Employee Engagement Quotes to Get You Thinking

We’ll get to the Employee Engagement quotes in a moment, but as you can appreciate trying to determine how to improve employee engagement is not a no-brainer. However each of these five employee engagement tips I provide here will help you create a better workplace and improve employee retention and engagement, provided you act on them.

Use Positive Words. Use Positive Phrases with Employees and Co-Workers



Each tip provides an element of the acronym CHAPS. The CHAPS concept suggests five simple Micro-Goals that address the core question as to how to improve employee engagement. These are actionable activities that will address what is often referred to as the great resignation.


You Can’t Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth. You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

My core belief as an employee engagement speaker and consultant is that most managers / leaders cannot significantly impact employees net worth, but literally everyone – managers / leaders / co-workers CAN substantially impact the self worth of employees, direct reports and peers.

Briefly, the  CHAPS Micro-Goals relate to:

C – Compliment one person today. (SEE Employee Engagement article on The Power of a Compliment).

H – Hear ‘Thank You’ (See more on Employee Engagement TIp “Hear”)

A – Address colleagues / customers with their name (See how this improves Employee Engagement)

P – Positive words create positive impact

S – Smile – as in, Put a smile on someone’s face.


Now for the Employee Engagement Quotes to Get You Thinking

I thought I’d provide you with a number of Employee Engagement Quotes to Get you Thinking. None of them are earth shattering. All of them are sensible and hopefully will give you pause for thought as you attempt to build a better workplace culture, improve employee engagement and reduce employee turnover. I provide these quotes because reinforcement is critical in all aspects of life, not least when managing your team.

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“People want to know they matter and they want to be treated as people. That`s the new talent contract.” – Pamela Stroko  – Oracle VP

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“The value of a business is a function of how well the financial capital and the intellectual capital are managed by the human capital. You`d better get the human capital part right.” – Dave Bookbinder, Managing Director

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An engaged employee understands what to do to help her company succeed, she feels emotionally connected to the organization and its leaders, and she is willing to put that knowledge and emotion into action to improve performance, her own and the organization’s. Closing the Engagement Gap: How Great Companies Unlock Employee Potential for Superior Results: Julie Gebauer & Don Lowman

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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

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The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

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This is a no-brainer: Every leader, every CEO wants engaged employees. After all, an engaged employee is a happy employee, and happy employees produce. – Jeff Boss, Author

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To win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace – Doug Conant, former CEO Campbell Soup Company

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“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

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“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 Mulcahy, former CEO XEROX

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

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It all came down to employee engagement. It all came down to recognition. It all came down to leadership, which led every sailor feeling ownership and accountability for the results. You can ask a team to accomplish a mission but can’t order excellence. – Michael Abrashoff, Author, former Naval Commander USS Benfold

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“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” – Stephen R. Covey, author and speaker

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“To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.” – Professor Kenneth Thomas, Author – Intrinsic Motivation at Work: What Really Drives Employee Engagement

Read this excellent article: https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/the-four-intrinsic-rewards-that-drive-employee-engagement/ 

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“We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappo’s former CEO and author of the wonderful Delivering Happiness

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“Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.” – Angela Ahrendts, former Apple executive

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Other resources, articles and thoughts in addition to these employee engagement quotes

Tips to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Tip #4 of 5


More articles on Employee Engagement, Culture and Employee Retention

Employee Engagement Tips – A brief primer on CHAPS

See: Reviews of Employee Engagement Software

Amazon Books on Employee Engagement


Employee Engagement Quotes from keynote speaker Conor Cunneen

Conor was presenting in Canada on Employee engagement tips that work






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