Tag: Work

Quotes September 06, 2021

“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.”
Pearl S. Buck
“The miracle is not that we do the work, but that we are happy to do it.”
Mother Teresa
Before the reward, there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”
Ralph Ransom
“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
Theodore Roosevelt
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.”
Arnold J. Toynbee
“A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.”
Elbert Hubbard
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”
Donovan Bailey

Quotes January 22, 2018

“People are craving human interaction. That’s going to move the needle more than any technology you could ever dream up.”
Tina Sharkey, cofounder and CEO, Brandless
“We have an open office culture that’s really fun. It bothers me when it’s too quiet. We play cool music. The team gets very stressed out when I play ’70s country.”
John Foley, cofounder and CEO, Peloton
“I lead from the heart. If something touches my heart, then I speak on it. There is great power in being direct.”
Andy Cohen, host, Watch What Happens Live
“Our model is [to cooperate] with government. The ingredient that can overcome anything is government wanting to tackle a problem.”
Dan Katz, director of public policy and U.S. projects, Virgin Hyperloop One
“Whatever is going on, your number-one responsibility is to have a mind-set at work that says, ‘We can solve this.’ ”
David Miliband, president and CEO, International Rescue Committee
“You can make waves or [be a] wave rider. You can never do both at the same time.”
Mark Motonaga, partner, Rios Clementi Hale

“Women Are Teachable”: This 1940s Booklet to Assist Male Bosses in Supervising Their New Female Employees

In a re-discovered 1940s guide for how male bosses should treat female employees, men were amusingly told that “women are teachable.” The guide shows just how much the work place has changed since World War II.

By 1944, over half of American adult women were employed outside the home, making invaluable contributions to the war effort. As women went about their duties, supervisors often worried about effectively assimilating them into the workforce. This publication from the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) awkwardly attempted to assist supervisors with managing their new female employees.

But many of America’s supervisors had never had to deal with women in the workplace and many felt women not only belonged in the home, but were simply unable to learn how to work in a man’s world. So, RCA thought this guide would be helpful in order to keep America on its war footing.

The implications in the text are somewhat amusing in that it seems to have been assumed that men were tougher of spirit, could take criticism better, didn’t take things personally, and perhaps were easier to keep working in unclean and unsafe working conditions.

After all, many of these lines of advice seem like a good way to treat any employee; as opposed to just women!

Following the image of each page of the booklet with the text below (please click on the images to view them larger):

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Quotes January 14, 2018

“It’s much easier to work hard and put in the time when there is a constant reminder that our efforts are helping people succeed.”
Ryan Williams, cofounder and president, Jopwell
“Effective communication means taking in not just what’s said but what’s unsaid, which is often more important.”
Kai Falkenberg, first deputy commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
“A lot of times things that are quite serious come about from what at first looked a little ridiculous.”
Amy Whitaker, author and assistant professor, New York University
“I can’t do it without a team. My head would be spinning—you would think I was in The Exorcist.”
Michael Strahan, cofounder, SMAC Entertainment
“Good leaders know that humor and tenacity will get them further than anger and chaos.”
Caryl Stern, president and CEO, UNICEF USA
“The best ideas come from the strangest places.”
Baiju Bhatt, cofounder, Robinhood
“Leadership is a choice. It’s not just on high, being in a glass tower. It’s all about connection, which builds trust, which builds empathy.”
Claude Silver, chief heart officer, VaynerMedia
“Good ideas do not spread on their own. And that’s especially true in the public sector. Bike share was started 35 years ago.”
Jim Anderson, head of government innovation programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies
“Giving work is so much more powerful than giving other types of aid. Work is at the core of human dignity. When we deny refugees the right to work, we are denying them a fundamental human right.”
Leila Janah, founder and CEO, Samasource