Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
—Brian Tracy (b.1944) American Author, Motivational Speaker
We take eagles and teach them to fly in formation.
—D. Wayne Calloway (1935–98) American Business Executive
Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
—Vince Lombardi, Jr. (1913–70) American Football Player, Coach
Members of groups that do not meet regularly together usually do not feel a strong sense of belonging and do not take ownership for the success of the group.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968) American Author
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
—James Baldwin (1924–87) American Novelist, Social Critic
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
—John F. Kennedy (1917–63) American Head of State, Journalist
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) German Poet
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (b.1947) American Basketball Player, Author, Actor
TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More.
On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.
—Lou Holtz (1893–1980) American Stage Performer
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
—Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) Scottish-American Industrialist
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
—Henry Ford (1863–1947) American Businessperson, Engineer
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
—Denis Waitley (b.1933) American Motivational Speaker, Author
White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close
I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.
—Tom Landry (1924–2000) American Sportsperson
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 don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
—Babe Ruth (1895–1948) American Baseball Legend
A dwarf on a giant’s shoulders sees the further of the two.
—George Herbert (1593–1633) Welsh Anglican Poet, Orator, Clergyman
It’s easy to get the players; it’s getting them to play together that’s the tough part
—Casey Stengel (1890–1975) American Sportsperson
Light is the task where many share the toil.
—Homer (751–651 BCE) Ancient Greek Poet
Many hands make light work.
A well-run restaurant is like a winning baseball team. It makes the most of every crew member’s talent and takes advantage of every split-second opportunity to speed up service.
—David Ogilvy (1911–99) British-American Advertising Executive
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
—Joe Paterno (1926–2012) American Sportsperson
In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes—-in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.
We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart’s desire their technological capacity.
—Akio Morita (1921–99) Japanese Entrepreneur