Employees are valuable workers

I read books on leadership and personal finance and I thought I would share some quotes every once in awhile with you all.  I did not make up these quotes but read them in random books.

“Value People.
Praise Effort.
Reward Performance.”

I personally think anyone who is a business leader and owner if they follow these principals can have a ton of success and keep their employees dedicated and excited about what they are doing in the work place.

Do you have any thoughts on this quote?


4 thoughts on “Employees are valuable workers

  1. Steve Rosenbaum February 8, 2008 / 4:40 pm

    Let me add that it’s important that people avoid the three sins of performance management. See if they sound familiar..

    1. Good performance is punished (You got here early for the meeting so you’ll have to wait for the latecomers.)

    2. Poor performance is rewarded (You got here late so we waited for you.)

    3. Performance is ignored (Doesn’t matter what you do, we’re all getting the same 3% raise.)

    When consequences are misaligned with behaviors you get a lot of undesired results.

  2. Intrigued Viewer February 8, 2008 / 9:13 pm

    The Price of success can only be measured through the dedication of every individual involved; the hard work that a worker provides unconditionally through their unremitting devotion to the things that they want to see happen. So, it’s about time that those workers are accounted for and acknowledged for their efforts that lead to the overall success for a companies mission. Because they seem to mirror the image that Thomas Edison spoke of when he described the successful person as an individual that makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.

    So, isn’t it about time those individuals are rewarded with a bit of ackowledgement for doing the grunt work, instead of those whom only seem to delegate the work down the line?

  3. Steve Rosenbaum February 9, 2008 / 2:48 am

    It is a good idea to reward individuals. However, if you reward everything they do it is taken as an entitlement and is no longer a motivating factor. So it’s a little more complex than many might think. Being able to use incentives and recognition, which are not the same thing, is tricky.

    It’s a good thing we have a free labor market where no one is forced to work for anyone.

  4. Kari March 24, 2008 / 2:30 am

    Those are great points that you quoted. I believe the average hardworking person is not valued, praised or rewarded for hard work. They are often ignored and imposed upon by others who want to take advantage. Thanks for bringing those quotes to us.

    P.S. – They could definitely be a great tool for leadership within a family.

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