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13 Best Motivational
Quotes to Inspire
You at Work
Alone we can do so
little; together we can
do so much
- Helen Keller
If you ever find
yourself making
excuses for not doing
something, check out
Helen Keller - blind and
deaf since birth, yet...
To live a creative life,
we must lose our fear
of being wrong
- Anonymous
Fear of failure stops
us all… and we have
far more “little
failures” each day
than big ones. Why
not embrace them
all? You...
Whatever the mind
can conceive and
believe, it can achieve
- Napoleon Hill
Despite being cursed
with the name of a
delusional politician,
Mr Hill managed to
singlehandedly kick
off the industry we
...
If I feel depressed, I
go to work. Work is an
antidote for depression
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Mrs Roosevelt forged
a career for herself
quite separate to First
Lady, and remains
admired across all
political sides to ...
A wise man adapts himself
to circumstances, as water
shapes itself to the vessel
that contains it
- Chinese proverb
The Chinese know
a thing or two
about changing
circumstances. And
in today’s workplace,
the more adaptable
you are, the mo...
If everyone is moving
forward together, then
success takes care of itself
- Henry Ford
He wasn’t exactly
politically correct, but
nobody can argue with
Ford’s ability to build
a production process
copied today...
If opportunity doesn’t
knock, build a door
- Milton Berle
Or why not build more
than one? Today’s
collaboration software
lets you open as many
portals and pathways
as your imaginat...
If you cannot do great
things, do small things in
a great way
- Napoleon Hill
The second of our
quotes from the Dale
Carnegie of the 19th
century is relevant to
- well, basically all of
us. How many w...
If PLAN A doesn’t work,
the alphabet has 25
more letters!
- Claire Cook
Those who succeed
often failed a lot
of times. (You’ll be
surprised how many
“overnight successes”
spent the previous 25
y...
People often say that
motivation doesn’t
last. Well, neither does
bathing. That’s why we
recommend it daily
- Zig Ziglar
The Zig is right, and
collaboration is no
different. When you
use software like
videoconferencing,
whiteboarding, and
webi...
Life is 10% what
happens to me and 90%
how I react to it
- Charles Swindoll
A big one here. You
can’t control others
- but you can control
yourself. Being the
voice of calmness
and reason will win
y...
Happiness cannot be
travelled to, owned,
earned, or worn. It is the
spiritual experience of
living every minute with
love,...
American
motivational speaker
Denis impressed us
by the team spirit
he shows in sharing
his life with Love,
Grace, and Gra...
Successful people are
always looking for
opportunities to help
others. Unsuccessful
people are always asking,
‘What’s in i...
Brian Tracy sounds
suspiciously like he
flew Thunderbirds for
International Rescue
in his youth, but he still
had time to ...
Takeaways:
•	 Not all quotes are from
celebrities and gurus - some
are great for business
•	 Research shows 100% of
motiva...
Start motivating and empowering your
workforce, without the need for quotes -
download:
The connected
business: Generating...
Collaboration is leadership.
Start leading with Arkadin
Collaboration Services.
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13 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire You at Work

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The best motivational quotes sum up a great deal about life and work. This SlideShare sorts the fantastic from the fluff.

OK, they might not be welcome when they pop up for the 1000th time on Facebook. But motivating quotes aren’t the sole preserve of reality TV celebs and self-styled New Age gurus - and they don’t all feature pictures of people doing yoga on the beach!

In the new world of work, memorable phrases are those that remind us why we get up in the morning. They’re about helping others. Building our careers. Creating value where there was none.

Today’s technology-enhanced workplace is a land of opportunity, where a business-changing idea is as likely to come from a new hire as an old soak. With one common denominator: those who forge ahead share an interest in what new technology can do. Enabling new forms of creative collaboration and communication.

With an eye on today’s collaborative, communicating workplace, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite motivational quotes - together with the reasons we chose them. Give them a try! And if you really hate the ones here, you could always try despair.com.

