What are the characteristics of a good team? This quote collection provides different perspectives on what makes a good team.
You can also read our popular article on the
Top Ten Characteristics of High Performing Teams.
Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives. ~Tom Bouchard
A successful team beats with one heart. ~ Unknown
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. ~Bill Bethel
A team with a star player is a good team, but a team without one is a great team. ~ Unknown
A team is a group of people who go out of their way to make each other look good. ~Unknown
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 wont be worth a dime. ~Babe Ruth
The winning team has a dedication. It will have a core of veteran players who set the standards. They will not accept defeat. ~Merlin Olsen
Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), football coach for the NFL
What sets apart high-performance teams ... is the degree of commitment, particularly how deeply committed the members are to one another.
~Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith, from The Wisdom of Teams
Work and self-worth are the two factors in pride that interact with each other and that tend to increase the strong sense of pride found in superior work teams. When people do something of obvious worth, they feel a strong sense of personal worth. ~ Dennis Kinlaw
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
Stellar teams are invariably made up of quirky individuals who typically rub each other raw, but they figure out - with the spiritual help of a gifted leader - how to be their peculiar selves and how to win championships as a team...at the same time. ~ Tom Peters
What makes a good team is, at least partly, the team members themselves.
This is nicely said in this quote by Phil Jackson:
“ The strength of the team is each individual member...the strength of each member is the team.”
The following quotes provide some insights into the characteristics of a good team member:
A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others. ~Norman Shidle
Real teams don't emerge unless individuals on them take risks involving conflict, trust, interdependence and hard work.~ Katzenbach & Smith
In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first - ahead of personal glory.
~ Paul Bear Bryant
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, football coach (1916)
Teamplayer: One who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
~ Dennis Kinlaw
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates. ~ Magic Johnson
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.~Oprah Winfrey
If you enjoyed these quotes, click next to our collection of team quotes for motivation and inspiration.
Please write in my Guestbook.
Get your team to create its own story in photos. Or set some team challenges and capture the results on camera!
Play, laugh and interact together with some fun team- based games and activities.
Check out these resources: