How can a vision be fulfilled if the leader does not have input into the choosing and placing of team leaders? These facts should be shared with leaders in the early stages of team development:
- Superheroes will not be needed if we work as a team.
- True community will develop if we grow teams.
- Less stress will be experienced if we work as a team.
- Greater synergy will be experienced if we use teams.
- More innovation will take place if we use teams.
- Greater joy will be experienced by more people if we work as a team.
- Team development will facilitate progressive growth.
- Teams relieve the leader and allows him to train himself for further leadership.
Creating and maintaining a team mentality is the first step for any leader who
desires to create a team concept. The leader must accept and adapt to a team approach
before those he is leading will respond.
“We are most effective as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear.” — Unknown Author
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Unknown Author
“Teams share the burden and divide the grief.” — Doug K. Smith, Author
“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work.” — Vince Lombardi, Famous American Football Coach
“Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ em to play together is the hard part.” — Casey Stengel, Famous Baseball Coach
“Rotten Attitudes ruin a team.” — John C. Maxwell, Author and Speaker
“A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” — Swahili Proverb
“A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that’s teamwork.” — John Wooden, Hall of Fame Basketball Player and Coach
“The one man team is a complete and total myth.” — Don Shula, Famous Football Coach
“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” — Brian Tracy, Author and Motivational Speaker
“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” — Lewis B. Ergen
“I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.” — Tom Landry, Famous Pro Football Coach