secure retirement. -Gina Raimondo

I had, like, 11 jobs. I've been fired 11 times! 'Cause I'm not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work – I'm singing, tellin' jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying. -Steve Harvey

I run a small company with 18 employees on its payroll. -Robert Zubrin

We ask our companies to restructure; we ask employees to work more for less money because there is overproduction, but then we're unable to defend them from cheaper Chinese imports. We are insane. -Emmanuel Macron

Happy is the small business that can hire additional employees besides the proprietor; rare is the indie-film enterprise that can be happy in this way. The norm is an unpaid principal with no employees between productions. -Whit Stillman

As director of CIA, I was responsible for everything done in the agency's name, and it didn't matter whether that was done by an agency employee, a government contractor, a liaison service on our behalf, or a source on our behalf. -Michael Hayden

'End strength' – the total number of government employees you can have at the end of the year. That's a separate exercise and requires independent energy, independent effort with the Congress to get the ceiling of your government employees raised. -Michael Hayden

I'm the worst employee in the world. I'll cheat and steal time and resources from my employer, although I'll con everybody into believing I'm essential to the operation. -Irvine Welsh

For 2015, Duke Energy's employees safety record received the top rank among large utilities as recognize by EEI. -Lynn Good

I am honored to be named chairman of Duke Energy's board and privileged to lead our company forward for our customers, employees, and shareholders. -Lynn Good

I am deeply honored by the trust the board has placed in me to lead Duke Energy. I have a high degree of confidence in the strength of our company's leadership and dedicated employees. -Lynn Good

Here's a more controversial idea: In general, Democrats and progressives ought to allow Trump considerable room to choose his own employees – far more room than Republicans allowed during the Obama administration. Tit-for-tat is a dangerous game. -Cass Sunstein

It is important to let every employee know where he or she stands throughout his or her time in your business; I would suggest every quarter of the fiscal year. By being honest and open with each team member and their performance, you create value in their efforts. -Clay Clark

There is too much employer-employee relationship in America. I wish the musicians would feel that many decisions have to do with them and not delegate everything to management or to the board or to the committee. This is why you get a sense of pride in some of the European orchestras: because they are part of the decision-making. -Daniel Barenboim

Taxpayers should demand that their states honestly assess public pension plans, accurately measure the assets and liabilities, and take steps to provide fair benefits to public employees that limit taxpayers' liability. -Elaine Chao

In general, a lot of content creators find that their success is unable to support any sort of organization of scale. It's pretty difficult to support even three or four employees. -Freddie Wong

The trouble with blaming powerless people is that although it's not nearly as scary as blaming the powerful, it does miss the point. Poor people do not shut down factories… Poor people didn't decide to use 'contract employees' because they cost less and don't get any benefits. -Molly Ivins

It's the way tenure works, together with dismissal protections that tenured teachers have, that no other public employee has, which makes it almost impossible to remove a grossly ineffective and incompetent teacher or, in some cases, even an abusive teacher. -Campbell Brown

Nearly every boss has said it. And just about every employee has heard it. Yet it's one of the most meaningless lines ever spoken in the office: 'My door is always open.' -Jason Fried

Your employees have lots of opinions about everything – your strategy and vision; the state of the competition; the quality of your products; the vibe in the workplace. There are tons of things you can learn from them. -Jason Fried

Your company is a product. Who are its customers? Your employees, who use it to do their jobs. -Jason Fried

Many of the things we do at Basecamp would be considered unusual at most companies: paying for employees' hobbies, allowing our team to work from anywhere, even footing the bill for fresh fruits and veggies in our staff members' homes. -Jason Fried

Give your employees a shot at showing the company a new way, and provide the room for them to chalk up a few small victories. Once they've proved that their idea can work on a limited basis, they can begin to scale it up. -Jason Fried

If an employee can demonstrate results produced in a way that the company didn't think possible, then a new way forward can begin to take shape. -Jason Fried

Bottom line: If you can't spare some time to give your employees the chance to wow you, you'll never get the best from them. -Jason Fried

It's easy to forget, as a leader, that when employees don't get the wide view, not only does the point of their work escape them, but it can also lead to real frustration. It's hard to feel pride and ownership when you don't understand where things are going. -Jason Fried

I've made it clear that I have an open door policy – which means that the employee can tell me anything that is on their mind. -John Rampton

Like most successful businesses, you and your employees have a vast knowledge base and expertise in your vertical, as well as a lot of great video and text content to prove it. So, why not monetize your expertise and create digital products and membership courses? -John Rampton

At one point, you were that employee who looked like a deer in headlights. Confused, lost, and not understanding your purpose within the organization. Even though you have the appropriate skills, you felt like you were in over your head. That is, until an amazing boss empowered you. -John Rampton

The relationship between you and your boss will change over time. When you just started out, that boss was your mentor and took you under their wing. As a seasoned employee, though, you no longer need your boss to guide you along. You should be able to handle tasks on your own. -John Rampton

Persuading employees to let go of old values and beliefs and adopt new ones can be challenging. -Steve Blank

You can get a good handle on a company's culture before you even get inside the building. For example, when companies say, 'We value our employees' but have reserved parking spots, a private cafeteria, and over-the-top offices for the executives, that tells you more than any PR spin. -Steve Blank

Founding a company is a sheer act of will and tenacity in the face of immense skepticism from everyone – investors, customers, friends, family, and employees, to name a few. -Steve Blank

A number of former Wells Fargo employees have described their work environment characterized by intense pressure to meet aggressive and unrealistic sales goals. In a 2010 letter to shareholders, Mr. Stumpf wrote that Wells Fargo's goal was eight products per customer because eight rhymed with great. -Richard Shelby

If you want to invest in us, we believe customer number one, employee number two, shareholder number three. If they don't want to buy that, that's fine. If they regret, they can sell us. -Jack Ma

Everybody notices if you're the last one in in the morning and the first one to go in the evening. Always remember that as an employee. -Tilman J. Fertitta

One of the worst things that can happen to an artist is to perceive himself as the owner of his art, and art as his tool. A product of the marketplace sensibility, this attitude barely differs on a psychological plane from the patron's view of the artist as a paid employee. -Joseph Brodsky