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13 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire You at Work

  1. 1. 13 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire You at Work
  2. 2. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller
  3. 3. If you ever find yourself making excuses for not doing something, check out Helen Keller - blind and deaf since birth, yet lived a productive life that touched millions. Now try complaining about that meeting you can’t avoid. Source: www.mantlethought.org
  4. 4. To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong - Anonymous
  5. 5. Fear of failure stops us all… and we have far more “little failures” each day than big ones. Why not embrace them all? You might fall flat on your face. Or you might fly. Either way, collaborating with others closely will max out the chance of success. Source: www.radio1.nl
  6. 6. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve - Napoleon Hill
  7. 7. Despite being cursed with the name of a delusional politician, Mr Hill managed to singlehandedly kick off the industry we today call “personal development”. If you can dream it, someone can do it. Be that someone. Source: www.lakeybanget.com
  8. 8. If I feel depressed, I go to work. Work is an antidote for depression - Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. 9. Mrs Roosevelt forged a career for herself quite separate to First Lady, and remains admired across all political sides to this day. Maybe because she worked herself to cheerfulness each day. Staying in touch with team members and colleagues is a proven aid to happiness at work. Why not take the lead? Source: www.savethestorks.com
  10. 10. A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it - Chinese proverb
  11. 11. The Chinese know a thing or two about changing circumstances. And in today’s workplace, the more adaptable you are, the more opportunities will come your way. Especially if you share your enthusiasm across social media with professional communication and collaboration tools.
  12. 12. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself - Henry Ford
  13. 13. He wasn’t exactly politically correct, but nobody can argue with Ford’s ability to build a production process copied today in every factory, everywhere in the world. Get everyone on the same page - perhaps with a webinar, online Q&A, or videoconference - and success is assured. Source: www.nedhardy.com
  14. 14. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door - Milton Berle
  15. 15. Or why not build more than one? Today’s collaboration software lets you open as many portals and pathways as your imagination will hold. Considering Berle lived for nearly a century, he had plenty of time to build his. Source: www.pinterest.com
  16. 16. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way - Napoleon Hill
  17. 17. The second of our quotes from the Dale Carnegie of the 19th century is relevant to - well, basically all of us. How many world- changing things will you do today… compared to non-world-changing, but really useful small things? See how many items on your To-Do list could be completed today with a friendly teleconference or online brainstorming session. Source: www.nickreport.com
  18. 18. If PLAN A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! - Claire Cook
  19. 19. Those who succeed often failed a lot of times. (You’ll be surprised how many “overnight successes” spent the previous 25 years practising.) Just don’t run out of ideas before you get to Z. Source: www. authors.simonandschuster.com
  20. 20. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily - Zig Ziglar
  21. 21. The Zig is right, and collaboration is no different. When you use software like videoconferencing, whiteboarding, and webinars daily, they’ll become a part of your life - as natural as, well, taking a bath. And like bathing, you get very good at it after a while. Source: www.richestnetworth.org
  22. 22. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it - Charles Swindoll
  23. 23. A big one here. You can’t control others - but you can control yourself. Being the voice of calmness and reason will win you plaudits in the workplace - and with today’s software you can mediate conflicts across more channels than face-to-face, too. Source: www.insight.org
  24. 24. Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude - Denis Waitley
  25. 25. American motivational speaker Denis impressed us by the team spirit he shows in sharing his life with Love, Grace, and Gratitude. Source: www.blissbusiness.com
  26. 26. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ - Brian Tracy
  27. 27. Brian Tracy sounds suspiciously like he flew Thunderbirds for International Rescue in his youth, but he still had time to turn in a great quote. And when you try communication and collaboration the way they’re best used, you’ll find helping others automatically delivers something for you, too. Source: www. starrfmonline.com
  28. 28. Takeaways: • Not all quotes are from celebrities and gurus - some are great for business • Research shows 100% of motivational quotes have value in the workplace • Sometimes great communication takes just seconds - these quotes prove it!
  29. 29. Start motivating and empowering your workforce, without the need for quotes - download: The connected business: Generating a collaborative culture, how to build innovation in your enterprise Download now Strategic Effective Flexible Generating a collaborative culture, how to build innovation in your enterpriseThe connected business: Strategic Effective Flexible Generating a collaborative culture, how to build innovation in your enterprise The connected business:
  30. 30. Collaboration is leadership. Start leading with Arkadin Collaboration Services.

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