111 Motivational Team Quotes

In almost everything we do, we have a team. At a normal day job, at a startup, even at home (hubby and I are a tag-team to care for our children!) There’s no running away from teaming with people. And teamwork is important and awesome! Here are some motivational quotes for you and your team 🙂

  1. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie, American Industrialist and philanthropist
  2. “In union there is strength.” Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist
  3. “A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take.” Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.
  4. “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, Motivational Speaker and author
  5. “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” Casey Stengel, American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager
  6. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company
  7. “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” Mark Sanborn
  8. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist
  9. “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous
  10. “If you can laugh together, you can work together”  Robert Orben, American professional comedy writer
  11. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player
  12. “T- Together E- Everyone A- Achieves M- More”, chambless
  13. “A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” Proverb
  14. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College
  15. “Teamwork divides the task and double the success.” Anonymous
  16. “Teamwork is working together — even when apart.” Anonymous
  17. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much” Helen Keller, Author and political activist
  18. “There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.” Michael Jordan, Professional basketball player
  19. “I’m not under too much of an illusion of how smart or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.” Guy Ritchie, English screenwriter, film director and producer
  20. “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden,  American basketball player and coach
  21. “A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.” Mickey Mantle, American professional baseball player
  22. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” Lee Iacocca, Businessman, 18th-greatest American CEO of all time
  23. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” Phil Jackson, American retired professional basketball coach and former player
  24. “Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me or you don’t” Ally Carter, in Heist Society
  25. “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another”  John C. Maxwell, evangelical Christian author, speaker, and pastor
  26. “I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win.”  Jarod Kintz in A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom.
  27. “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything” Tahir Shah, Indian author and journalist
  28. “No matter the disappointment, you simply cannot divorce your favorite team.” Kevin Walker in These Moments Pass: Poems
  29. “Teamwork makes the dream work” Anonymous
  30. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire”  Orrin Woodward, Author
  31. “Teachers call it copying..we call it teamwork!” Anonymous
  32. “Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable” Chris Bradford, Author
  33. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management
  34. “Trust is knowing that when a team member pushes you, they are doing it because they care about the team” Patrick Lencioni, American author on team management
  35. “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, American author on team management
  36. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results” Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Infopreneur and inspirational coach
  37. “If two men on the same job agree all the time, one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless” Darryl F. Zanuck, American film studio executive and producer
  38. “It doesn’t take strength to win. It takes the true heart of the team to win.” Emily Voyles
  39. “Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.” Dennis Kinlaw, President and Chancellor of Asbury College
  40. “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” Jim Stovall, Motivational speaker, author
  41. “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps” Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman
  42. “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, American Baseball Player
  43. “It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they all work together.” Lloyd Dobens, Former NBC news reporter and correspondent
  44. “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.”  Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  45. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” George Shinn, Owner of Charlotte Hornets basketball team
  46. “Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” Bill Bradley, American NBA Basketball Player and Senator
  47. “Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.” Pat Riley, American professional basketball executive, former NBA coach and player
  48. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company
  49. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”  Joe Paterno, American Football Coach
  50. “Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”  Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  51. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side” Margaret Carty
  52. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French Pilot, Writer and Author of ‘The Little Prince’
  53. “No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything.” Anonymous
  54. “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  55. “When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb.”  Patanjali
  56. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” Knute Rockne, One of the America’s greatest coaches in college football history
  57. “Your most precious possession is not your financial assets. Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together.” Robert Reich, American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator
  58. “Many hands make light work.” John Heywood, English Playwright and Poet
  59. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit” Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist
  60. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” Stephen Covey, American educator, businessman, and author of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’
  61. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” Napoleon Hill, American author of personal success
  62. “There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back” Billy Martin, American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager of New York Yankees
  63. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work” Vincent Lombardi, American football player, coach, and executive
  64. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be”  Jimmy Johnson, American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive
  65. “A job worth doing is worth doing together” Anonymous
  66. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others” Norman Shidle, American Author
  67. “A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind” Bill Bethel
  68. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers” Stephen R. Covey, American educator, businessman, and author of ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’
  69. “As a team leader, create teams who: Care, Cooperate & are Committed” Anonymous
  70. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others” Ayn Rand, American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter
  71. “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,  motivational speaker and author
  72. “It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.” Sandra Swinney
  73. “Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?” R. Meredith Belbin,  British researcher and management theorist
  74. “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit” Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States
  75. “Synergy — the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously” Mark Twain, American author and humorist
  76. “Team members who feel threatened but who are not aware of it become rigid — and that stops teamwork” Will Schutz, American psychologist
  77. “Teams share the burden and divide the grief” Doug Smith
  78. “Teamwork is the lynchpin in our long term success” Ned Lautenbach,  retired Partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc
  79. “The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses” Napoleon Hill, American author of personal success
  80. “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it” Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
  81. “The path to greatness is along with others” Baltasar Gracion, Spanish Priest
  82. “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts” Kurt Koffka, German psychologist
  83. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team” Jason Fried, 37signals founder
  84. “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, LinkedIn co-founder
  85. “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
  86. “When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when you team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.” Bo Schembechler,American football player, coach, and athletics administrator 
  87. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” SEAL Team 
  88. “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,  American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician. 
  89. “People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.” Dr. Allan Fromme,  American psychologist, teacher, and writer
  90. “When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” Tibetan Proverb 
  91. “In order to become a leading home run hitter, a batter must be surrounded by good hitters, otherwise, the pitchers will ‘pitch around’ him. Likewise, many successful people became that way from being on a good team.” Laing Burns Jr. 
  92. “Teamwork is neither “good” nor “desirable.” It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it.” Peter F. Drucker,  Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author
  93. “If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.” Robert Schumann,  German composer and influential music critic
  94. “Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!” Tom Wilson, American actor, writer, musician, painter, voice-over artist, stand-up comedian, and podcaster
  95. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.”  Ted Sundquist, American football player, manager and commentator
  96. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” H.E. Luccock, American Methodist minister
  97. “The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.” Lewis B Ergen, American actor
  98. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” Bahá’u’lláh
  99. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” Norman Shidle, American author
  100. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” Justin Sewell, American author
  101. “Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you’re the CEO.” Max McKeown, English writer, consultant, and researcher specialising in innovation strategy, leadership and culture
  102. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese writer
  103. “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” Proverb
  104. “A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” Proverb
  105. “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 teamwork dynamites.” Jin Kwon
  106. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.”  Virginia Burden, Author
  107. “A single leaf working alone provides no shade.”  Chuck Page,  American politician
  108. “No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet
  109. “A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!”  Anonymous
  110. “It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.”  Anonymous
  111. “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

Published by wendysoon

Mother of 3 lovely boys Doctorate in biology and genomics Serial Entrepreneur

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