I take it personally when people belittle our employees and misrepresent our record as an employer. -Steve Easterbrook

I think it's unrealistic for public-sector employees to believe that they are immune from modifications to their pay and benefit packages. -Ron Johnson

I really don't think that the public-sector employees should be unionized. -Ron Johnson

Keeping customers is about the experience, and the employees control the culture and temperature of the business. Never forget that. -Steve Wynn

Keep a strong balance sheet, don't get over-leveraged, and try to protect the security of your employees. -Steve Wynn

I say don't overreact; cool your jets. Focus on things that you can control: your business, your employees' welfare, your guests, and the quality of the product that you dish up. Do that, keep your chin down, pay attention to business, and the sun will come up tomorrow. That's the way I figure it. -Steve Wynn

I get to deal with presidents and prime ministers and – and employees from tellers on up. And I love it. -Jamie Dimon

As I've seen over and over again during my career, the best way to deter individual conduct is the threat of going to jail. That's what truly changes behavior. That's what changes the calculus as employees and executives decide whether to participate in an illegal scheme. -Sally Yates

People always get confused. They talk about coaches. The reality is, these coaches and managers that everybody thinks are in so much control, they work for us. They're our employees. -Daniel Cormier

At some point, you're going to have to be willing to take a punch for your team. If your employees or your teammates will see that you're willing to do that, they are more likely to be loyal to you, and your team is more likely to function better. -Dana Perino

Most federal employees perform their tasks honorably and well. -Bob Beckel

Never get involved with a business that you can't really be hands-on – that if your employees quit, you can't run yourself. If I can't cut hair, why open a barbershop? -Fat Joe

My father is a teacher; my mother was a telecom employee. I come from Palermo; I was raised in Ethiopia. I am homosexual. I didn't go to film school. -Luca Guadagnino

You can not only do great things for an urban core by moving your employee base there, you're also going to be a better business. -Dan Gilbert

I think at least my philosophy of leadership is you focus more on the areas you have to improve or the mistakes than you do on your successes. And that's just how I am in real life. I don't want to let down my customers, my employees, my shareholders. -John T. Chambers

Never ask your employees to do something you wouldn't be willing to do yourself. -John T. Chambers

Each quarter, Indian IT firms publish their results, and these are broadcast on CNBC. From the comfort of their boardrooms, executives say how many new employees have been added, how many more Fortune 500 companies have been signed up as clients, how many million-dollar companies were added, and so on. -Shiv Nadar

HCL is a corporation. It is for profits. A corporation stands for its shareholders, its profits, its employees, its discoveries, and its customers. -Shiv Nadar

In just my interaction, I go to factories, and I talk to our employees. And in Canada, they have had a least a year or two more education. It's like, almost, I never run into anybody who hasn't finished high school. And in the United States, you have a lot who dropped out of 11th grade or whatever. -Shahid Khan

We have about 360,000 employees in the VA health care system. It's the largest health care system in the country. And the negative attention that's been put on VA has hurt the morale of our workforce. And so what we're trying to do is to get people to understand that we're doing great work every day. -David Shulkin

If there is evidence that an employee has broken the law, caused harm to veterans, or have violated the public trust, they should be terminated immediately. Instead, due to overly cumbersome and lengthy arbitrations as well as extensive bureaucratic red tape, VA has not been able to remove employees as quickly as we would have liked. -David Shulkin

If you are good enough to compete for a top-level corporate job, you should be smart enough to know what the job pays the other gender and negotiate accordingly. If you are an employer, and you don't pay an employee market wages, regardless of gender or orientation, you will end up with what you deserve. -Mark Cuban

Traditional performance reviews have passed their sell-by date. Big time. There's research showing that roughly two-thirds of performance appraisals have either no effect – or a negative effect! – on employee performance. -Daniel H. Pink

One way to reduce the need for layoffs would be to cut back on hours, spreading the available work among more employees. -Adam Cohen

You gain a lot of insight from employees by listening to them. -Marc Veasey

The story of my life publicly has been told through 'Alternative Press.' Former employees, people who have worked there – my friend Ryan Downey, who wrote for 'AP' for a long time – I've been able to have really great articles written about me and talk openly about things in my life. -Andy Biersack

Every Uber employee should be proud of the culture we have and what we will build together over time. -Travis Kalanick

Government employees deserve to be treated fairly, but they do not deserve a significantly better deal than average Illinoisans get in their own jobs. -Bruce Rauner

Ultimately, I am an employee of a corporation, and that's weird and does contradict some of the things I believe in. But at the same time, I have to make a living. -Andy Hurley

I expect each and every USDA employee to uphold their fellow Americans' First Amendment freedoms. -Sonny Perdue

God bless those employees at United who somehow continue to be gracious and patient and generous with customers even while bearing the brunt of a broken company themselves. -Patrick Lencioni

The sad fact is that it would be fair to say that United is a generic, bureaucratic, tired company. A sort of DMV in the sky. No real culture. No real strategy. No real expectations for employees or customers. All of which is a shame. -Patrick Lencioni

Engaged, enthusiastic, and loyal employees are pivotal drivers of growth and health in any organization. -Patrick Lencioni

When employees feel anonymous in the eyes of their managers, they simply cannot love their work, no matter how much money they make or how wonderful their jobs seem to be. -Patrick Lencioni

When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage, when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and, yes, growth. -Patrick Lencioni

The fact is, employees cannot make breakthroughs if they can't openly and honestly disagree with their peers and their leader. Indeed, great leaders don't just permit conflict; they actively try to elicit it from reluctant employees as well. -Patrick Lencioni

Irrelevance is the feeling that an employee gets when they don't see how their job really makes a difference in someone else's life in some large or small way. -Patrick Lencioni

Every employee needs to know that there's somebody out there that they serve. And when we don't let people know that for one reason or another, we're depriving them of a fulfilling job. -Patrick Lencioni

Having to re-recruit, rehire, and retrain, and wait for a new employee to get up to speed is devastating in terms of cost. -Patrick Lencioni

Empty values statements create cynical and dispirited employees, alienate customers, and undermine managerial credibility. -Patrick Lencioni

