What destroys teamwork? Why do some groups of people have great success in working together and getting the job done while other groups make very little progress.
There are some common things that will destroy a team. Here are nine characteristics that are found on all non-productive teams.
1. A self-centered ego
2. Lousy communication between team members
3. Pathetic leadership
5. Blind vision
6. Blurry design
7. A paralyzed plan
8. An orchestra that only has soloists
9. Personal stubbornness
How is your team doing? Do these characteristics sound familiar?
Quotes About Teamwork
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 SaintExupery
Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.
Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
TEAM=Together Everyone Achieve More
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.
Even eagles need a push.
In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will ‘pitch around’ him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.
Laing Burns Jr.
A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others.
In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.
Adam S. McHugh
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.
The path to greatness is along with others.
Baltasar Gracion, Spanish Priest
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If you first take a minute, an hour or a month to let go of feeling annoyed, frustrated or critical of the person or situation that may be driving you crazy, you set yourself up for much greater leadership and personal success.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.
Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!