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He gives twice who gives quickly. Publilius Syrus (1st century BC), Roman writer of maxims Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues  

 

Put your fear and doubt aside, and you will surely discover the greatness in you. We all have it in us, but only a few have the courage and confidence to show theirs to the world. Edmond Mbiaka

It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages. Henry Ford (1863-1947), American founder of the Ford Motor Company

 

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German writer, philosopher & scientist

The greatest gift anyone can give another person: believing in them. Paraphrased from a quote by Jim Valvano (1946-1993), American college basketball coach: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States (from 1901 to 1909) Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues  

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk (1914-1995), American medical researcher who discovered the polio vaccine

 

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. Woody Allen (b. 1935), American actor, director, comedian & author

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. Richard Whately (1787-1863), English theologian & Archbishop of Dublin

A first failure is often a blessing. Attributed to A.L. Brown

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison (1847-1931), American inventor of the light bulb Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues

Every failure is a step to success. William Whewell (1794-1866), English priest & polymath

 

Light is the task when many share the toil. Homer (~8th century BC), Greek poet

Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.
Cary Grant (1904-1986), English-American film actor

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright & journalist

We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States (from 1913 to 1921)


An agreeable companion on a journey is as good as a carriage. Publilius Syrus (1st century BC), Roman writer of maxims

 

Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British Prime Minister & novelist Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues  

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca (~4 BC–65 AD), Roman philosopher, statesman & dramatist

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. Richard Bach (b. 1936), American writer

Change always comes bearing gifts. Price Pritchett (b. 1941), American business advisor & change expert

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done. Marian Wright Edelman (b. 1939), American activist for the rights of children

 

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. Attributed to John E. Southard

Praise the bridge that carried you over. George Colman “the Younger” (1762-1836), English dramatist & writer Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues

Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965), American Supreme Court Justice

The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves. Susan RoAne, American networking expert, motivational speaker & author

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English author & creator of A Dictionary of the English Language

Well then, if ever I thank any man, I’ll thank you. William Shakespeare (~1564-1616), English playwright & poet. From: As You Like It, Act II, Scene 5

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. Frank Tyger (1929-2011), American cartoonist & writer

You gave me your time, the most thoughtful gift of all. Dan Zadra, American communications consultant, publisher & motivational author. From: Gratitude

A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track, – but one inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), American priest & social reformer Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker quotes and Sayings

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. Traditional saying

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900), American author & journalist

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), American author & aviator

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw (b. 1940), American TV journalist & author

I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British Prime Minister & novelist

Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures. Attributed to Gene Brown

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius (551-479 BC), Chinese philosopher, politician & teacher Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues  

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

Do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), First Lady of the United States (from 1933 to 1945)

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote (1924-1984), American author

Today’s opportunities erase yesterday’s failures. Attributed to Gene Brown

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius (551-479 BC), Chinese philosopher, politician & teacher

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

Do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), First Lady of the United States (from 1933 to 1945)

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote (1924-1984), American author

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), American writer Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker quotes and Sayings

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States (from 1861 to 1865)

Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. J.C. Watts (b. 1957), American politician

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford (1863-1947), American founder of the Ford Motor Company

Apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill (1883-1979), American motivational author

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence. Author unknown

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Unknown Positive Quotes for Coworkers| Co-Worker Quotes and Sayings|Colleagues  

10 Ways to Encourage Co-Worker Respect

Written by: N Nayab • edited by: Michele McDonough

Ways to encourage co-worker respect include establishing a strong work-ethic reinforced by integrity, attitude and knowledge sharing, and maintaining good interpersonal relationships reinforced by good communications, approachability and empathy. The key to success lies in honing such traits.

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1. Strong Work Ethic

The world loves a winner. As John F Kennedy once said: “Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.” The best way to impress co-workers and earn their respect is by excelling at one’s job and establishing a reputation as a no-nonsense performer.

The way to achieve such high standards of performance is by inculcating a strong work ethic that gives priority to the task at hand and the overall corporate goal instead of playing office politics or trying to acquire fame and glory at the cost of hampering overall organizational interests.