Values can set a company apart from the competition by clarifying its identity and serving as a rallying point for employees. But coming up with strong values – and sticking to them – requires real guts. -Patrick Lencioni

I work with CEOs and their executive teams… and very few of these people are really indifferent about their employees or their customers. -Patrick Lencioni

In the workplace, many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support. These are givers gone awry – people so desperate to help others that they develop a white knight complex and end up causing harm instead. -Adam Grant

I'd like to see the word 'entrepreneur' knocked off its pedestal. Being 'entrepreneurial' is something I look for not only in founders to invest in, but also employees to hire. -Alexis Ohanian

People actually aren't moving on from companies much more quickly than in the past, but there's a perception that they do, so companies are investing less in talent on the assumption that young employees won't stay long. -Kathryn Minshew

If Trump publicly commits to embrace science, stops threatening censorship of the Internet, rejects fake news and denounces hate against our diverse employees, only then it would make sense for tech leaders to visit Trump Tower. -Chris Sacca

There's a good amount of research out there that shows generous parental leave policies have a significant positive impact on employee retention and morale. -Christine Tsai

Arbitration clauses have become prevalent in most corporate agreements or contracts for employees. -Gretchen Carlson

Let your customers be your partners; let your vendors be your employees. What's necessary in this transformation more than anything else is courage and a willingness to change. -Safra A. Catz

I don't care whether the technology is invented by our employees. I want to bring everybody's innovations into our ecosystem together. -Masayoshi Son

You have to empower your employees to make their own choices and trust that they will make the right choices. -Dara Khosrowshahi

Listen to clients, employees, and peers and stay open to their ideas, feedback, and answers. Doing so is vital to the success of any leader. -Adena Friedman

As far as employees are concerned, clearly I like to communicate with them, since we are more than 40,000 people. I like to communicate either through e-mail or through video conferencing, which we do very often, and stream out videos and interviews. But more than that, I believe in traveling to my branches. -Chanda Kochhar

I regularly encourage employees to break rules. I also say to employees that leadership starts with complaining and dissatisfaction. But it doesn't stop there. It comes from saying you're dissatisfied with something and then fixing it and making it better for everybody. -Mark Pincus

We want to be inclusive. We want to have our shareholders, our employees, our customers, whether they are Democrat, Republican, Green or Libertarian, to feel comfortable with how we're doing business. And so that tends to be apolitical. People say, 'No, no, I just simply shouldn't get involved in politics.' -Reid Hoffman

As an entrepreneur and investor, I prioritize construction and collaboration. Whether it's a five-person start-up or a global giant, the companies that are most productive are the ones whose employees operate with a shared sense of purpose and a clear set of policies for responding to changing conditions and new opportunities. -Reid Hoffman

Many employer-employee relationships are built on a lie that starts from the first interaction: neither party automatically conceives of the relationship as something that will last a lifetime, but both interact as if it is. This lie of omission bases the relationship on distrust. -Reid Hoffman

In times of uncertainty, employees crave clarity. As a leader, you won't always have all of the answers – no one expects you to – so you must be open to listening and learning from others. Once you understand a particular challenge and outline the options, you have to be confident in making bold and optimistic decisions. -Marillyn Hewson

I've learned that it's important to listen to employees at all levels, to engage them, to empower them. Whether you're a first-line supervisor or the head of an entire agency, you should be asking career staffers, 'What do you think?' -Tom Perez

For the purposes of the FMLA, marriage will now be determined based on where the couple got married, not on where an employee lives. This is called a 'place of celebration' rule. -Tom Perez

We hire military veterans because they make great employees. They bring proven technical and leadership skills. They understand teamwork, and they're adaptable. Bottom line, hiring veterans is good for business. -Randall L. Stephenson

We owe our public servants, from school teachers to state employees, a sustainable and well-funded retirement that they can count on. -Walker Stapleton

An employee, even a very junior person, if they can articulately summarize a meeting, if they can put together a presentation and even emails that are really salient and to the point, they are so valued. -Julie Sweet

Our focus has been on having Accenture be a place where you can be successful as an employee at work and also at home. -Julie Sweet

We greatly value the contributions of all of our employees. -Geisha Williams

I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the extraordinary 23,000 employees of PG&E and to support their efforts to safely serve 16 million Californians. -Geisha Williams

Ultimately, this is about having fun at work. You want to enjoy your job. You're going to have higher-performing employees. -Cathy Engelbert

With the support and dedication from employees at every level of the company, we've been successful in expanding supplier diversity in many areas, including traditionally challenging areas such as construction services, legal and professional services. -Debra L. Reed

If you're going to turn on an innovation engine, a lot depends on whether managers listen for the brilliance in their employees' ideas that they can then help test, or whether they listen for what's wrong and why it won't work. -Shari L. Ballard

One's ability to enter into thousands of lawsuits as a tool for success, or to use bankruptcy to avoid paying your former employees and vendors, have little relevance when trying to create good government. -John Hickenlooper

Providing career growth and development opportunities for our people is of paramount importance, and that's why we surround and support our diverse employee team with investments in innovation, technology, training, and a wide variety of programs so they can build great careers. 'Fortune' saw that in KPMG, and we're delighted. -Lynne Doughtie

As part of KPMG, Cynergy's people and processes can help clients leverage digital and mobile technologies to transform existing customer engagement and employee mobile enablement into seamless experiences for end users across multiple platforms and devices. -Lynne Doughtie

Evolving our culture to operate and think differently is no small task. We are challenging our employees to be the best of both small and big companies – they should operate with the soul and spirit of a startup, while leveraging the scale, resources and capabilities of Campbell – with the goal of ultimately becoming the biggest small company. -Denise Morrison

When an incident is reported, HR almost always starts from a place of disbelief. They request evidence and ask for proof. But if HR is investigating a sexual harassment case within the company, it is their duty as HR to protect their employees. That is the sentiment that has to shift. -Cheryl Yeoh

Salesforce employees are so immersed in the fervor over their offerings and their unique workplace that they are nearly incredulous to learn that few people beyond the legions of customers using Salesforce's product have the faintest idea what the company does. -Adam Lashinsky

