Here are a few quotes about teamwork to help as you are working on the development of your team organization. If you have ever come across a great quote that you would like to share, please do! Simply go to the bottom of this page and post your comment or quote in the box that says, “It would be great for you to share your thoughts!”
- Don’t’ find fault; find a remedy. –Henry Ford
- Jesus invested everything he had in a team. The Bible knows nothing about solo ministry, only team ministry. –Leonard Sweet
- If you are planting for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for twenty years, grow trees. If you are planting for centuries, grow leaders. –Unknown
- The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That’s the beautiful heart of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for the group success. –Bill Bradley
- A team effort is delightful and rewarding if relationship are healthy, and destructive and disappointing if they are not. –Unknown
- Team Leader – The most successful leader of all is one who see another picture not yet actualized. – Mary Parker Follet
- Some leaders may be afraid to empower because they do not trust their teams to produce the best possible solution to problems. –Richard S. Wellins, William C. Byham, Jeanne M. Wilson
- Illegitimate Sources of Influence: 1. Position 2. Power 3. Personality -Henry and Richard Blackaby
Three things I’d say to a team to help hold them together:
If anything goes bad, I did it.
If anything goes semi-good, then we did it.
If anything goes real good, then you did it.
– Paul “Bear” Bryant
- The vehicle of accomplishment is fueled by teamwork.
- Team learning is the Process of aligning and developing the capacity of a team to create the results its members desire. It builds on the discipline of developing a shared vision. It also builds on personal mastery, for talented teams are made up of talented individuals.- Peter Senge
- Individuals score points, but teams win games. – Zig Ziglar
Fourteen Impact Factors of Self-Directed Work Teams:
2. Belief in the team’s vision
3. Presence of leadership
4. Common values
5. Support and cooperation
6. Duty and responsibility
7. Challenge and opportunity
8. Shared goals
9. New member integration
10. Non-judgemental attitude
11. Motivational atmosphere
12. Global perspective
- A demanding performance challenge tends to create a Team. In any situation requiring a combination of multiple skills, experiences and judgments, a team inevitably gets better results than a collection of individuals. Teams provide the kind of responsiveness, speed, on-line customization and quality that is beyond the reach of individual performance. -Katzenbach/ Smith