Top Team Building Quotes

Team building quotes provide an essential tool that leaders can use to strengthen a message to their staff about the importance of effective teamwork.

A team that does not communicate well and effectively collaborate is not really a team. Therefore, effective leaders will use team building tools to ensure continual teamwork for a positive work environment and increased productivity.

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Quotations on teamwork can reinforce and promote the primary message that the leader is wishing to impart on the team.

Leaders are encouraged to leverage team building quotes when they need to clarify a key point of discussion.

"I appreciate that you actually delivered quality leadership tools. Thank you. I will be here often and send others here to learn and grow."

- Christi Plemons, CEO

By simply including a memorable quote in your presentation, team leaders can more easily support their position on a specific topic.

The time you spend with your people coaching them as a team, as well as each individual team member, is by far the best use of a leaders time. This time invested pays back in the form of improved morale and increased productivity.

Your ability to connect with your team members during coaching discussions directly impacts their level of engagement. The more engaged your team is, the better the results.  Continual coaching is critical in building a successful team. This one basic fact about teamwork cannot be overstated.

Use the following team building quotes to help increase the effectiveness of your team.

Top Team Building Quotes for Effective Team Leaders

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"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

- Henry Ford

"We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

- Benjamin Franklin

"The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team."

- Lewis B. Ergen

"The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare."

- Thane Yost

"The most important thing about education is appetite."

- Winston Churchill

"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

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."

- John Scully

"A championship team is a team of champions."

- Unknown

"Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we."

- Unknown

"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

- Unknown

"Teams share the burden and divide the grief."

- Doug Smith

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Unknown

"A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skill of the others."

- Norman Shidle

"We are most effect as a team when we compliment each other without embarrassment and disagree without fear."

- Unknown

”Wearing the same shirts doesn’t make a team.”

- Buchholz and Roth

"A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take."

- Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

"There ain’t no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something."

- Thomas Edison

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."

- Dr. Linus Pauling

"Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future."

- James Bertrand

"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

- Michael Jordan

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality."

- Joe Paterno

"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it."

- H.E. Luccock

"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it."

- H.E. Luccock

"T.E.A.M = Together everyone achieves more."

- Unknown

"It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit."

- Unknown

"Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success."

- Unknown

"Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams."

- Unknown

"Teamplayer: One who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust."

- Dennis Kinlaw

"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit."

- Aristotle

"If we don’t discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us."

- William Feather

Having reviewed the preceding list of team building quotes, odds are that more than a couple got you thinking about how you might be able to spark a discussion with your team about the importance of working well together.

When asked what effective teams do, we often hear that "cooperation" is a key factor.  However,  a better answer would be COLLABORATION.

A team that has collaboration between team members will work more effectively because collaboration requires people to pro-active engage and share their best ideas and best practices.  

Cooperation happens when people are told to do so.  Collaboration takes place because people want to work together.

In preparation for your next team meeting or presentation, we encourage you to take time to make your message stronger using memorable quotes on team building. For additional quotes see our bonus links below, as well as our quotation boards on Pinterest.

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