Work ethics are not something that are appropriate only to the workplace. It is really the application of those personal practices, principles and standards that are innate to each person. Do not be mislead; work ethics are no different than the very ones you use at home, or in any other place where or when you are required to act in concert with your internal attributes.
A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out.
You can't recount the validity of workplace ethics nor their application until you can speak of those you already possess. Byron R. Pulsifer
By far the biggest mistake people make when trying to change organizations is to plunge ahead without establishing a high enough sense of urgency in fellow managers and employees.
John P. Kotter, Leading Change
The most significant internal factor motivating change is the inherent human will of many to succeed, to advance, and to triumph. Dr. Amir Levy, Mastering Organizational Change
... if you want more supportive behavior in organizations, the culture needs to just get out of the way.
Kristi Hedges, The Inspiration Code
Every organization is on either the high road or the low road to employee and customer satisfaction.
John Putzier, The Everything HR Kit
Failures are the pillars of success.
Dreams do come true if you turn your dream into a goal and take action. Catherine Pulsifer
Speed of change is the driving force. Leading change competently is the only answer.
John P. Kotter, Leading Change
Ethics is the work environment are the ethics that are the mainstay of one's life prior to walking through the door. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
Smile. People don't want to be around those who are in the dumps. Carl Sommer
Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success. Author Unknown
Preferred behavior is comprised of honesty and solid morals. The unfolding of such behavior among others in any organization is the actionable results called ethics. Kate Summers
Vision plays a key role in producing useful change by helping to direct, align, and inspire actions on the part of large numbers of people. Without an appropriate vision, a transformation effort can easily dissolve into a list of confusing, incompatible, and time-consuming projects that go in the wrong direction or nowhere at all.
John P. Kotter, Leading Change
Positive thinking is about working with your naturally-given tools, and changing your viewpoint and perspective so that you don’t build obstacles in your life.
Brian Cagneey, Positive Thinking
He can who believes he can
... your own managerial style and ways to establish a motivating environment ....is fostered by a manager who is positive and supportive, sets a good example, clarifies expectations, and is flexible in the face of change.
Harriet Diamond, Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees
Opportunities are the beginning of change.
Suzie Doscher, Balance
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
Material things are not important, and while our jobs provide the means, the important things in life are the people who touched our lives. Catherine Pulsifer
The mistakes of others are good teachers
Habitual multitasking might save you some time, but it might also compromise the quality of work. Philip Vang
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves. Brian Tracy
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. Richard Bach
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." Elbert Hubbard
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. William J. Bennett
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. Gandhi
I don't believe that companies are necessarily prisons, but sometimes we make prisons of them by the way we choose to work there." Stephen C. Lundin, Ph D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen
The difference between living to work and working to live may be just what you need to reduce some of these mid-life health issues to a manageable level. Byron Pulsifer
The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the wall of our own homes. Harold B. Lee
Stress is not only created by how we see a situation, but also how we react to it. We do, in fact, control our own stress. So, if you are feeling "stressed out", you are responsible for creating that feeling. Catherine Pulsifer
The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work. G. K. Chesterton
There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. Robert Half
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul." Douglas MacArthur
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Churchill
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Carl W. Buechner
Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle
To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. Charles Horton Cooley
The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
Malcolm S. Forbes
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. Samuel Butler
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it. Eileen Caddy
Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something else. Paul Harvey
Failure teaches you more than success
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Max Ehrmann, Desiderata
Make yourself a promise that once you've finished that job, you're going to do something you really enjoy. Have a cup of coffee, go for a swim, whatever will get you motivated. Adrian Coppola, Get More Done!
No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive. Dr. Joyce Brothers
There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile
No matter who does you wrong, you don't have to stay defeated. Disappointments are inevitable, but misery is optional. Joel Osteen
And don't be discouraged if you make a mistake, fix it and move on - that is how we learn! Catherine and Byron Pulsifer
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. William Arthur Ward
Staying focused on your goals is the key to winning. Maureen O'Brien
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.
Many hands make light work
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united.
Alexander von Humboldt
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them. Thomas Kinkade
Work hard and play hard. But don't confuse the two. Author Unknown
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves. Francis J. Braceland
Success is a balance of life where we can meet our own expectations while at the same time achieving success in our commitments to others. Byron Pulsifer
First comes action, followed by motivation, followed by even more action. Alex Altman, Time Is Money
The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way. Eric Hoffer
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin H. Land
There’s no such thing as business ethics—there’s only ethics. People try to use one set of ethics for their professional life, another for their spiritual life, and still another at home with their family. That gets them into trouble. Ethics is ethics. If you desire to be ethical, you live it by one standard across the board.
John C. Maxwell, Ethics 101