Wise Words For Teams

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Wise Words For Teams

I have been working on the finishing touches of a workbook for High-Performance Team Development. These are some of the wisps I came across.Being a culture geek I liked the symphony analogy is my favourite.


“None of us is as smart as all of us.” Ken Blanchard

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.” H.E. Luccock

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” Napoleon Hill

“If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.” Thomas Edison

“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Patrick Lencioni

“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

“Some people have better ideas than others; some are smarter or more experienced or more creative. But everyone should be heard and respected.” Jack Welch

“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

“Just because you are the boss doesn’t mean you are the source of all knowledge.” Jack Welch

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford

“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin

“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

“I’ve always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” Lee Iacocca

“Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.” Magic Johnson

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” Japanese proverb

“Interdependent people combine their own efforts, with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” Stephen Covey

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” Michael Jordan

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skill of the others.” Norman S Hidle

“You become like that, what you admire most. By admiring excellence and practicing, it can boost you to become excellent.” Mark LaMoure

“If you want to build a high-performance organization, you’ve got to play chess, not checkers.” Mark Miller

“By putting others first the Serving Leader is able to catalyze the creation of high- performance teams.” Ken Jennings

“An ounce of performance is worth more than a pound of promises.” Mae West

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi

“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” Lewis B Ergen

“Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” Justin Sewell

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