We talk so much about success, yet we rarely talk about teamwork, which is the ingredient that inspires success. There is something uplifting about the fact that people can come together and collaborate to achieve wonderful things. Without teamwork, civilization wouldn’t exist.
Check out these quotes to remind yourself why you should appreciate your teammates more and how to make the most of your work relationships.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan
Talent is always a personal gift and its power is tremendous but even a talented individual will discover, at some point, that talent is not enough. Talent has its limits and that is where teamwork becomes essential.
Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek
The greatest thing about a team is that it combines the best qualities of all its people. The members of a team complete each other to form an unbeatable unity. Teamwork is the only path to a quick and solid success.
When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. – Russel Honore
The element that keeps people working together successfully is trust. Teamwork is impossible without a sense of trust that allows us to feel comfortable in relying on each other. Once trust has been established, a good team can take over the world.
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. – James Cash Penney
The wisest managers know that a team should not crush the aspirations or neglect the preferences and desires of its members. Teamwork is possible when individuals are allowed to give their best, in the way they prefer, to achieve a common goal.
Teamwork is a strategic decision. – Patrick Lencioni
Teamwork takes a lot of strategic planning, where the decision-making processes must be established beforehand. If each team member acts on their own, trying to impose their views and disregarding the views of the others, the team suffers.
I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition. – Jean-Francois Cope
Accepting to work in a team can take a toll on someone’s personal ambitions. However, this decision is sometimes the best to make, since teamwork forces us to learn an important set of skills, which can improve both our professional and personal lives.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. – Lee Iacocca
The efficiency and professionalism of a team can sometimes rely on the efficiency of its leader. The opposite is true as well. A good team with an incompetent leader will fail to achieve its purpose.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford
Being part of a good team is a wonderful thing. United by a common vision and common goals, a team goes through an intense series of highs and lows but always progresses towards success, one step at a time.
With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. – Tahir Shah
A team of highly competent and talented people can achieve great things but for that to happen, there is quite necessary for the members of that team to be inspired by a common vision or a common dream. Only enthusiasm and passion for that common link can ensure their unity.
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro
No matter how brilliant we are as individuals, the power of a single person is limited. Our mental and physical powers can hardly meet our ability to dream. The only solution is to trust other people to participate in our dreams. Teamwork pushes the limits of possibility further than we can imagine.
Teams share the burden and divide the grief. – Doug Smith
Working on a team gives you the chance to share your success with people you trust and respect and also gives you the safety of knowing that no matter how many troubles would plague you, there are people to count on.
A leader must inspire or his team will expire. – Orrin Woodward
Teamwork is efficient as long as there is an inspirational leading figure to motivate people. The role of motivation and enthusiasm can never be downplayed. Inspiration is the glue that brings people together and convinces them to keep going when things go wrong.
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. – Margaret Carty
Teamwork can become frustrating at times, but everyone agrees that it is reassuring to know that no matter what happens, you always have others to watch your back. This sense of unity is vital in business, where risks abound.
People achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. – Dr. Allan Fromme
Both selfishness and the need for collaboration seem to be ingrained in our genes. The ratio between the two differs from one person to another, yet it is a verifiable truth that working with other people leads to more impressive results than working against others.
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. – Norman Shidle
One of the things that can ruin teamwork is jealousy. There is nothing more damaging to a team than its members being envious of each other’s skills. In a good team, each member knows that his contribution is unique and knows how to respect the valuable contribution of the others.
Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi
Teamwork has achieved quite impressive results throughout our history. Nothing would have been achieved without people committing themselves to a common, greater goal. Group effort made our world possible.
Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. – Ifeanyi Onuoha
Each person has their own limits, which become obvious when working independently. However, even those with no special talents can achieve extraordinary results when paired with people who complement them well.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – HE Luccock
Teamwork can lead to results that surpass the expectations of the team in many wonderful ways. By collaborating with others, we are free to put to great use our talents while not letting our flaws set us back.
None of us is as smart as all of us. – Ken Blanchard
Success is more than just talent. It takes a lot of work, motivation, sacrifice, and patience to achieve something, which is why teamwork is always the best way to go. By combining the skills and intelligence of its many members, a team becomes unstoppable.
The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson
Being part of a team is amazing because it feels as though we take on a new kind of strength. We grow bigger than ourselves and we realize we are able of achieving those dreams that scared us before.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller
Individual success is impressive but it is hard to come by. When we work alone, there is no one to correct our mistakes or encourage our great ideas. Teamwork, on the other hand, eliminates many of the unfortunate problems of individual pursuits.
Teamwork makes the dream work. – Bang Gae
There are few things quite as impressive as a group of people fighting for the same dream. No matter how daring a dream may be, a good team can make it seem achievable. Teamwork has the power to demolish all boundaries and strive towards the impossible.
A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality. – John Carmack
The craziest and wisest visionaries of the world know that to make their dreams come true, they need a strong and loyal team to work with. When people combine their skills and motivate each other, any crazy vision becomes reasonable and possible.
I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion. – Mia Hamm
The success of a team relies on each member accepting to give their best to ensure the success of all, not just himself. The work and the success belong to each member equally, as each member sacrifices himself for the team.
Team synergy has an extraordinary impact on business results. – Patrick Lencioni
Getting smart, competitive people to form a team is not always enough. The thing that makes a good team is the compatibility of its members. Team synergy makes everything go smoother and faster.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Every member of a team is crucial, yet when people start to think that they contribute more than others, teamwork becomes unbearable. A team can function without one of its members, even though it will lose some of its power, but one person can never achieve the same as a team.
Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. – Patrick Lencioni
Teamwork puts us all in a vulnerable position. We have to expose our flaws and to stand up for our beliefs and ideas. However, as we learn to trust our team, these things become easier and require less conscious effort from our part.
Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable. – Chris Bradford
There is a wise saying which tells us that strength is in numbers. When it comes to success, this can only be true. A strong team, united by common values and aspiring to the same goal, can surpass incredible obstacles.
You are either supporting the vision or supporting division. – Saji Ijiyemi
When we are part of a team, we have the freedom to express our opinions but we must always remember that betraying the vision of the team means betrayal of the team itself. By not being supportive, we make room for division and unnecessary arguments.
It is the long history of humankind that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin
When we look at history, we discover that we have reached so far because we were able to work together for common goals. Collaboration is the key to all advancement. Those who are unable to communicate and work with others are always left behind.
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life. – Amy Poehler
Working in a team can change us for the better. When we find ourselves in a group of people who share the same dreams and work relentlessly to make them happen, we discover how powerful we are.