“One of the most important aspects of successful leadership is putting together a group of people to carry out the mission. Great athletic coaches know they must have talent to win, and therefore they take an active part in choosing players. Teams that just happened get happenstance results.”
Healthy placement of each person on the team can be extremely powerful. People are gifted for specific kinds of service and usually grow through their experiences when placed in the right position.
Fred Smith, “Learning to Lead” Christianity Today (1986): 93.
Quotes About Teamwork
“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, American Businessman and Philanthropist
“Good attitudes among players do not guarantee a team’s success, but bad attitudes guarantee it’s failure.” — John Maxwell, Leadership Author and Speaker
“Many hands make the Light work.” — Leroy W. Jones
“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 competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. W. Edwards Deming, American Statistician, Author and Business Consultant
“Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” — Unknown Author
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” — Vince Lombardi, Famous Football Coach
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” — Ken Blanchard, Author
“I have seen that in any great undertaking, it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.” — Lone Man
“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Author, Poet, and Philosopher
“You only win when you help others win.” — Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” — Vince Lombardi, Famous Pro Football Coach
“Teamplayer: One who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” — Dennis Kinlaw, Professor and Theologian