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50 Team Building Quotes to Foster Collaboration and Success

To inspire your team and ignite a spirit of togetherness, we've compiled a list of 50 quotes about team building. These words of wisdom from esteemed business leaders, athletes, and thinkers will motivate your team to work together towards common goals, highlighting the undeniable strength found in unity.

Vision and Collaboration Quotes

  1. Michael Jordan: "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships."

  2. Helen Keller: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

  3. Henry Ford: "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."

  4. Andrew Carnegie: "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision."

  5. Napoleon Hill: "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."

  6. Ken Blanchard: "None of us is as smart as all of us."

Team Strength Quotes

  1. Phil Jackson: "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."

  2. James Cash Penney: "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison."

  3. Booker T. Washington: "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

  4. John C. Maxwell: "Teamwork makes the dream work."

  5. Lewis B. Ergen: "The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team."

  6. Mike Krzyzewski: "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."

Commitment and Collective Effort Quotes

  1. Vince Lombardi: "Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work."

  2. Virginia Burden: "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there."

  3. Babe Ruth: "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success."

  4. H.E. Luccock: "No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it."

  5. Neil Patel: "It’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that wins."

  6. Doug Smith: "Teams share the burden and divide the grief."

Diversity and Talent Quotes

  1. Norman Shidle: "A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself to praise the skills of others."

  2. Margaret Carty: "The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side."

  3. Kurt Koffka: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

  4. Casey Stengel: "Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story."

  5. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha: "Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results."

  6. Stephen Covey: "Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success."

Trust Quotes

  1. Patrick Lencioni: "Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability."

  2. Simon Sinek: "A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other."

  3. Steve Jobs: "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people."

Mutual Support and Achievement Quotes

  1. Mother Teresa: "I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things."

  2. Harry S. Truman: "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."

  3. Bill Bethel: "A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind."

  4. Dave DeBusschere: "The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal."

  5. Ted Sundquist: "Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success."

  6. John Heywood: "Many hands make light work."

Empowering with Unity Quotes

  1. Mattie Stepanek: "Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

  2. Japanese Proverb: "A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle."

  3. Barack Obama: "Teamwork is the dreamwork, only when it is the stream of each member’s dream."

  4. Malcolm X: "When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’, even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’."

  5. Paul Solarz: "Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves."

  6. Peter Drucker: "Efficiency is doing better what is already being done."

  7. Vidal Sassoon: "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Respect and Fairness Quotes

  1. Thach Nguyen: "Respect your fellow team members and their individual perspectives to foster an environment of fairness and mutual respect."

  2. Patrick Lencioni: "Remember, teamwork begins by building trust."

  3. Mark Sanborn: "The greatest danger a team faces isn't that it won't become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve."

  4. Lee Iacocca: "The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."

Togetherness Quotes

  1. Benjamin Franklin: "We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."

  2. Jeff Bezos: "Without teamwork, there is no way we could meet the demands of our customers."

  3. Mark Sanborn: "In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly."

  4. Shantanu Narayen: "The best way to build a team is to stop instructing and start involving."

  5. Thomas Reid: "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

Let these insights guide your team's journey with a spirit of unity and collaboration. Inspiring your team with these quotes is a start towards effective team building.

Once you're ready for a more hands-on approach to team building, we suggest you take a peek at in-person and virtual team building activities offered by Boardroom Breakout, a boutique events agency based in Texas.

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