Jan
23

Quotes on Teamwork

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Two weeks ago, I shared some of my favorite quotes on service. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that I love to share quotes. But on Twitter in particular, I’m limited by the 140-character restriction. So I often enjoy sharing the longer quotes here. I hope today’s selection of quotes on teamwork inspires and challenges you .

On Teamwork

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

 No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. ~Halford E. Luccock

 We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow. ~Woodrow Wilson

Each of us must make the effort to contribute to the best of our ability according to our individual talents. And then we put all the individual talents together for the highest good of the group. … Understanding that the good of the group comes first is fundamental to being a highly productive member of a team. ~John Wooden

 There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

 Good teams always have common goals. When you find that goals of certain members differ from the team’s, then the team will usually do poorly. ~Red Auerbach

 No one of us is more important than the rest of us. ~Ray Kroc

 The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play. ~Bill Russell

 I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; together we can do great things. ~Mother Teresa

 Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  ~Vince Lombardi

 The key elements in the art of working together are how to deal with change, how to deal with conflict, and how to reach our potential…the needs of the team are best met when we meet the needs of individual persons. ~Max De Pree

 No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb

 A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

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-Exupery

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Comments

  1. 1
    Elizabeth mbata says:

    I love n enjoy reading your encouraging quotes,am inspired each time

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    Jennifer Crawford says:

    Great quotes Kim! All great people saying the same theme- we should open our ears wide :)

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    mike says:

    Hello I am a fun of John c Maxwell I have your book titled failing forward. And the fact is you don’t cease to amaze me. I am inspired anytime I touch the book no wonder this is from you

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    Tim says:

    Quotes inspire thought. Thank you for always helping us to “think for a change”. Teamwork does make the dream work. Thanks John.

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    Kent says:

    I read a book about Andrew Carnegie, he talked about team and mastermind as well in order to succeed.

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    Jesse says:

    One of my favorites I said to my team recently was:

    “We’re smarter than I am.”

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    MIRIAM BASUALDO says:

    MUCHAS GRACIAS!! POR COMPARTIR TANTA SEMILLAS!!!

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    Sue Pennel says:

    Quotes do inspire thought. I enjoy your quotes, I am also enjoying “A minute with Maxwell” each morning.

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    Wilson says:

    Thank for inspiring millions of your admirers.

  12. 12

    John, thanks for those quotes, but where is a quote from the best Leader all of history has ever seen?