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7. What do business leaders say about employee recognition?
"People may take a job for more money, but they often leave it for more recognition.“ -Bob Nelson, employee engagement, recognition and rewards expert, United States
"By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved." -Mark Twain, American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer
"The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator to those who receive it as well as those who observe it." -Lowell Milken, American businessman and philanthropist
"Don’t worry when you are not recognised, but strive to be worthy of recognition." -Abraham Lincoln, former American President
"Recognition is not a scare resource. You can’t use it up or run out of it." -Susan M. Heathfield, human resources expert, United States
"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results." -Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet
"A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognises effort, they will get even better results." -Simon Sinek, British/American author and motivational speaker
"There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." -Billy Martin, American Major League Baseball manager
"It is important that you recognised your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing." -Rosemarie Rossetti, inspirational/motivational speaker, United States
"No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important." -Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman
"Recognition is the most inexpensive, easy-to-use motivational technique available to management." -Jim Clemmer, Canadian columnist, speaker and author
"Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work." -Tom Rath, American well-being consultant and author
"There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." -Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Macedonia
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