“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”- Herb Brooks
Sometimes a team just needs that extra motivational boost to get their spirits up, perform to the best of their ability and achieve success. Team building quotes can be that motivation to allow a team to come together as one.
With the closing of another Olympic Games in Sochi, the great athletes that train so hard for the chance to fight for their country and succeed as a team are heading home. Athletes from across the world give up their lives for the opportunity to compete on the world’s biggest stage.
Every two years the world watches from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs that these athletes go through. In the end, medal or no medal, each athlete has had the opportunity and the honor to compete as one country, one team and develop new relationships across sports.
This week’s team building quote comes Herb Brooks who, after playing hockey himself for the US, coached US Men’s Ice Hockey to arguably its greatest team success of all time. Dubbed the “Miracle on Ice,” the US national team – made up of amateur and collegiate hockey players – upset the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY. The Soviets had won six of the previous seven gold medals in the Olympics and were favorited to defeat the Americans.
Brooks believed in his players. He knew the game was their moment. Before the game, he said in the locker room, “You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.” Disney released a film about the 1980 Olympic team success in 2004 called ‘Miracle’ and Brooks served as a consultant during principal photography; however, the film was completed shortly before his death. At the end of the movie there is a dedication: “He never saw it. He lived it.”
The 1980 Olympic team players were amateurs. ABC sports anchor Jim McKay compared the teams to a group of Canadian college football players defeating the recent Super Bowl champions. However, they played and they succeeded as a team. The team’s coach and country inspired them and gave them the opportunity to work together to achieve greatness.
The 1980 Olympic hockey game is still recognized as one of the greatest sports moments in history, and in 1999 Sports Illustrated named it the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century.
Was there ever a time at work that your team success came from an opportunity that didn’t seem possible?
Let us know about your own miracles! 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 be the best you can be.
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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