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50+ Sincere and Motivational Words of Recognition for Employees

50+ Sincere and Motivational Words of Recognition for Employees

One of the most important of many character traits you must build as an employer, is to be a leader. Managing so many different personalities, while still acknowledging each employees individuality in order to bring out the best in them is part of what characterises good leadership. How else would you be able to successfully interact with so many different employees at the same time?

You must be able to get the best out of your employees so, let them know that they are appreciated. This objective can easily be reached by using sincere and motivational words of recognition.

Words of recognition for noteworthy problem solving/ project management skills


01“I am proud of you, we had a big problem and you rose to the occasion.”


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02“Congratulations. You have really outdone yourself.”


03“We are always in safe hands whenever you are around. Thank you!”


04“You are exceptional. You always see the bigger picture in every situation.”


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05“Well-done. I appreciate the way you turn challenging issues around.”


06“Just when the company thinks we’re stuck you come up with ideas and every problem comes falling like a house of cards. Thank you!”


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07“The company is continuously impressed by your exceptional mastery of project management. Well done!”


08“Obviously, it seems no obstacle can come between you and whatever goals you set out to accomplish. Great job.”



09“You have all the great makings of a problem-solving leader. Keep up the good work.”


10“Most project managers like to follow pre-set rules, but you always find a way to think out of the box. Well done!”


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11“I admire your enthusiasm. The way you dedicate yourself to tasks handed to you is nothing short of impressive.”


12“You always perform exceptionally well whenever we give you a task.”


13“Without your overseeing and problem-solving approach to predicaments, this company would have been lost. Thank you!”


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14“Anything worth doing at all is worth doing well; I believe that is why you don’t give in to pressure. Good job.”


15“An employee today becoming an employer tomorrow is not a farfetched concept for you with your phenomenal qualities. Keep up the great job!”


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Words of recognition for creativity


16“You always have a distinctive way of handling projects.”


17“You pay attention to details. That is one of the great features of a hard worker.”


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18“The excellent work you put into this company will not go unnoticed. Keep up the good work!”


19“You always employ considerable ingenuity in every task you carry out.”


20“Your vision has saved us a lot of fortune in this company. Well done!”


21“I can leave anytime, knowing I leave my company in your hands.”


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22“You are a source of inspiration to other co-workers around you.”


23“The impeccable way you handled that job is pure genius.”



24“We are very appreciative of how you go above and beyond for this organization.”


25“I have tested your creativity in so many ways you have not let me down. Great job!”


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26“You seem to have mastered the art of turning all weak points to your advantage.”


27“Ever since you joined this company you have showed exceptional creativity.”


28“With great achievements come greater responsibilities. You have not let me down.”


29“You have a way of making quick, yet sound decisions in the heat of the moment. I like your creativity.”


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Words of recognition for their input during a meeting


30“You don’t leave things to chance, that is what makes you special. Bravo!”


31“Our meetings are never complete without your input, that’s why we always need an employee like you. Thank you!”


32“We should put you in charge of our meetings. You always come so prepared.”


33“You never cease to amaze us all with your deep insights. Thank you very much.”


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34“We are always glad to have you on board.”


35“The way you come up with great ideas and initiatives are enviable. Excellent!”



36“This company is lucky to have an employee with your kind of insights.”


37“The immense contribution you make shows that you are on a journey to greatness.”


38“It is amazing how you are always up to speed on things. You are really good at what you do. Keep up the good work!”


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39“The way at which you view matters are always new and refreshing.”


40“Not every employee has your kind of intuition.”


41“I always look forward to hearing what you have to say in our meetings.”


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42“I must say; the way you are going you are due for a promotion soon. Keep up the awesome work!”


43“I am pleased to have your infallible perspective on board here today.”


44“Thank you for always bestowing us with your contribution.”


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Words of recognition for a good work ethic


45“You are more principled than most co-workers I know.”


46“If morality was a person, you would be that person.”


47“You repeatedly model good behavior, and that has infected your co-workers.”


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48“You are very good at blending professional respect with friendship.”


49“Putting other co-workers before yourself is excellent teamwork, and that is what you do.”


50“We need more virtuous employees like you.”


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51“You always see the good side of your fellow teammates, and that’s a great trait.”


52“The way you relate to your co-workers show you are sympathetic and kind.”


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53“More co-workers need to incorporate your work ethic.”


54“It seems quite impossible to catch you unprepared for unexpected responsibilities.”



Words of recognition have tremendous power and effect on employees, they can even reduce the rate of employee turnover. Make sure your words are real and genuine or your intentions can backfire. Make it a point to acknowledge their efforts occasionally, especially when a great deed has been done.

Sometimes these words could be used during a pep talk, when giving an award, or just when you think you need to commend an employee.

There can never be enough inspirational words and trust me, the little efforts you put into making your employees feel better go a long way and they take it to heart.