The most productive employees, from my experience, are those who go home at 5:30 P.M. but are hyperfocused at work. People can only think really hard for six to eight hours a day. -Stewart Butterfield

I have employees that are, you know, other types of diversity, coming to me and saying 'Well, why aren't we focused on these other areas as well?' and I said yes, we should focus them, but, you know, the phrase we use internally is, 'If everything is important, then nothing is important.' -Parker Harris

When employees are first eligible for a retirement savings plan, they should be enrolled unless they choose to opt out. -Richard Thaler

The lesson for businesses is you are dealing with real people. Those are your customers, those are your employees, those are your bosses, and the better you understand how real people tick, the more successfully you will be able to accomplish your goals. -Richard Thaler

It's a violation of federal law for an officer or an employee of the United States government to make or authorize an expenditure or obligation exceeding the amount we've appropriated. -Ted Yoho

Not a manager or an executive yet? It's not too early to practice. Many companies are always looking for people to volunteer to help coordinate happy hours, onboard new employees, or plan the holiday party. -Katrina Lake

In recent years, the government has lost more than five million fingerprints from government employees. They have lost hundreds of millions of credit numbers from financial institutions. This problem is happening more and more and more. And the only way we can protect ourselves is to make phones more and more secure. -Eddy Cue

Amazon deliberately provides cafeteria space for only a third of its employees, which encourages people to venture out of the office. -James B. Stewart

Without concentration, a business will be ordinary in every respect, because it will have no presence, no inner force, no way to attract the people upon whom it depends for its very existence – employees, customers, suppliers, and lenders. -Michael Gerber

Remember, if your business isn't making money, then you and your employees aren't, either. -Michael Gerber

All the early Facebook employees have their story of the moment when they saw the light and realized that Facebook wasn't some measly social network like MySpace but a dream of a different human experience. -Antonio Garcia Martinez

Every new HubSpot employee has to go through training to learn how to use the software. That's a good idea, and it also keeps me from having to worry about what I'm supposed to be doing here or why Cranium, who hired me, still has never come by to say hello or talk about what he wants me to work on. -Daniel Lyons

Fred Segal was founded – by none other than Fred Segal – as a tiny jeans retailer in 1968. In the 1970s Segal, began selling space to employees, starting with his nephew Ron Herman. -Tahl Raz

Managers forget what it was like to be an employee and the qualities important for managers to have. Also, managers need to maintain strong relationships with the people they manage. -Curt Coffman

Employees will tolerate a lot from a great manager. But employees are very quick to leave a manager. The manager is the way in which all broader initiatives are translated and filtered and make sense to individual employees. -Curt Coffman

Negativity is like a blood clot, and actively disengaged employees sometimes clot together in groups that support and reinforce their beliefs. -Curt Coffman

Companies lose some of their best employees when people are beaten down; then they overpromote junior people because they can't persuade outsiders to sign on. -Mindy Grossman

I've been to Oculus a few times to do book signings and things there, and they tell me 'Ready Player One' is, like, required reading for new employees. -Ernest Cline

If I'm an entrepreneur and I have an idea, and I don't have the development talent around me but I need to find a developer, I would do my selection just like I would with hiring an employee. -David Cohen

If you want to have the best employees, there really needs to be a vision and a mission. Talent looks for a mission. And if you have the best talent, that's the single biggest competitive advantage any company can have. -Dan Schulman

Whether I'm pursuing a story or conducting an interview or I'm at the bakery implementing policy and procedure, I have a team who is looking to me. I think my persona is the same for both jobs – perhaps a little bit more in command with the bakery. I say that only because we have so many more employees, and ultimately I make every single decision. -Elizabeth Chambers

I have noticed that most of the successful businessmen are not that educated. But they are the ones who hire highly educated employees to work for them. -Sangram Singh

Employing more women at all levels of a company, from new hires to senior leaders, creates a virtuous cycle. Companies become more attuned to the needs of their female employees, improving workplace culture while lowering attrition. -Susan Wojcicki

Underrepresented employees already have to overcome discriminatory barriers in their careers; they shouldn't be expected to volunteer their time to help their companies do the same. -Susan Wojcicki

Managing directors at top-tier investment banks may pocket a million a year and be worth tens of millions after a long career. Early employees at tech firms like Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat can make many times that amount of money in a matter of years. -Emily Chang

You find out two executives are planning to break their contracts, keep the money you gave them, and steal 40 employees. What do you do? You fire them. -Bobby Kotick

Twice I had to sell my house to pay my employees' salary. -Zhou Qunfei

In any given day, our administration has about 2 million employees, and things happen. We put in process procedures to make sure if there has been any wrongdoing, there will be appropriate consequences, and we will move on. -Valerie Jarrett

Companies have told us that they have employees who are near retirement age. We created a $5 billion reinsurance pool to help them bear the cost of those employees on the brink of retirement. -Valerie Jarrett

I'm told by our internal surveys that we take of customers – by customers themselves directly and by a very large group of our employees – that there's a new spirit at United. -Oscar Munoz

Let's be honest: the implementation of the United and Continental merger has been rocky for customers and employees. -Oscar Munoz

I am thrilled to return full time to a job and the employees I love. -Oscar Munoz

It is important that we win back the trust of employees first, then customers. -Oscar Munoz

I can't tell you how many thousands of small moments that I've had with employees in our company that have been nothing more than a one-on-one. I'll see the baggage-services person, he or she is by himself. I'll pull them off to the side and have a 15-minute conversation about their history, their life, that kind of thing. -Oscar Munoz

Our employees and competitors thought we were docile. We want to be defiantly disruptive. I don't mean necessarily by launching price wars but by being the best at the basics – having the best customer service, the best on-time performance, the best coffee – in a thoughtful, not a testosterone-laced, way. -Oscar Munoz

Trump started his foundation in 1987 to give away the proceeds from his book 'The Art of the Deal.' It has no paid employees and a board of five: Trump, three of his children, and a longtime Trump Organization employee. They all work a half-hour per week, according to the foundation's most recent Internal Revenue Service filing. -David Fahrenthold

