Team Building
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Team Building Quotes

Last updated:
17 Mar 2006

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.

- Henry Ford

Michael, if you canít pass, you canít play.
- Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year

We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

The ratio of Weís to Iís is the best indicator of the development of a team.
- Lewis B. Ergen

A championship team is a team of champions.
- Unknown

Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
- Unknown

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Unknown

Teams share the burden and divide the grief.
- Doug Smith

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbor


It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they donít work well with their colleagues.
Lee Iacocca

Light is the task where many share the toil.
Homer

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 donít play together, the club wonít 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 doesnít go forward if each one is rowing their own way.
Swahili proverb

Wearing the same shirts doesnít 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 donít 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 isnít golden, itís 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 isnít that it wonít become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve.
Mark Sanborn

Weíre going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Jason Kidd

Teamwork doesnít 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 doesnít 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

Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.
- Ö

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

Itís easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, thatís the hard part.
Casey Stengel