Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.— Phil Jackson
Tempting Inspirational Team quotations
People who are role models for the principles and values of the organization, who buy in and understand the vision of what the organization is trying to accomplish, and have the personality to inspire other people to the vision. You know, that’s what team chemistry and leadership is all about.
A team is not a group of people that work together.
A team is a group of people that trust each other.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
If we want to find safe alternatives to obstetrics, we must rediscover midwifery. To rediscover midwifery is the same as giving back childbirth to women. And imagine the future if surgical teams were at the service of the midwives and the women instead of controlling them.
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.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven't done much today.
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts.
It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn't much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.
Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.
Synergy - the bonus that is achieved when things work together harmoniously.
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?
Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm.
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.
Remember teamwork begins by building trust.
And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.
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.
Day by day, what you do is who you become.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
It's not about rugby, it's about young men.
It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that.
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.
Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.
Teamplayer: Once who unites others toward a shared destiny through sharing information and ideas, empowering others and developing trust.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each individual vying with the others for power, prestige and position.
The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player.
Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries.
You win with people, not with talent.
So the quality of the people is very important in building your team. I always looked for people with a solid value system. Then I recruited kids from a cross-section of different personalities, talents and styles of play.
We had a good team on paper. Unfortunately, the game was played on grass.
Most talented players don't always succeed. Some don't even make the team. It's more what's inside.