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50 Motivational Employee Engagement Quotes

Inspiring Employee Engagement Quotes: Top 50 Picks

Are you seeking quotes on employee engagement to inspire and motivate your team? Look no further! We have compiled a collection of inspirational quotes on employee engagement. Let’s explore these quotes together!

1. “Don’t build a company, build a family.”


2. “TURNED ON people figure out how to beat the competition, TURNED OFF people only complain about being beaten by the competition.”

Ben Simonton

3. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs

4. “The greatest asset of a company is its people.”

Jorge Paulo Lemann

5. “Give them a vision, not the task, and the job will be done very effectively.”


6. “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.”

Peter Drucker

7. “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”

Betty Bender

8. “Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.”

Lee Lacocca

9. “We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.”

Tony Hsieh

10. “Business and human endeavors are systems... We tend to focus on snapshots of isolated parts of the system. And wonder why our deepest problems never get solved.”

Peter Senge

11. “You manage things; you lead people.”

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

12. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.”

Stephen R. Covey

13. “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.”

Francis Hesselbein

14. “Highly engaged employees make customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.”

Timothy R. Clark

15. “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.”

Meghan M. Biro

16. “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last."

Ian Hutchinson

17. “Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.”

Kevin Kruse

18. “Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order.”

Simon Sinek

19. “Motivating employees to work at their full potential is the main premise of successful management.”

Eraldo Banovac

20. “Environments that support their employees in the right way will naturally foster employee engagement.”

Aaron Tucker

21. “Engaged employees are in the game for the sake of the game; they believe in the cause of the organization.”

Paul Marciano, PhD

22. “On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work.”

Marilyn Carlson

23. “Employee engagement is the extent to which your employees feel connected to and motivated by the work that they do.”

Janine N.Truitt

24. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.”

Simon Sinek

25. “Engaged employees are psychological “owners,” drive performance and innovation, and move the organization forward.”


26. “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”

Sybil F. Stershic

27. “The key element of engagement is trust; building trust requires companies to provide workers with as much autonomy and flexibility as possible.”

Matt Charney

28. “Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee feels that they are truly part of a company, have a voice in its decisions and feel respected.”

Darryl Dioso

29. “Employee Engagement is about the willingness of people to be responsible for more than their own job. People who are engaged go the extra mile.”

David Ducheyne

30. “Engagement occurs when workers trust leaders and feel an emotional connection to the organization – the same way they did their first day on the job.”

Jill Christensen

31. “To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.”

Kenneth Thomas

32. “Employee engagement is all about maximizing employee productivity by creating the right conditions to motivate employees to contribute their maximum effort, skills, and knowledge.”

Guy Ellis

33. “Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.”

Sam Walton

34. “You’ll attract the employees you need if you can explain why your mission is compelling: not why it’s important in general, but why you’re doing something important that no one else is going to get done.”

Peter Thiel

35. “Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.”

Ken Blanchard

36. “It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led to every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but you can’t order excellence.”

Mike Abrashoff

37. “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

38. “Employee Engagement is often misunderstood to mean happiness or contentment but it really boils down to something more complex that all employees, managers and the c-suite care about.”

Amber Lloyd

39. “Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.”

David Zinger

40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”


41. “There is little success where there is little laughter.”

Andrew Carnegie

42. “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”

Doug Conant

43. “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.”

Napoleon Hill

44. “Engaging the hearts, minds, and hands of talent is the most sustainable source of competitive advantage.”

Greg Harris

45. “A group of people get together and exist as an institution we call a company so they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society, a phrase which sounds trite but is fundamental.”

David Packard

46. “…you have to want to be engaged. There has to be a deep-seated desire in your heart and mind to participate, to be involved, and to make a difference. If the desire isn’t there, no person or book can plant it within you.”

Tim Clark

47. “Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”

Dale Carnegie

48. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”


49. “Engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work); disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security).”

Blessing White

50. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”


Key Takeaways Employee Engagement Quotes

You now have a collection of 50 employee engagement quotes. Utilize these quotes to effectively engage with your employees. May these quotes inspire and guide you in fostering a positive and engaged work environment!

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