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.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.
People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.
A single leaf working alone provides no shade.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don't work well with their colleagues.
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.
Team members who feel threatened but who are not aware of it become rigid - and that stops teamwork.
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.
Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.
A demanding performance challenge tends to create a team.
Men have never been individually self-sufficient.
The same dynamics that promote performance also support learning and behavioral change.
A self-reinforcing upward spiral: performance stimulating pride stimulating performance.
Without forgiveness, there can be no real freedom to act within a group.
Fun is only real and sustainable if it feeds off the team's purpose and performance aspirations.
I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
Teams are successful when they are focused, have a short cycle time, and are supported by the executives.
Real teams don't emerge unless individuals on them take risks involving conflict, trust, interdependence and hard work.
Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
One man cannot make a team.
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