13 Inspiring Company Culture and Employee Engagement Quotes

To add value to our Twitter followers (let’s connect! We’re @team6Q), we recently collected just over a dozen of our favourite inspiring leadership quotes about employee engagement and corporate culture and then turned them into a series of Twitter optimised images.

Since we’re already gone to the trouble of creating them as graphics, and sharing them on our never ending Twitter stream (ahem, most of the tweets are great), we thought we should give you a way of easily seeing all of them. So here goes!

Stephen Covey

Author Stephen R Covey is credited as saying “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers”.

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was famous for once stating “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited”.

Ben Simonton

“Turned on people figure out how to beat the competition, Turned off people only complain about being beaten by the competition” said Ben Simonton.

Tracy Streckenbach

In this New York Times article, Tracy Streckenbach said “Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole.”

Timothy Clark

Timothy R. Clark wrote, “Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it.”

Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson stated “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.”

Francis Hesselbein

“Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” said Francis Hesselbein, former CEO for the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Doug Conant

Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup once said ‘To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”


“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” is something Buddha was credited as saying.

Betty Bender

Betty Bender was the president of Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA) from 1986-1989, when she said “When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” said Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle.

Meghan Biro 

In this Forbes article, Meghan M. Biro wrote “Employees engage with employers and brands when they’re treated as humans worthy of respect.”

Marilyn Carlson

“On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work.” said former CEO of Carlson Companies, Marilyn Carlson.


What was your favourite employee engagement or company culture quote above? Have your own favourite inspiring quotation to suggest? Please share it with us on Twitter; we’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

Here’s to an inspiring week ahead for you!

Lauren Clarke

Lauren Clarke

Lauren writes for 6Q and a number of other blogs from her home office in Australia. She spends her time writing, reading and changing US to International English on many articles that she edits.