Some courts have said moving an employee to a basement or closet usually amounts to punishment. But others have said this is a decision that should be made case by case. How nice is the basement office? How big is the closet? -David Fahrenthold

One of our secret-sauce powers is that our people don't just write checks and place the ads, but our employees go the extra mile to get things done. -Nancy Dubuc

We need a new generation of executives who understand how to manage and lead through data. And we also need a new generation of employees who are able to help us organize and structure our businesses around that data. -Marc Benioff

It's not so unusual for me to have a week of meetings that includes not only my employees, not only my customers, not only media, but could also include principals of local K-12 schools; it could include non-governmental organizations or nonprofit organizations or members of the community. -Marc Benioff

Should one of your employees have a physical or mental health problem, I would argue that it is as much something for the employer as the individual to contend with. -Frans van Houten

Employers can assist employees in looking after their health by giving guidance on energy management, sleep and healthy eating, working relationships, and helping maintain a sense of purpose at work. -Frans van Houten

It is vital that a company's culture shows a willingness to invest in employee wellbeing with no stigma or penalty attached to prioritising good health. -Frans van Houten

After high school, I worked as a messenger boy at a local bank. I was miserable. I felt like Robin Hood chained in the Sheriff of Nottingham's dungeon. As a would-be writer, I thought it was a catastrophe. As a bank employee, I could barely add or subtract and had to count on my fingers. -Lloyd Alexander

Business has to stand up on behalf of its employees, on behalf of immigration, on behalf of its customers, and on behalf of supply chain-cum-globalization. -Richard Edelman

Mainstream media has been abandoned by many, for ideological reasons mostly, and brands need to directly engage with the end-user of information and offer opportunities for consumer- and employee-generated content. -Richard Edelman

We can't, nor should we try, to influence who our employees vote for, but facilitating their involvement in civic action is better for business, better for our people, and better for our government institutions. -Richard Edelman

In a world of dispersed authority, the battle for the truth will be won or lost with the employees. -Richard Edelman

The tech company needs to win in the war for talent. This means much greater focus on the employee, not simply as cog in the machine, but vital member of a programming team in a race against time and competitors. Wall Street is up-or-out, dog-eat-dog, survival of the fittest. -Richard Edelman

Have very frequent talks with employees because they are your best allies. -Richard Edelman

The number one way to get trust back is to pay your employees well and get them to speak well about the company. -Richard Edelman

Social lets consumers talk about the products. You may pay your way onto the Facebook feed, but after that, it's conversations by the users. That's not sufficient because it leaves out what is possible for employees to talk, for R&D to talk, or the CEO to talk. -Richard Edelman

As we continue to drive the benefits of integrating our enterprise skills, capabilities, and experience – what we call operating as 'One Boeing' – we will find new and better ways to engage and inspire employees, deliver innovation that drives customer success, and produce results to fuel future growth and prosperity for all our stakeholders. -Dennis Muilenburg

We aspire to be a top performer in every area of our business, and that includes leading in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. -Dennis Muilenburg

The employee relationships are important, investment in our people is important, and the ability to do work at multiple sites is important. -Dennis Muilenburg

Robots allow our employees to work safely, faster, and at less cost. -Dennis Muilenburg

As a member of Congress, I participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under the same rules as millions of other federal employees. -Dan Lipinski

Very often, I think about the people that I represent. I meet people who have thousands and thousands of employees and millions and millions of customers – and also make a lot of money. But I think about the millions of Europeans that I represent in order to try to balance that so we can meet on more equal terms. -Margrethe Vestager

I feel many responsibilities – to our customers, to our employees, to the environment, to the world at large. But I don't want to feel responsible to investors, to outsiders with financial concerns that may differ from those of the welfare of IKEA. -Ingvar Kamprad

U.N. employees, including senior leadership, should be selected based on merit and competence while continuing endeavors to achieve gender parity and geographical balance. -Miroslav Lajcak

You need your employees to embrace change. -Rajeev Suri

Given the rapid rate of change, the old paradigm of one-off education followed by a career will no longer work: life-long learning is a must, and it is up to governments and employers to invest in training and for employees to commit to constantly update their skill set. -Alain Dehaze

While labour market reports scream with dramatic youth unemployment data, hundreds of employers cry out for employees with the right skills sets. As recruiters, we suffer this shortage every day. -Alain Dehaze

I truly believe Accenture is a magnet for top talent in the new, not only because of the work we do for clients but because our culture supports employees who want to make a difference in the community where we live and work. -Pierre Nanterme

My role is really just to try to make sure that the voice of all shareholders and employees is heard – that no one is bullying their agenda, their choice of a CEO, or their selection of who should be the board members. Benchmark, I believe, has been pushing their agenda at the expense of those stakeholders. -Shervin Pishevar

At Translation, we pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse agencies in the industry – and with that diversity comes a wealth of different talents and perspectives. The onus is on us to empower our employees to use those considerable talents to create real systemic change. -Steve Stoute

Companies can't offer every employee a vertical rise through the ranks, and some employees' careers will level off. Without the prospects of further advancement, how do you keep these people satisfied throughout what might now be a longer working life? By providing them with an increased level of autonomy. -Alexander De Croo

As a businessman, Trump preyed on the hopes and anxieties of struggling middle-class families. He cheated and scammed employees and customers alike. He left behind a trail of bankrupted companies. Past is prologue, and Trump has continued to pursue his own aggrandizement ruthlessly and relentlessly as a candidate and as president-elect. -Tom Steyer

I think I understand the relationships between different people within the company: people who are straightforward employees, people who can impact the bottom line, and people who share in the bottom line. I don't think you can understand inequality in America unless you understand what's driving profitability. -Tom Steyer

Hermes scarf designers can be found in places from Poland to Japan, not to mention the U.S. post-office sorting room in Waco, Texas. Kermit Oliver, a longtime postal employee, has designed more than a dozen Hermes scarves. -Christina Binkley

Where laws recognize rights to collective bargaining, the truth is that employee rights to negotiate with employers are denied in many countries. -Sharan Burrow

Technology will play an increasingly important role in business, and employees will be required to interact constantly with it. It will create an unprecedented revolution in the way we work, dramatically changing jobs within almost all organizations. -Tae Yoo