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2. Integrity

The performance-oriented work ethic needs reinforcement with high levels of integrity based on trust. The ways to earn respect by displaying integrity at work include:

    • being       honest by telling the truth always
    • not       compromising on company policies and procedures
    • admitting       mistakes and owning up responsibility when things go wrong instead of       trying to pass the blame to others
    • taking       care to behave appropriately at work
    • developing       a strong sense of justice
    • showing       gratitude and acknowledging the efforts of others instead of trying to       claim undeserved credit
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3. Positive Attitude

Maintaining equanimity and a positive attitude, even during an adverse situation, is a good test of character and those who succeed at it invariably earn co-worker respect.

Some ways to develop and maintain a positive and cheerful attitude include:

    • maintaining       a sense of humor without going overboard
    • learning       from mistakes and taking setbacks as learning experiences
    • remaining       confident of one’s own abilities
    • remaining       motivated at work to spur achievement and spreading inspirational quotes
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4. Resource Person

Among the best ways to encourage co-worker respect is by becoming a team player and positioning oneself as a guide, resource person, or troubleshooter in one’s area of expertise. Co-workers, irrespective of whether they are seniors or juniors, are likely to respect someone who helps them when struck with issues they cannot resolve on their own.

The key however is not to let such help affect one’s own work. The foundation for gaining co-worker respect is competence in one’s own work and falling short on one’s own work expectations while trying to help others is counter-productive – and the best way of losing respect rather than gaining respect.

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5. Knowledge Sharing

People seeking co-worker respect would do well to take the initiative to share knowledge and create a learning organization. Co-workers respect and look forward to interacting with people who provide avenues to develop their skills and career, and make their work interesting.

Some ways to share knowledge include:

    • sending       e-mail forwards of useful and relevant information without spamming       inboxes
    • keeping       abreast of latest developments and using such knowledge to make both       casual and formal conversations enriching
    • seek       out relevant books and periodicals from others and offer the same to       those interested
    • volunteer       to offer awareness sessions on general concepts such as total quality       management and other topics of general interest
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6. Interpersonal Relationships

Most people appreciate and respect people who maintain healthy interpersonal relationships with others without getting too involved in their personal matters. The trick in maintaining such a delicate balance is an understanding of where to draw the line when it comes to involvement in co-workers’ personal matters. A striking example is refraining from asking the other person’s salary.

A related consideration is to maintain equanimity at office parties and social gatherings and not to go overboard and lose one’s sense with excessive drinking.

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7. Empathy vs Sympathy

Most people sympathize with the problems of issues faced by their co-workers. Sympathy is an understanding that the other person is upset and offering commiserations or condolences whereas empathy is finding out why the co-worker is upset, sharing the pain, and offering solutions. Showing sympathy is soon forgotten whereas taking the effort to empathize helps earn long lasting respect from the co-worker.

On a related note, people have their own problems without listening to those of others, and it is best to keep personal problems at home without discussing them with co-workers.

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8. Clear Communications

Very often, poor communication creates misunderstandings. People get offended when they perceive one thing when the communicator might actually have meant something else. Ways to ensure clear communication include

    • using       simple and easy to understand words, depending on the recipient of the       communication
    • trying       to get feedback to ensure the communication is not misunderstood
    • clarifying       doubts for possible misunderstandings in received communications
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9. Approachability

Maintaining approachability always is the key to healthy interactions with co-workers, and thereby indispensable for earning co-worker respect. Ways to do so include:

    • being       approachable to everybody without acting like a busybody or cutting       people off
    • returning       phone calls
    • respecting       others by being polite and courteous
    • hearing       others’ points of view even if one tends to disagree with them
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10. Be True to Thine Own Self

William Shakespeare’s quote in Hamlet: “This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day” holds very true while attempting to gain co-worker respect.

All the above points might create a positive impression in the minds of co-workers, but to establish long lasting respect it is imperative that such behavior is natural. Artificial behavior soon shows out and the key to retaining co-worker respect is acquiring the above pointers as natural habits.

 

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