The Teamwork of Humans and Bottlenose Dolphins

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bottlenose dolphins and teamworkWhat can we learn about teamwork from a bottlenose dolphin?  My oldest son recently sent me a video about teamwork that he found on YouTube.  This video tells the story of how a unique group of net fishermen in Laguna, Brazil have developed a teamwork relationship with the Bottlenose dolphins in the area.  These fishermen and dolphins have created such a team relationship with one another that it has become an event every year. The video below will show once again how teamwork can be taught, learned, and shared even among non-humans.

Some Good Teamwork Quotes

“In union there is strength.” – Aesop

“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”  – Alexander the Great

“All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.” – Alexis Carrel

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” – Althea Gibson

“Contrary to popular belief, there most certainly is an ‘I’ in ‘team.’ It is the same ‘I’ that appears three times in ‘responsibility.'”Amber Harding

“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

“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

“We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”Aristotle

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”Author Unknown

“A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!” – Author Unknown

“It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” -Author Unknown

“Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams.” Author Unknown

“Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder… [T]eamwork can be summed up in five short words: ‘We believe in each other.” – Author Unknown

Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” – Author Unknown

“Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” – Author Unknown

“Teamwork doesn’t tolerate the inconvenience of distance.”  Author Unknown

“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”  – Author Unknown

“Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” – Author Unknown

“The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value.” – Author Unknown

“We are most effective as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear.” – Author Unknown

“No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.” B. Dodge

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

“A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.” – Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” – Bill Bradley

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