Team Building Quotes

Team Building QuotesTeam building quotes are a great way to rally your troops and get people motivated to work together. The power of a well-crafted turn of phrase is undeniable. Whether you’re a facilitator, manager, trainer or coach, incorporating a quote or two into your repertoire is a great idea.

Below you’ll find a large list of quotes for your next team building event. From the boardroom to the locker-room, these classic quotes about teamwork and the strength of the whole over the individual are sure to inspire.

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek


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


“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


“When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” – Russel Honore


“Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.” – Simon Mainwaring


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


“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney


“I invite everyone to chose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition.” – Jean-Francois Cope


“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


“A C.E.O.’s job is leadership, problem solving, and team building. I’ve done that my whole career.” – Bruce Rauner


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller


“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson


“Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” – Mike Schmoker


“Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni


“Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry. They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.” – Patrick Lencioni


“Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable.” – Chris Bradford


“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that?” – Matthew Woodring Stover


“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.” – Rensis Likert


“Teamwork is the secret that make common people achieve uncommon result.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


“We = power.” – Lorii Myers


“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


“We cannot win in team situations or in relationships by ourselves. It is like trying to pick up a pencil with only one finger…Even if that one finger is extremely strong, it will prove almost impossible to pick up that pencil unless you use your other fingers or some other part of your hand. Teamwork is a bit like using all of your fingers. Each one is unique and contributes something different, but they unite in pursuit of a common goal.” – Terry Orlick


“It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott


“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Kenneth H. Blanchard


“TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie


“Teamwork makes the dream work.” – Bang Gae


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


“Collaboration, it turns out, is not a gift from the gods but a skill that requires effort and practice.” – Douglas B. Reeves


“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni


“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty


“Strategy is not really a solo sport – even if you’re the CEO.” – Max McKeown


“When you’re problem solving with a team and somebody has an idea separate the idea from the person talking, because once in a while a jackass might come up with something useful.” – Rachel Brady


“We’re a team. It’s part of our job to help each other out, and to forgive each other quickly. Otherwise, we’d never get anything done.” – Jeramey Kraatz


“Tell me what you expect from me. Winning team members need to know five things: 1. Tell me what you expect from me. 2. Give me an opportunity to perform. 3. Let me know how I’m getting along. 4. Give me guidance where I need it. 5. Reward me according to my contribution.” – Paul W. Bryant


“Nobody can achieve success alone.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha


“Teamwork: I find it fascinating that a snowflake, by itself, can be so delicate; but when they team-up, they can close-down an entire city.” – Steve Maraboli


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

Have a favorite teambuilding quote of your own? Leave it in the comments section below!

Doug Ramsay

Doug Ramsay

Doug handles the marketing and web presence for Adventure Associates. If he's not geeking-out with the latest, greatest web marketing tools, then you'll find him swirling and sipping his way through wine country.
Doug Ramsay

Doug handles the marketing and web presence for Adventure Associates. If he's not geeking-out with the latest, greatest web marketing tools, then you'll find him swirling and sipping his way through wine country.

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