Creating a flexible working culture is about trust. How much can your employees rely on each other to get the job done without the benefit of supervision? -Jean-Philippe Courtois

Thanks to the rise of cloud computing, collaboration tools are becoming increasingly affordable, allowing even the smallest firms to implement enterprise-grade solutions that can significantly improve communication lines between employees and customers. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

True flexibility is a symbiotic partnership between employer and employee and between technology and culture. -Jean-Philippe Courtois

When you start to get shareholders, clients, employees, rating agencies, and everybody converging, and then your competitors bad-mouth you, you know you did the right thing. -Sergio Ermotti

A critical lesson I learned is that we have to make sure all our employees, particularly new hires, have a full immersion in our culture. -Richelieu Dennis

I understand that it's the thought that counts, but receiving money is so great, so if you're in a position to give an employee a bonus, just do that. -Leandra Medine

I personally pay, through the majority of my stock and through cash, college tuitions of our full-time employees' kids. Life-changing events are generally covered by Boxed as well. -Chieh Huang

If equal pay is that important to you, stay a single, unmarried woman. It's not the employer's responsibility to make up for the free choices of its employees made on the employees' free and private time. -Dana Loesch

Technology is advancing at breakneck speed, upending old ways of doing business and resetting the social contract between employers and employees. -Punit Renjen

It is no longer enough to have a good product. A company's purpose and the way it treats its employees and the global community to which it belongs is also of great importance. -Punit Renjen

While they believe the pursuit of profit is important to sustaining a business, millennials also say that pursuit must be accompanied by a sense of purpose, by efforts to create innovative products or services, and, above all, by consideration of individuals as employees and members of society. -Punit Renjen

Many businesses find their culture organized around a dangerous fault line known as 'us and them,' with executives on one side and employees on the other. The divide is both real and expensive. -Punit Renjen

Defining, embedding, and living core beliefs set the stage for executives and employees to connect. Through actions that consistently convey who we are and how we act, executives can inspire employees to believe in the organization's values and buy in to its brand. -Punit Renjen

When employees join executives in truly owning the responsibility for business success, an exciting new sense of teamwork takes hold. -Punit Renjen

Generally, as a composer, it's perceived as an employer-employee relationship. -Adrian Younge

We encourage employees to ship new features on day one, which immediately encourages them to come up with something creative and different. -Joe Gebbia

If you're easily overwhelmed when you shop, remember that store employees know what's in stock, and they love to give fashion advice. Working with one is like having your own stylist. -Tina Knowles

America has two clear tiers of workers: contractors and employees. The former have few regulatory protections; the latter have many. -Anand Giridharadas

Active questions are the alternative to passive questions. There is a huge difference between, 'Do you have clear goals?' and 'Did you do your best to set clear goals for yourself?' The former is trying to determine the employee's state of mind; the latter challenges the employee to describe or defend a course of action. -Marshall Goldsmith

In terms of challenges, I think finding the right people to maximize the chances the business will succeed is the hardest thing. You can crunch the numbers any way you want, but at the end of the day, you really need good employees and investors – and they aren't always easy to find. -Sallie Krawcheck

When our employees walk in in the morning, they see food. They have to cook. At the restaurants, we chop cilantro, onions, and limes two or three times a day. We make guacamole from fresh avocados. -Steve Ells

I didn't have a resume when Lil Wayne hired me. I didn't have a resume when Beats by Dre flew me across the country to be their 12th employee. I still don't have a resume! -Karen Civil

When I ran a small IT services business in the 1990s, it had strong recurring revenues – yet I couldn't accurately forecast cash flow for even the next few quarters. Small changes in the customer base or losing/hiring a few key employees could create massive swings in cash flow. -Mohnish Pabrai

The government has to be flexible in Air India sale price, structure, and employee management plan. -Mohnish Pabrai

This was a theme of Sen. Akaka's career – to advocate for people who did not have power, for people who were vulnerable. He was a champion for the federal government employees who continue to this day to be a punching bag for some. -Brian Schatz

There's a lot of just administrative work that comes along with having employees. -Parker Conrad

Zenefits is basically a service that manages all of your payroll, benefits, and associated HR details that come along with those. Dealing with new employee onboarding, offer letters, and managing that – and we do it for free. -Parker Conrad

Google will continue to be the place of choice, and we wanted to signal that very clearly to our employees. -Patrick Pichette

We do not talk enough about spirit in business, yet it is what moves employees, customers, and shareholders alike. -Andy Dunn

Anyone who thinks sports are ruled by athletes need only think of American sports' most enduring tradition: Immediately after a championship, as the champagne sprays and the confetti falls, the trophy is passed not to the team captain but most often to the team owner, handed to him by his highest-ranking employee, the league commissioner. -Steve Rushin

When we first started growing our employees, I was scared. I would often think, 'If we had more people, what would they do? Is there really enough work?' -Alan Schaaf

Activision Blizzard has always been about inspiring play, competition, and community for our fans and employees, and that hasn't changed. -Bobby Kotick

When employees can bring their full selves to work, we get the full benefit of all their perspectives and experiences. -Bobby Kotick

I first learned of the value of employee stock ownership plans while representing Louisiana's 3rd congressional district, home of employee-owned Acadian Ambulance. -Charles Boustany

Having witnessed the success of Acadian Ambulance firsthand over the years, I became a champion for the employee stock ownership plan business model. This was easy to do based on the evidence that employee stock ownership plans are reliable, high-performing sources of retirement security. -Charles Boustany

The robust benefits of employee stock ownership plans are hard to beat. -Charles Boustany

If employed by employee stock ownership plan companies, working Americans can spend less time worrying about job security and retirement savings and enjoy a clearer path to prosperity. -Charles Boustany

Growing companies need commercial space, and their employees need to live nearby. -David Lichtenstein

If our employees are wearing the Uber sweatshirt to the grocery store, that would make me feel great. -Bozoma Saint John

With management and employees on the same side of the table, your interests are aligned, and shareholders look at you as one. -Howard Lutnick

