Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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.
To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.
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.
When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.
Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.
Building a strong team is both possible and remarkably simple. But is painfully difficult.
Building a cohesive leadership team is the first critical step that an organization must take if it is to have the best chance at success.
If you managed a baseball team, would you listen more closely to the team accountant or the director of player personnel?
Lack of candor blocks smart ideas, fast action, and good people contributing all the stuff they've got. It's a killer.
My bosses cautioned me about my candor. Now my GE career is over, and I'm telling you that it was my candor that helped make it work.
Some people have better ideas than others; some are smarter or more experienced or more creative. But everyone should be heard and respected.
Managers often hold on to resisters because of a specific skill set or because they've been around for a long time. Don't.
Protecting underperformers always backfires.
If people knew how hard I worked at my art, they would not consider me a genius.
As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
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