It’s almost Easter so time for something a little different.
Communication in the workplace throws up classic quotes every single day – it’s the nature of our business. Here’s some of our favourite quotes on communication… with a few, ahem, rib-ticklers tagged on the end.
I’ve even categorised them for you because that’s the kind of list-loving, obsessional dare-devil I am….
The Ones That Truly Matter
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
“Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.”
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”
The Ones That Are Common Sense
“Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood.”
Jr. Freeman Teague
“A company is people … employees want to know… am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.”
“Good words are worth much, and cost little.”
“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
The Ones to Bend Your Brain
“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.”
“Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours.”
The One With The Most Surreal Employee Engagement Approach Ever
So you listen to me and you listen well. Are you behind on you credit card bills? Good, pick up the phone and start dialing! Is your landlord ready to evict you? Good! Pick up the phone and start dialing! Does your girlfriend think you’re a worthless loser? Good! Pick up the phone and start dialing! I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich!
Jordan Belmont, Wolf of Wall Street
The One Which Is Truthful And Oozing Underlying Aggression
“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.”
The One With The Second Most Surreal Employee Engagement Approach Ever
“Some of you seem to have got off on the wrong foot with me. You didn’t like some of the jokes I told earlier. You’ve got to chill out. Trust me, this is what I do, all right? You will never work in a place like this again. This is brilliant – fact. And you will never have another boss like me. Someone who’s basically a chilled out entertainer.”
The One With The Rapper
“Stop, collaborate and listen.”
The One Where A Legendary Cartoon Character Puts Us Firmly In Our Place
“Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!”
This article first appeared on LinkedIn Pulse here…