9 Basic Things That Will Destroy Teamwork

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9 Basic Things Destroy TeamworkWhat 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

4.  Apathy

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?

Dale Roach


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. – Mike Schmoker

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Owen Dougan

Everyone Achieve More When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself. – Tibetan Proverb

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. – Rensis Likert

Even eagles need a push. – David McNally

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. – Anonymous

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.  – Norman Shidle

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. Napoleon Hill 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.  – John Kuypers

If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.  – Robert Schuman

Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.  – Chris Bradford

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. – Casey Stengel

Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!  – Tom Wilson

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