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1000 Great Quotes for Business, Management and Training: Recognition


Management development providers GNP publish a monthly set of handy quotable quotes for use in presentations, speeches or training sessions. Arranged into 100 themes including vision, change, leadership, teamwork, communication, motivation and innovation. TrainingZONE has arranged to bring you the quotes on a regular basis. This month, the theme is recognition.

"That little packet of responsibility (job description), rewarded in accordance with a fixed formula (pay level), and a single reporting relationship (place in the chain of command) is a roadblock on the highway of change."
William Bridges, US engineer, researcher, educator (b.1934)

"We have to switch incentives from careers, level and promotion, to personal reputation, teamwork and challenging assignments. People then need to feel they can influence, rather than just be rewarded by promotion."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, US academic, management author (b.1943)

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated. I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you because you always treat me as a lady and always will."
Eliza Doolittle, character in 'Pygmalion' by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up."
Ogden Nash, US humorous writer (1902-1971)

"I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known."
Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."
US virologist (b.1914)

"I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one."
Cato the Elder, Roman statesman (234-149 BC)

"It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) US author (1835-1910)

"Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."
John Lennon, British rock musician, songwriter (1940-1980)

Previous quotes from the archive

January quotes: questions

December quotes: quality

November quotes: problems

October quotes: presentation

September quotes: predictions

August quotes: power

July quotes: possibility

June quotes: planning

May quotes: passion

April quotes: paperwork

March quotes: pace

February quotes: opportunity

January quotes: motivation

December quotes: mistakes

November quotes: meetings

October quotes: media

September quotes: listening

August quotes: learning

July quotes: leadership

June quotes: knowledge

May quotes: integrity

April quotes: innovation

March quotes: individuality

February quotes: imagination

January quotes: images

December quotes: ideas

November quotes: habit

October quotes: genius

September quotes: future

August quotes: fun

July quotes: focus

June quotes: failure

May quotes: facts

All quotations drawn from '1000 GREAT QUOTATIONS for Business, Management & Training' published by GNP Ltd.


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