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Definition: A person employed for wages or salary, especially at non-executive level.
Number of Quotes: 42

Had the employers of past generations all of them dealt fairly with their employees there would have been no unions.
Stanley Baldwin

The only way many companies can attract and keep the best people is by offering them more than merely money or prestige - they offer them the chance to make history.
Warren Bennis

Too many companies believe people are interchangeable. Truly gifted people never are. They have unique talents. Such people cannot be forced into roles they are not suited for, not should they be.
Warren Bennis

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
H. S. M. Burns

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

Too many companies, especially large ones, are driven more and more narrowly by the need to ensure that investors get good quarterly returns and to justify executives' high salaries. Too often, this means that they view most employees as costs.
Hillary Clinton

Not a penny off the pay; not a minute on the day.
A. J. Cook

Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.
Walt Disney

If you look after the customers and look after the people who look after the customers, you should be successful.
Charles Dunstone

People are the lifeblood of any airline, and it is the people of BA who will deliver its future success.
Rod Eddington

No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Mark R. Edwards

Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

A company needs smart young men with the imagination and the guts to turn everything upside down if they can. It also needs old figures to keep them from turning upside down those things that ought to be rightside up.
Henry Ford II

Take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft would become an unimportant company.
Bill Gates

We rely on skilled foreign workers for their math, science, and creative abilities as well as their cultural knowledge, which helps when localizing products for world markets.
Bill Gates

You can't treat your people like an expense item.
Andrew Grove

I can charge a man's battery and then recharge it again. But it is only when he has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Frederick Herzberg

I found that there were these incredibly great people at doing certain things, and you couldn't replace one of these people with 50 average people. They could just do stuff that no number of average people could do.
Steve Jobs

I think leadership is valuing the time you spend with your people more than anything else you do.
Herb Kelleher

The more time I spend with our people, the more I find out about our business.
Herb Kelleher

Each in his place, by right, not grace,
Shall rule his heritage -
The men who simply do the work
For which they draw the wage.

Rudyard Kipling

I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I know)
Their names
are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.

Rudyard Kipling

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet 'em on your way down.
Wilson Mizner

When I find an employee who turns out to be wrong for a job, I feel it is my fault because I made the decision to hire him.
Akio Morita

Human resources are the greatest assets of any company. You can raise tariffs or prevent MNCs from entering, but one can't stop the employees from leaving if they are dissatisfied.
Narayana Murthy

You don't need to interpret the tea leaves stuck in a cup to understand that people who work sitting down get paid more than those people who work standing up.
Ogden Nash

The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.
Nicholas Negroponte

A chairman who never wanders about his agency becomes a hermit, out of touch with his staff.
David Ogilvy

If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.
David Ogilvy

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence ... in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties ... Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter

The common wisdom is that ... managers have to learn to motivate people. Nonsense. Employees bring their own motivation.
Tom Peters

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

Instead of giving contracts to strangers, we decided we could just as well give contracts to our own employees. We would encourage them to leave ... and start their own satellite enterprises.
Ricardo Semler

Get to know your people. What they do well, what they enjoy doing, what their weaknesses and strengths are, and what they want and need to get from their job.
Robert Townsend

Our philosophy is that management's role is simply to get the right people in the right places to do a job, and to encourage them to use their own inventiveness to accomplish the task at hand.
Sam Walton

I want to begin with what I think is the most important factor: our respect for the individual. This is a simple concept, but in IBM it occupies a major portion of management time.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Look, you can take anything away from IBM ... but leave our people and this business will re-create itself overnight.
Thomas J. Watson Jr.

I don't like the word empowerment. I think the word we're really talking about is involvement ... We want everyone to have a say.
Jack Welch

The point of work-out is to give people better jobs. When people see that their ideas count, their dignity is raised. Instead of feeling numb, like robots, they feel important.
Jack Welch

Not everyone is capable of being a CEO. It means you don't get to pal around with all your employees and that you leave the sorority/fraternity approach to life behind, and you take on a role that is, in some respects, lonely.
Ann Winblad

You have to surround yourself with people you trust, and people that are good. But they also have to be people who will tell the emperor you have no clothes.
Oprah Winfrey

A few yes men may be born, but mostly they are made. Fear is a great breeder of them.
William Wrigley

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