Quotes for Office Managers

Inspirational Quotes for Office Managers

As a medical office manager, you’re in a challenging role. You’re sandwiched somewhere between physicians and staff, and it’s your job to keep everything running smoothly. You have fingers in every pie, from providing customer service, to supporting accounting, to helping take vitals. When something goes wrong, everyone turns to you.

If you’re like most office managers, you were promoted from another position, and you did not receive formal management training. As the only manager in the office, when things get rough, you have nobody to turn to for advice but yourself.

In the not-so-distant past, we asked our elders for advice. Nowadays, we reach out to other employees, who don’t know what to do either. To quote inspirational-quotes-hq.com: “It becomes a case of the blind leading the blind.”

So how can quotes help us in our professional lives? Quotes give us free advice from people who have walked in our shoes, people who have been there, done that. They inspire, teach and help put things in perspective. The ones that we need to hear resonate within us. We remember them, and they give us direction.

In our quest to help you not only survive but thrive, we have come up with the following inspirational quotes for office managers. We hope some of these can give you comfort during a stressful day. If you’re looking for practical advice, please read our Office Manager Survival Guide.

Quotes for Office Managers: Leadership

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader… they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal.” — Lisa Haisha

“Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” — Brian Tracy

“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.” — Ralph Marston

“[…] leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” — Steve Jobs

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” —Lao Tzu

“The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘go!’ – a leader says, ‘let’s go!'”– E.M. Kelly

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Quotes for Office Managers: Employees

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. but if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat, and tears.” — Simon Sinek

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” — Richard Branson

“In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people & then getting out of their way.” — Tina Fey

“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.” — Jim Goodnight

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” — Stephen R. Covey

“Hire Character. Train Skills” — Peter Schutz

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Quotes for Office Managers: Difficult People

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Wise people ignore.”– Albert Einstein

“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.”– Guatama Buddha

“Negative people don’t want solutions. Solutions mean they have to work to find something else to be negative about.” — Tom Ziglar

“Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.” — Steven V. Thulon

“If you can’t go around it, over it, or through it, you had better negotiate with it.”– Ashleigh Brilliant

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Quotes for Office Managers: Adversity

“When you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.” — Henry Kissinger

“You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.”– unknown

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway”. — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it.” — Hannah Brencher

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill

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Quotes for Office Managers: Teamwork

“You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” — Robyn Benincasa

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself to praise the skills of others. — Norman Shidle

“Note to Self: Be the type of coworker who delivers more positive contribution than negative chaos – each day – to our team.” — Ty Howard

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” — Phil Jackson

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard

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Quotes for Office Managers: Motivation

“When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” — Unknown

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.” — Robert Tew

“Note to self: If you were able to believe in Santa Clause for 8 years, you can believe in yourself for 5 seconds. You got this.” —

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Nothing will work unless you do.” — Maya Angelou

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Communication

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” — Bryant H. McGill

“If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.” — Dave Willis

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply“. — Stephen R. Covey

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain

“Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” — Desmond Tutu
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