25 Work Ethic Quotes and Sayings to keep your Employees Motivated

25 Work Ethic Quotes and Sayings to keep your Employees Motivated

Are you looking for work ethic quotes or sayings to keep your employees motivated and energized? If yes! then you have reached the right place.

Work ethic is the set of moral values and principles one uses in their jobs. Strong work ethic guides people in their jobs and keeps them productive and consistent. A good work ethic help employees reach their needs and goals. It is, therefore a source of their satisfaction and fulfilment.

In my earlier blog “10 Ways to Develop Strong Work Ethics among Employees” I discussed how managers can develop a strong work ethic among employees. The blog highlights how to bridge the right pathway of strong work ethics among them by

  • Setting a Good Example
  • Clear Goals and Objectives
  • Professionalism
  • Right Work Environment
  • Discipline
  • Proper Mentoring
  • Eliminate Obstacles

Here are the 25 Work Ethic Quotes Targeting each Category

Quotes to set a Good Example

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1. A lot about this industry is about who you know. If you set a really good example for yourself, and someone likes that, then they might recommend you to someone else. It doesn't matter what job you're in, any profession, it's always the same. -Tom Holland

2. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means. - Albert Einstein

3. If you set a good example, you need not to worry about setting rules. - Lee Iacocca

4. The professionals must set a good example. - A. Bartlett Giamatti

Quotes on Goals

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5. Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson

6. Setting goals are the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. - Tony Robbins

7. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Zig Ziglar

8. Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent. - Venus Williams

Quotes on Professionalism

9. If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

10. Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it. - Frank Tyger

Quotes on the Right Work Environment

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11. I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done. - Ranbir Kapoor

12. People who work in an environment where doing their best is recognized have a better chance of feeling good about their work. - Marilyn Suttle

13. A disorganized workspace means disorganized work habits. A sloppy work environment equals sloppy results. - Larry Winget

14. I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment because if you do, you'll be your best self. - Peggy Johnson

Quotes on Discipline

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15. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up go to work. - Stephen King

16. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. - Jim Rohn

17. Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top professional. - Jahangir Khan

Quotes on Mentorship

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18. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. - Oprah Winfrey

19. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. -Buddha

20. The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. - Steven Spielberg

21. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin

Quotes on Eliminating Obstacles

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22. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

23. Any idiot can point out a problem. A leader is willing to do something about it! Leaders solve problems. - Tony Robbins

24. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank

25. If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead you anywhere. - Frank A.Clark