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115 Great Team Building Quotes

115 Great Team Building Quotes

Sometimes team building is taxing for leaders but it’s always worthwhile.   On the tough days, everyone deserves a pep talk.  If you need one today, choose your favourite from these 115 team building quotes and remember Team Bonding has your back!

  1. A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take. – Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr. 
  2. None of us is as smart as all of us. – Ken Blanchard
  3. No man is wise enough by himself. – Plautus
  4. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success. – Stephen Covey
  5. One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  6. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I.’ And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I.’ They don’t think ‘I.’ They think ‘we’; they think ‘team.’ They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. – Peter Drucker
  7. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan
  8. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. – Henry Ford
  9. 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. – Andrew Carnegie
  10. In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly. – Mark Sanborn
  11. 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
  12. The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. – Mark Sanborn
  13. 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
  14. 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. – W. Edward Deming
  15. It’s easy to get good players. Getting them to play together, that’s the hard part. – Casey Stengel
  16. 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
  17. No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. – Althea Gibson
  18. Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust. – Dennis Kinlaw
  19. Light is the task where many share the toil. – Homer
  20. No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues. – Lee Iacocca
  22. Finding each other is the beginning, staying together is the process, working together is the success. – Maegan Gunderson
  23. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H. E. Luccock
  24. Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. – Unknown
  25. There is no such thing as a “one man show” in a winning team. – Jose B. Cabajar
  26. A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. – Simon Sinek
  27. Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. – Patrick Lencioni
  28. Why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. – Russel Honore
  29. Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Great team building quotes by Margaret Carty and compiled by Team Bonding
  30. We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  31. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. – David Cummings, Co-Founder, Pardot
  32. There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated. – Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  33. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot: together we can do great things. – Mother Teresa
  34. No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. – Reid Hoffman
  35. Corporate culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage that is completely within the control of the entrepreneur. – David Cummings, Co-Founder, Pardot
  36. There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated. – Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group
  37. I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition. -Jean-Francois Cope
  38. It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin
  39. 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
  40. Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi
  41. I’ve never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else. – Abby Wambach
  42. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
  43. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. – Napoleon Hill
  44. No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. – Althea Gibson
  45. My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart. – Elon Musk
  46. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. – Peter Drucker
  47. Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners. – Howard Schultz
  48. Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion. – Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, CEO, AirBNB
  49. Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company. – Brian Kristofek, President and CEO, Upshot
  50. Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first. – Simon Sinek, author, Start with why
  51. Our emerging workforce is not interested in command-and-control leadership. They don’t want to do things because I said so; they want to do things because they want to do them. – Irene Rosenfeld, CEO Mondelez Int
  52. Individual talents get magnified many times over through the collective lens of an effective team”. – Dalal Haldeman
  53. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.  – Ryunosuke Satoro
  54. Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. – Steve Jobs
  55. Co-operation is the thorough conviction that nobody can there unless everybody gets there. – Virginia Burden
  56. Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.  – Mattie Stepanek
  57. Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers. – Pat Riley
  58. No individual can win a game by himself. – Pele
  59. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford
  60. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
  61. It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats. – Unknown
  62. To build a strong team, you must see someone else’s strength as a complement to your weakness and not a threat to your position or authority. – Christine Caine
  63. Victory is much more meaningful when it comes not just from one person, but from the joint achievements of many. – Howard Schultz
  64. Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable. – Chris Bradford
  65. It doesn’t take strength to win, it takes the true heart of the team to win. – Emily Voyle
  66. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” – Bahaullah
  67. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been” – Henry Kissinger
  68. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  69. Teams share the burden and divide the grief. – Doug Smith
  70. 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
  71. It is better to have one person working with you than to have three people working for you. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  72. A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way. – Swahli proverb.
  73. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. – Joe Paterno
  74. The ratio of “We’s” to “I’s” is the best indicator of the development of a team. – Lewis B. Ergen
  75. Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to achieve uncommon results. – Unknown
  76. A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. – Japanese proverb
  77. You don’t get harmony when everyone sings the same note. – Doug Floyd
  78. None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together, we can do something wonderful. – Mother Theresa.
  79. Build for your team a feeling on oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived from unity. – Vince Lombardi
  80. Individual commitment to a group effort, that’s what makes a team work; a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi
  81. In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory. – Paul Bear Bryant
  82. In union there is strength. – Aesop
  83. Remember, upon the conduct of each, depends the faith of all. – Alexander the Great
  84. Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
  85. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford
  86. One piece of log creates a small fire, adequate to warm you up, add just a few more pieces to blast an immense bonfire, large enough to warm up your entire circle of friends; needless to say that individuality counts but team work dynamites. – Jin Kwon
  87. Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you. – Kris A. Hiatt
  88. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
  89. In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. – Charles Darwin
    Great team building quotes by Lorri Myers compiled by Team Bonding
  90. There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play. – William B. Given, Jr
  91. There is no such things as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. – George Shinn
  92. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. – Vince Lombardi
  93. If we do not hang together, we will all hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin
  94. It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived. – Ralph Charell
  95. No employer today is independent of those around him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation. – Orison Marden
  96. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want I someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
  97. If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. – Bud Wilkinson
  98. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi
  99. In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words : people, product and profits. Unless you’ve got a good team, you can’t do much with the other two. – Lee Iacocca
  100. When a team is of one mind, its strength can cut gold. – Chinese Proverb
  101. Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together. – Robert Redford
  102. You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. – A. A. Milne
  103. So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the entire earth. – Bahaullah
  104. The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. – Margaret Carty
  105. It is only as well develop others, that we permanently succedd. – Harvey S. Firestone
  106. Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds. – US Navy SEALs
  107. Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for individuality. – Patrick Lencioni
  108. When your team is winning be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them, keep believing. – Bo Schembechler
  109. People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. – Dr. Allan Fromme
  110. We = Power. – Lorii Myers
  111. It takes two flints to make a fire. – Louisa May Alcott
  112. There is incredible value in being of service to others. – Elizabeth Berg
  113. Trust is knowing that when a team member pushes you, they’re doing it because they care about the team. – Patrick Lencioni
  114. When he took the time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself. – Tibetan Proverb
  115. The path to greatness is along with others. – Baltasar Gracion

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