Great leader are those who can make the sum of the whole greater than the sum of the parts, as that's when teams reach their full potential.

Great teamwork requires contribution, collaboration, cooperation, communication and commitment.

Here are 50 quotes to reinforce the importance and benefits of teamwork.

  1. Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. Steve Jobs
  2. The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. Knute Rockne
  3. Teamwork divides the task and double the success. Anonymous
  4. The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation - a force for construction and destruction. Jonathan Haidt
  5. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi
  6. Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. Casey Stengel
  7. Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team. John C. Maxwell
  8. The bottom line is, when people are crystal clear about the most important priorities of the organization and team they work with and prioritized their work around those top priorities, not only are they many times more productive, they discover they have the time they need to have a whole life. Stephen Covey
  9. When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. Russel Honore
  10. 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
  11. I've never been a fan of individual awards because football is such a team sport. There's so many things that goes into making plays. It's about teammates trusting one another and working together. Troy Polamalu
  12. 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
  13. Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. James Cash Penney
  14. We talked about some of our experiences, focusing, hanging together down the stretch, important games. It's not necessarily who has the most talent but what team sticks together and executes their fundamentals the best. Tony Dungy
  15. A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play. Mike Krzyzewski
  16. To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another. John C. Maxwell
  17. I'm lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground. Lionel Messi
  18. The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. Tony Dungy
  19. Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation and consensus. Simon Mainwaring
  20. Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission. Colin Powell
  21. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. Joe Paterno
  22. Bad attitudes will ruin your team. Terry Bradshaw
  23. Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team. Mike Singletary
  24. Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. Alexander Graham Bell
  25. In any team sport, the best teams have consistency and chemistry. Roger Staubach
  26. How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns? Desmond Tutu
  27. I don't think I am that hands-on. I'm much more of a believer in finding a great team of people and trusting them to follow their instincts. They work better when they feel they have freedom and they are trusted. Anna Wintour
  28. Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek
  29. Michael Jordon may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn't have won six NBA titles without a team. Mark E. Hyman
  30. In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly. Mark Sanborn
  31. It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team. Steve Case
  32. If you're not loyal to your team, you can get by for a while, but eventually you will need to rely on their loyalty to you, and it just won't be there. Tim Schafer
  33. Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we. Anonymous
  34. 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
  35. One of the things that I think makes me successful is the way in which I collaborate with others. In my opinion, nothing great is ever the product of one mind. It's always a consequence of some sort of self-critical collaboration. Nick Hanauer
  36. 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
  37. In union there is strength. Aesop
  38. Yet as a team, we can pull together to do some incredible work. Randy West
  39. T- Together E- Everyone A- Achieves M- More Chambless
  40. A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. Proverb
  41. I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed. LeBron James
  42. Business is a team sport. Greg Brenneman
  43. We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together. Victoria Osteen
  44. 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
  45. Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another. Vince Lombardi
  46. No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything. Anonymous
  47. I wish I had played team sports. I think every kid should. Teamwork builds caracter - teaches people about leadership and cooperation. Mo Rocca
  48. The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. James Cash Penney
  49. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Henry Ford
  50. When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb. Patanjali
Published on: Aug 30, 2016
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