Every employee at Workday thinks about how they are going to help customers be successful. It is a simple formula, but a lot of companies go out, and they don't listen to their customers; they don't try to solve hard problems, making it tougher for themselves to create a great business. -Aneel Bhusri

We invest very heavily in the employees. We get the return, and the employee gets the return if they stay with us for a while. So, we focus on people that will commit to us for the long run. -Aneel Bhusri

Happy employees build great products, and they take care of customers. -Aneel Bhusri

The iPad is an amazing phenomenon. It is disrupting the enterprise. If you are an average employee, you can do anything for HR and Finance on the iPad. -Aneel Bhusri

I think the bring-your-own-device is the best thing that ever happened to CIOs. Now employees are paying for their own devices. -Aneel Bhusri

It shouldn't be easier for a company to get a tax break on buying another robot than training their employees to gain new skills for the modern economy. -Seth Moulton

Programs that encourage mentorship, workshops that teach women how to self advocate, and even employee resource groups that are focused on women in the workplace are all very powerful outlets that foster safe-space conversations. -Belinda Johnson

I fully intend in all cases and in all ways at all times to fully comply with all laws. I would expect the same of any employee or member of DHS. -Kirstjen Nielsen

Companies must put infrastructure in place to support their female employees and ensure that they receive the benefits of male and female leadership. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

The need for strong partners and employees persists throughout the life of a company, but it is especially important in the beginning. -Clara Shih

The promoters of big data would like us to believe that behind the lines of code and vast databases lie objective and universal insights into patterns of human behavior, be it consumer spending, criminal or terrorist acts, healthy habits, or employee productivity. But many big-data evangelists avoid taking a hard look at the weaknesses. -Kate Crawford

As an actor, you're just trying to get work in any medium. I remember when I started out, I did motion capture for video games, and then I did a terrible Best Buy commercial for Best Buy employees. -Sarah Goldberg

As Popeyes becomes part of the RBI family, we believe we can deliver growth and opportunities for all of our stakeholders, including our valued employees and franchisees. -Daniel Schwartz

At Eventbrite, we care about the whole you, not just the employee you. -Julia Hartz

Creating a strong company culture isn't just good business. It's the right thing to do, and it makes your company better for all stakeholders – employees, management, and customers. -Julia Hartz

The H-2A guest visa program has been prone to excessive delays and is too rigid to fit the changing needs of farmers and their employees. -Elise Stefanik

One of the first bills I introduced in Congress was the Be Open Act, legislation to help ease an unnecessary, duplicative and punitive burden placed on employees and employers under the Affordable Care Act. -Elise Stefanik

I used to work at Bloomingdale's when I was transitioning, and they didn't want me using the same bathroom as the female employees or what have you, so it was a struggle. -Angelica Ross

We have a space agency desperately in need of purpose, whose employees and capabilities have been wasted for decades on make-work projects and dead-end PowerPoint pioneering placebos designed to do nothing more than keep the billing high. -Rick Tumlinson

Self-aware employees make a self-aware company. -Neil Blumenthal

Theoretically, an open-plan office is a great format for a changeable work environment, a place where employees have a say over how they work and a place that can adapt to their needs and to the needs of the business. -Neil Blumenthal

Giving employees agency over their workspace encourages them to think carefully about the conditions in which they work best, and it gives them the tools to forge that environment. -Neil Blumenthal

All those articles that scold Millennials for their supposed entitlement? Forget them. Millennials are great employees. -Neil Blumenthal

The basic idea of a hackathon is to erase all routine obligations for the day so that employees can clear a mental space for creativity. -Neil Blumenthal

At Warby Parker, we use the survey platform Culture Amp to take employee engagement surveys that help us become ultra-responsive to the needs of our teams. -Neil Blumenthal

I very purposely have an open communication culture, where I encourage employees to approach me with their ideas without dominating them. -Rana el Kaliouby

Our company wouldn't exist and wouldn't be around without our warehouse employees and our call center employees. And these employees – not just at Rent the Runway but at tens of thousands of other companies throughout the country – are treated unequally. -Jennifer Hyman

We've found that employees who live full, happy lives tend to be the most effective contributors. -Jennifer Hyman

It is only proper that our employees share in the savings generated by tax reform and that we openly acknowledge the resulting improvement in the U.S. business environment by investing in our industrial footprint accordingly. -Sergio Marchionne

FCA is a culture of leaders and employees that were born out of adversity and who operate without sheet music. -Sergio Marchionne

There's no better example of how to lead a difficult employee than to have a child. You have another kind of knowledge from your children that's actually applicable outside of childbearing. -Alissa Quart

Although federal law prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from discriminating against pregnant job seekers, it can be quite hard for an ordinary woman to land a job if she lets prospective bosses know she is pregnant. -Alissa Quart

In an economy where women now make up half the work force, we're going to have to address the treatment of pregnant employees more systemically. The passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would better protect against the discrimination pregnant job seekers face. -Alissa Quart

There's always more employers can do to protect their employees. -Kevin de Leon

Employers are as sensitive to housing costs as their employees, which is why, when we build more houses, we create more jobs. -Glenn Kelman

I had a choice between working on Wall Street or doing consulting or working at a start-up, and I got a job at a start-up. I was one of the first employees there, and I did everything for them, and it was so much fun. -Glenn Kelman

I love my business. I love my employees. -John Schnatter

Forget the empty platitudes; your star employee is not a 'godsend.' They are a person deserving of your not infrequent acknowledgment and worthy of appreciation and respect. -Mark Goulston

One word that seems to connect both leaders and employees is: 'outcomes.' Built into that word is the implicit and explicit understanding and agreement that effective actions lead to good outcomes; ineffective actions lead to poor outcomes. -Mark Goulston

I realized I wasn't a good employee because I was too busy listening to people's personal problems to do work. -Mel Robbins

I have become an employee of art. -Maurizio Cattelan

Federal employees are public servants, not partisan foot soldiers for President Obama, and shouldn't have to decide whether a partisan White House request can be ignored without consequences. -Richard Grenell

When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation. -Carol S. Dweck

I will never take a day off policing the people we pay and keep a public trust with. I will use my camera, my pen, my pad, and my network to do my part, to make sure that Americans will no longer fear their government. Or its employees. They work for us – not the other way around. -Killer Mike

