“Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.” – Sammy Davis Jr.
Quotes are a great tool for motivating employees and yourself. They can help inspire teams and leaders to work together through many different situations. Familiar, eloquent voices encourage to connect through a common interest. This week’s quote comes from Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy was an American singer, dancer, actor, and musician who was an idol during the 1960s and 1970s. He had roles from Hollywood to Broadway and even became a star in Las Vegas giving him the nickname “Mister Show Business”. Sammy’s relationship with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra became known as the “Rat Pack,” featured in Ocean’s 11 and many other films. His many achievements were recognized by a plethora of award nominees, including awards from the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, Golden Globes, and his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A Successful Leader
Sammy was not only a great performer, but he was an active citizen who fought for his rights in the Civil Rights movement. Although criticized as a Democrat for his support of President Nixon, he continued to show his political views to the public partly due to Nixon’s pro-Israeli mentality. He gave the startled President a hug during a live television broadcast. Sammy saw value in crossing the isle to support policies that he felt a strong need to support.
Behind the Scenes
Sammy’s quote touches on the nature of success. Success is not valued by money or status, but by being an active human being and working with others in society. Even though Sammy was brought up in the spotlight, he valued teamwork and relationships over recognition for his own talents. Sammy is still respected today for his comedy, musical talent, and film career, but also he is known for his personality and love of life.
As a leader, motivating employees is about making these types of human connections “behind the scenes”. We are all drawn to people to whom we have obvious connections; however, it is important for you to connect with your entire team – especially team members with different views and strategies than your own. The Progressive Networking Dinner is a great team building program to help get you started.
How have your personal relationships within your team helped you improve performance? We’d like to hear your stories about motivating employees.
Let us know how you value getting along in the workplace! Check out our blog every week for more team building quotes to inspire you and your team, and let us know which ones motivate you to excellence.
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Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
Team building exercises with PowerPoints and icebreakers are great. But if you really want your team to come together than blurting off odd facts probably won’t cut it. When you’re looking to get your corporate team out of the office and interacting with each other, check out these 9 Best Team Building Activities in Atlanta.
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind what you achieved in the past year, both positives and negatives. The truth is, while we can make as many New Year’s resolutions as we want, they won’t come to fruition if you don’t actually have the motivation and care to.
Last Week TeamBonding Celebrated Giving Tuesday in a Big Way! David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding, decided to encourage donations by matching every staff member’s individual donation. As a result of David and Wendy’s generosity, and the generosity of our incredible team, we were able to raise $2,000 for a variety of charities. It was a heartwarming display of kindness and collaboration from the TeamBonding crew and their leaders. Our team explains why they gave to their chosen charities below.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
This year TeamBonding celebrated Thanksgiving with our very own Teamsgiving hosted by David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding. As you can probably imagine, things can get a bit busy in the TeamBonding offices. From facilitating events all over the country to developing a new and improved website, we have our hands full. In the spirit of the holiday season, we decided to take a step back and give thanks to our incredible team with a Teamsgiving celebration. Check out some of the highlights below:
Sure, Halloween is for trick-or-treating and dressing your kids up in cute costumes, but we think the adults deserve a treat too! It’s National Pumpkin Day and we’re bringing you three creative ways to incorporate pumpkins into your next grown-up party!
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