Need a little inspiration?
Scroll down through this blog to see some of the best motivational quotes for entrepreneurs and HR professionals.
“Management is nothing more than motivating other people." - Lee Lacocca
“Every good conversation starts with listening.” - Tom Haak
“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 John Watson Sr.
"Allow people to be themselves. People want to be GREAT, great companies let them be GREAT." - Arte Nathan
"When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute." - Simon Sinek
"Development can help great people be even better - but if I had a dollar to spend, I'd spend 70 cents getting the right person in the door." - Paul Russell
“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” - Lawrence Bossidy
"Hire character. Train skill." - Peter Schutz
"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” - Andrew Carnegie
"Inventive thinking, just as planning is a key ingredient in making things happen." - James Reed
“True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.” - Frederick Herzberg
“The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.” - John Maxwell
“Human resources isn’t a thing we do. It’s the thing that runs our business.” - Steve Wynn
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” - Elbert Hubbard
"Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they're not just lying around on the surface." - Ken Robinson
“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
“You’re not just recruiting employees, but are sowing the seeds of your reputation.”
"Ultimately, delivering strategy is about hiring the right people and motivating them to deliver results.” - Helen M. & P. Schubert
“Hire for passion and intensity; there is training for everything." - Nolan Bushnell