The right personality with a weak resume can be filled in. That's the employee who will become great. -Jon Taffer

I've made stupid investments. I've made stupid decisions as an employee. I've made foolish decisions as a manager. I've gotten fired. I've lost businesses. I went through all of those things. -Jon Taffer

Pushing for excellence is a fight. You have to fight to hire the right employees, fight to get the supplies you need, to move line items around. Being a great manager means pushing to get those few extra inches every day. It's almost like a football game – the team that wins sometimes wins by just inches. -Jon Taffer

Government employees make a good amount of money – income levels are very high in Washington, D.C. compared to other markets, so they are living in a bubble. -Jon Taffer

You have to connect with your market and your employees. First, understand that what your market says is fact and what you say is opinion. Then, take the time to create a good connection with your employees. Without those two key connections, your business will be stuck in mediocrity forever. -Jon Taffer

Former CIA employee Joseph Weisberg's 'An Ordinary Spy' may attract attention for how much it redacts – whether by authorial choice or by CIA design – but its power comes from the growing frustration Weisberg's fictional alter ego feels at a system designed to betray seeming innocents in the most casual and cruel manner possible. -Sarah Weinman

Employment is a contract between an employer and an employee. Thus, laws prohibiting discriminatory pay are an infringement on private contracts. -Kane

By mandating equal pay, the government erases the competitive advantage of those people who are willing to take less pay. In addition, employers are less willing to hire employees who they believe could subject them to increased liability. -Kane

I don't know if I would ever truly want somebody's life in my hands. I think what these people, what doctors and nurses and public service employees do on a day-to-day basis, is unreal, and it takes a special type of person to do that – and I don't think I'm that type of person. I'm happy to play one on TV. -Colin Donnell

If you're lucky enough to have a permanent position, don't feel entitled. Companies value longtime employees' institutional memory, but to be irreplaceable, you must stay invested. Take the initiative and assume new responsibilities. -Chris Gardner

We need to cut the pensions and annuities of parliamentarians, regional councilors, and employees of constitutional bodies. -Giuseppe Conte

There are two companies that the AI Fund has invested in – Woebot and Landing AI – and the AI Fund has a number of internal teams working on new projects. We usually bring in people as employees, work with them to turn ideas into startups, then have the entrepreneurs go into the startup as founders. -Andrew Ng

I find it a very encouraging sign for a society if employers are bringing online education to their companies, helping employees gain more knowledge. -Andrew Ng

We think that many companies view Coursera as a quality, convenient, inexpensive way to continue employee development. Is there a contract with a company that might make sense? I don't have an answer to that yet. -Andrew Ng

People change jobs much more often, and therefore, companies, on average, invest less in employee development. -Andrew Ng

If we reduce the number of employees for better short-term financial results, employee morale will decrease. I sincerely doubt employees who fear that they may be laid off will be able to develop software titles that could impress people around the world. -Satoru Iwata

When it came time to take a job, I had the distinction of joining the smallest company of any graduate in my class. I left to become only the fifth full-time employee of HAL, and when I told my father this, you can imagine, it was not the happiest moment in the history of my family. -Satoru Iwata

I always and strictly tell Nintendo employees never to use the term 'success' to describe our own performance. -Satoru Iwata

I hate tenure. Tenure allows teachers to put their feet up on the desk and possibly have a job forever. That's why I got turned on to charter schools. It's a business model. Every employee and every teacher will be monitored by performance. -Jalen Rose

I look forward to working closely with the CDK Board, management team, and employees to enable CDK to meet its full potential to generate value for all of its stakeholders. -Brian Krzanich

I know that if I had got educated, I might have ended up as a call-center employee. -Arunachalam Muruganantham

The Choose Medicare Act will let people of all ages buy into Medicare as their health care plan, and it would let any business also buy into Medicare and offer it to its employees. -Chris Murphy

A hater is actually an employee to your progress! -Walshy Fire

I'll be connected with City for the rest of my life – as a fan, as an employee, as an ambassador. Whatever City decide or I decide, it's not something we can undo. We're tied to each other for life. -Vincent Kompany

We are going to unite this people. We will unite whites and blacks, homosexuals and heterosexuals… We will unite bosses and employees, and we won't plant the seed of discord between them. -Jair Bolsonaro

A motivated employee treats the customer well. The customer is happy, so they keep coming back. It's not one of the enduring green mysteries of all time; it is just the way it works. -Herb Kelleher

As an employee, you can't work for someone forever. -Jermaine Dupri

At my company, we have 300 employees spread across offices all over the world, and I send them all a voicemail each morning with a message from me about why our work is important and a reminder about one of our values. I call myself our company's 'chief spiritual officer.' -Ken Blanchard

At Southwest, they're on a mission to democratize air travel. When they first started, the only people who could fly were relatively wealthy businesspeople, and Herb Kelleher's vision was to offer everyone the chance to visit a friend or relative during a happy and a sad time. That's a vision employees can get excited about. -Ken Blanchard

If your employees are disengaged, and they don't take care of your customers, it doesn't matter how good your strategy is – your customers will still go somewhere else. -Ken Blanchard

As a leader, you absolutely must expend your energy engaging your frontline employees so that they will take care of customers, who will tell stories about how great your company is to other people, who will become new customers. -Ken Blanchard

Federal employees are not rewarded for performance or excellence or results but, rather, for showing up, and often times, they don't even do that. -Stephen Moore

One of Trump's reforms is to limit the time that workers can use on the job at taxpayer expense working on union activities. What does this have to do with public service? So taxpayers have to pay overcompensated federal employees while they work on union activities so they can get even more taxpayer money. -Stephen Moore

I'm touring the world, not doing nothing against the law, getting money to feed my family. I got employees that have felonies, and they can't get jobs. They work for me. -Nipsey Hussle

It's important to understand the compensation equation that a CEO and a founder has with his or her employees. -Chamath Palihapitiya

Every day, we're learning about what's happened with global warming and what's happening all around the world, and our employees and our customers are really feeling that it's time to step up and make a difference. -David Lauren

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