The difference between failure and success is a great team. Actually, a sure fire way to build an enterprise with great scale and success is by assembling a great team. No matter how passionate, driven, talented, or smart you are, the success of your company depends majorly on your ability to build, inspire, and lead a team.
When everyone is equally involved and dedicated in doing their part, you’ll discover that teamwork gets things done better and faster. When each team member is goal-oriented, you’ll avoid mistakes, come up with better ideas, and work more efficiently.
You could spend countless hours browsing blogs or reading business books about teambuilding and teamwork, but then at times, one quote seems to say much more than countless books ever could.
The following quotes paint an inspiring picture of the achievements people can attain through teamwork:
#1: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
#2: “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
#3: “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” – Mike Krzyzewski
#4: “[Teamwork] is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
#5: “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
#7: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
#8: “The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty
#9: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
#10: “When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.” – Russel Honore
#11: “Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek
#13: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
#14: “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
#15: “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
#16: “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
#17: “You can take a team of absolute all-stars in terms of their native abilities, but if they are not working together, they are much less effective than a team where there is less native ability but a higher degree of teamwork and cohesion.” – Stewart Butterfield
#19: “We will try to create conditions where persons could come together in a spirit of teamwork, and exercise to their heart’s desire their technological capacity.” – Akio Morita
#20: “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
#21: “Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.” – Vince Lombardi
#22: “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
#23: “I do believe in teamwork, and I think it’s very important, because if you don’t have a good team, then you cannot step out if you need to.” – Arundhati Bhattacharya
#25: “When employees join executives in truly owning the responsibility for business success, an exciting new sense of teamwork takes hold.” – Punit Renjen
#26: “In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” – Mark Sanborn
#27: “Despite the increasingly presidential style of leadership in our country, teamwork is essential.” – Bob Ainsworth
For a company to succeed, it needs team members that work together towards common goals and a vision. Something incredible and special happens exactly the way it is supposed to when teamwork is involved.