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By: David Goldstein|October 19, 2012| Save This Idea


What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.
– W. Edward Deming

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
– Babe Ruth

We are most effective as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear.
– Unknown

A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is also a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken!
– Bonnie Edelstein

A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.
– Swahili proverb

Wearing the same shirts doesn’t make a team.
– Buchholz and Roth

A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.
– Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value.
– Unknown

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
– Michael Jordan

None of us is as smart as all of us.
– Ken Blanchard

No man is wise enough by himself.
– Plautus

Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
– Stephen Covey

If you don’t kick things around with people, you are out of it. Nobody, I always say, can be anybody without somebody being around.
– John Wheeler

In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.
– Mark Sanborn

When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
– Joe Paterno

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skill of the others.
– Norman S Hidle

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
– Alexis Carrel, Reflections on Li

The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve.
– Mark Sanborn

We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
– Jason Kidd

Teamwork doesn’t tolerate the inconvenience of distance.
– Unknown

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
– Japanese proverb

It is amazing how much people get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
– Swahili proverb

There is not I in Teamwork.
– Unknown

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
– H.E. Luccock

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
– Doug Floyd

Wild ducks make a lot of noise, but they also have the sense to benefit from occasionally flying in formation.
– Unknown

It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.
– Unknown

Teamwork divides the task and double the success.
– Unknown

None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
– Mother Teresa

Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
– Dennis Kinlaw

We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.
– Petronii Arbitri Satyricon AD 66

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
– William B. Given, Jr.

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.
– Vince Lombardi

Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
– Vince Lombardi

It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part.
Casey Stengel


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