“We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.”- Jason Kidd
Team building quotes can inspire and motivate your team to work together and complete tasks efficiently. Being motivated by famous business leaders, historical figures, or even professional sports players can spark the fire that is needed to get the job done.
This week’s team building quote comes from one of the best point guards to ever play in the NBA. Jason Kidd stated this when he was picked second overall in the 1994 NBA draft by a losing franchise, the Dallas Mavericks.
Although some consider his statement uneducated because if he turned the team around 360 degrees they would still be in a losing direction, I beg to disagree. I challenge those critics to inform Kidd of his “mathematical mistake” after leading his team to the 2011 championship where his return to Dallas finally brought the city its first NBA title.
However, Kidd did not achieve this alone. He had a talented team behind him and believed in what his team could do.
Kidd is ranked second all time in assists which shows his dedication to being a team player. This year, after retiring as a player, he will be the head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd will have a new perspective of the game and will lead his team from the sideline instead of contributing to his team on the court.
Competitiveness and drive allow teams to work together and achieve their common goals. TeamBonding offers many team building competition programs like the Winery Team Challenge or Survey Says that, like playing on a sports team, will involve every member’s talents. A little friendly competition is an ingredient for success!
Does your office have any sports traditions that allow you to grow together outside the office?
We would love to hear how competition and sports motivate your office! Check back for more team building quotes each week and let us know which ones motivate you.
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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.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This week I went to a Versagility event.
I’m Joyce Ngo – public relations enthusiast, student, and currently TeamBonding marketing intern. This summer as part of my internship I will be focusing on social media and bringing the experience of the events and programs we do to the mass public from my perspective. You’ll get a behind the scenes view of what happens before the event and the preparation that goes into it. I’ll be posting blog posts about my observations and experience at each event. Basically, you’ll get to see what Joyce the Intern sees, no fluff. This time I went to a Polaroid Scavenger Hunt.
Memorial Day reminds us that summer is close but don’t forget what the true meaning behind the day is! Memorial Day can have different meanings for everyone. Often times, people use this day as a celebration for the arrival of summer. Cookouts, family reunions and a 3-day-weekend are all a blast but they can take away the importance of what the day truly signifies. While you celebrate good food and loved ones, don’t forget to pay your respects to those who have died fighting for our country. Pause, reflect and honor.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
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 that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be. (more…)
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