These quotes about teamwork are specifically for managers and team leaders.
Use them to gain ideas and inspiration for building a great team.
A demanding performance challenge tends to create a team.
~ Katzenbach & Smith
Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds? ~R. Meredith Belbin
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
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part. ~ Casey Stengel
The ratio of We's to I's is the best indicator of the development of a team. ~ Lewis B. Ergen
The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value.~ Unknown
Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale. ~Vince Lombardi
Team members who feel threatened but who are not aware of it become rigid — and that stops teamwork. ~Will Schutz
Conflict is inevitable in a team ... in fact, to achieve synergistic solutions, a variety of ideas and approaches are needed. These are the ingredients for conflict. ~Susan Gerke
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
Effective teamwork will not take the place of knowing how to do the job or how to manage the work. Poor teamwork, however, can prevent effective final performance. And it can also prevent team members from gaining satisfaction in being a member of a team and the organization.
~ Robert F. Bales
Teams are not ends in themselves; they are a means by which to achieve other organizational goals.~ Richard Wellins, William Byham, Jeanne Wilson
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