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20 Great Quotes About Teamwork


Every organization needs stong and productive organization.  Here are 20 great quotes on teamwork!

  1. You don’t win with the best talent – you win with the five players who are able to play well together.     -Unknown Sportscaster
  2. Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. – Alexander the Great
  3.   No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. – Althea Gibson
  4. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. – Andrew Carnegie
  5. If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Teamwork is the conviction that nobody gets there unless everybody gets there. – Unknown
  9. A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way. – Swahili proverb
  10. My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people. – Steve Jobs
  11. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are a massive ocean. – Unknown
  12. It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit. – Robert Yates
  13. If you can laugh together, you can work together! – Robert Orben
  14. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. – Phil Jackson
  15. In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory. – Paul Bear Bryant
  16. 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
  17. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan
  18. Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
  19. What we care about is, when faced with a problem and you’re a member of a team, do you, at the appropriate time, step in and lead. And just as critically, do you step back and stop leading, do you let someone else? – Laszlo Bock, Sr VP of People Operations, Google
  20. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

What is your favorite quote about teamwork?

Dale Roach

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