“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”- Thomas Edison
Sometimes teams need to be motivated in order to be the best that they can be. Team building quotes help us inspire each other while also allowing us to commemorate the great leaders of the past.
This week’s quote comes from one of the greatest inventors and entrepreneurs of the twentieth century, Thomas Edison. Although sometimes credited with the invention of the light bulb, Edison’s biggest accomplishments were the phonograph and motion picture camera. He did improve the already-invented light bulb by developing the first commercially practical incandescent light.
Like Henry Ford, Edison applied the principals of mass production and large-scale teamwork to his process of invention. Among other works, Edison is credited with the first industrial research laboratory dubbed “Menlo Park”.
It was the first institution built with the soul purpose of producing constant technological modernization and improvements on his many products. Most of his inventions were created here with the help of his team conducting research and following his direction. He was known to inspire his team by both his actions and his words.
Edison believed there is no substitute for hard work.
Doesn’t it feel better to accomplish something that you worked very hard on than to turn something in that you did last minute? Hard work and dedication really does pay off in the long run, and there is no telling how far your work can take you.
When was there a time that you felt like your hard work paid off?
We would love to hear your stories about your hard work and how you felt accomplished! Check back for more team building quotes each week and let us know which ones motivate you.
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively to improve teamwork. (more…)
We learn early in our lives that it’s better to win, and in order to win, we need to be competitive.
“Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”- Henry Kissinger In order to lead, sometimes it is necessary to inspire. Leaders invoke the passion and drive into their team in order for hard work to be done. Team bonding quotes have the ability to encourage, but they also allow us to remember the great leaders of the past.
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.
Be a good leader: Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety? (more…)
Team building applies to any field, even a football field. Following my favorite sports teams is my number one hobby! It’s fascinating to see how the most intense sports teams perform; the way they communicate, work together and understand each other. As fans, we care about the win! However, we have no idea what effort goes on behind the scenes. I realize that to have such a fierce demeanor as a team, it takes some work, teamwork. For players to cooperate, commit, and triumph, they first establish a fundamental core with team building.
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