It Takes a Team
Best Quotes about Teamwork

"To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority."
Christine Caine
"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."
Charles Darwin
"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others."
Norman Shidle
"Success is best when it's shared."
Howard Schultz
"The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve"
Mark Sanborn
"Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers."
Pat Riley
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
Harry Truman
"It takes two flints to make a fire."
Louisa May Alcott
"When you need to innovate, you need collaboration."
Marissa Mayer
"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."
George Herman
"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work"
Vince Lombardi, Jr
"In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly."
Mark Sanborn
"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."
Amy Poehler
"Bad attitudes will ruin your team."
Terry Bradshaw
"A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other."
Simon Sinek
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Mark Twain
"If you can laugh together, you can work together."
Robert Orben
"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."
Joe Paterno
"Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there."
Virginia Burden
"Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."
Helena Rubinstein
"A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind."
Bill Bethel
"We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues."
Lee Iacocca
"I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team."
Lee Iacocca
"The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals."
Rensis Likert
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Helen Keller
"On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job"
Lou Holtz
"We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you."
Mary Kay Ash
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
Ryunosuke Satoro
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
"You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough."
Robert Crandall
"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful."
Mother Teresa
"Many of us are more capable than some of us, but none of us is as capable as all of us."
Tom Wilson
"There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others."
George Shinn
"No member of the crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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
"We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Ben Franklin
"With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything."
Tahir Shah
"Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary."
Bruce Coslet
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."
Henry Ford
"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."
Jim Stovall
"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team."
Bud Wilkinson
"Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Vince Lombardi
"We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly."
Bill Bradley
"Teamwork makes the dream work."
Bang Gae
"Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard."
Tim Notke
"When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back."
Michael Schumacher
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
Isaac Newton
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
Napolean Hill
"Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people."
Steve Jobs
"To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."
Mike Krzyzewski
"You add value to people when you value them."
John Maxwell
"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence."
Mike Schmoker
"He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured his own."
Confucius
"A leader must inspire or his team will expire."
Orrin Woodward
"There is an amazing beauty and strength in diversity. Everyone has something special to offer, everyone has a gift that can add value to the organization, community and even the world. People with different tribe, race, religion and nationality can come together and accomplish something extraordinary. The key is the culture of unity and team work."
Farshad Asl
"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
"It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit."
Sandra Swinney
"Gettin’ good players is easy. Getting’ ‘em tp play together is the hard part."
Casey Stengel
"The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first."
Iyanla Vanzant
"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team."
John Wooden
"Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain
"Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs."
Malcolm Forbes
"Politeness is the poison of collaboration."
Edwin Land
"Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success."
Ted Sundquist
"Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results."
Ifeanyi Onuoha
"You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note."
Doug Floyd
"Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone."
Lance Armstrong
"A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take."
Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
"I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson
"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
"To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another."
John C. Maxwell
"One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but teamwork dynamites."
Jin Kwon
"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison."
James Cash Penney
"Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction."
Justin Sewell
"No matter what accomplishments you make, someone helped you."
Althea Gibson
"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
"I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things."
Mother Teresa
"Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO."
Max McKeown
"Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team."
Patrick Lencioni
"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
"You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it."
Mahatma Gandhi
"None of us is as smart as all of us."
Ken Blanchard
"I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else."
Abby Wambach
"There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed also are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm, and team play."
William B. Given, Jr.
"No individual can win a game by himself."
Pele
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
Henry Ford
"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team."
Reid Hoffman
"We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together."
Victoria Osteen
"We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in."
Ariana Huffington
"People achieve more as a result of working with others than against them."
Allan Fromme
"Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus."
Simon Mainwaring
"Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity."
Vince Lombardi
"When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time."
Dr. Dre
"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion."
Mia Hamm
"The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team."
Lewis B. Ergen
"The whole is other than the sum of the parts."
Kurt Koffka
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead
"Unity is strength . . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
Mattie Stepanek
"Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it's a really good thing to remember."
Ginni Rometty
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment."
Mahatma Gandhi
"It takes both sides to build a bridge."
Fredrik Nael
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
Phil Jackson
"The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side."
Margaret Carty
"You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together."
Henry Ford
"Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability."
Patrick Lencioni
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."
Michael Jordan
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."
Bahaullah
"I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition."
Jean-Francois Cope
"Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success."
Stephen Covey
"Teams share the burden and divide the grief."
Doug Smith
"When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed."
Russel Honore
"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it."
H.E. Luccock