quote by Colin Powell

Every organization needs to be introspective, transparent, and honest with itself. This only works if everyone is unified on the goals and purposes of the organization and there is trust within the team. High-performing, successful organizations build cultures of introspection and trust and never lose sight of their purpose.

— Colin Powell

Most Powerful Team Culture quotations

I think jazz is a beautiful, democratic music.

It encourages musicians with very strong, and many times, very different points of view to work together as a team while, at the same time, giving them the space to express their individuality. It's a very important art form and can be used as a model for different cultures to work together.

Team culture quote You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop readin
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.

Team culture quote Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will neve
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.

When you're trying to build or change a culture, what do you do? I always say to take players from state championship teams because they only know one thing -- winning.

Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.

Sometimes you just have things within your team that you have to address, and I think you have to protect your culture a little bit. And sometimes it's sitting a guy down and that's just the way it will always be.

Team culture quote I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Great organizations demand a high level of commitment by the people involved.

Eliminate politics, by giving everybody the same message. Keep a flat organization in which all issues are discussed openly. Empower teams to do their own things.

When the Dodgers left, it was not only a loss of a team, it was the disruption of a social pattern. A total destruction of a culture.

A football team represents a way of being, a culture.

Team culture quote Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not fo
Leadership is earned. You want your team to feel like they work with you, not for you.
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The Mets have shied away from that iconic club because they don't want the current one exposed to that hard-partying culture which, while well-documented, has also been somewhat exaggerated at times. The guys from that championship team are older and more mature now and can warn the current Mets about some of the pitfalls of fame.

Teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed

Listen, involve, synergize at work. Then you will bury the old and create an entirely new winning culture which will unleash people's talents and create complementary teams where strengths are made productive and weakness are made irrelevant through the strengths of others.

Team culture quote Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our poli
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

They [some countries] borrowed money to go acquire things, Indian power plants and Danish newspapers and British soccer teams. And they did it willy-nilly, and they themselves a story, that Icelandic history and culture and DNA leaves us very well-suited to being investment bankers.

There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated literature, filmed radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today's realities.

Great talent stands in line to join your team because the culture becomes the stuff of legend.

Team culture quote Your culture is your brand
Your culture is your brand

A big part of my job is coaching and developing.

I've hired the right team. But everyone has areas where we need to improve. One of the things that I do is discuss a leadership topic at our regular meetings. And it makes a difference, because through these leadership topics, I get to reinforce our culture, the style, what's expected.

Once you demonstrate to your team that you put them on the same plane of priority as yourself, you will create an environment, and a culture that will make your entire organization flourish.

Double-check your voice mail message.

Listen to your on-hold words and music. Write welcoming scripts for your telephone team. Pay attention to the music in your office and lobby areas. Make sure what your customers hear sounds good.

Team culture quote If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the bigge
If your heart is bigger than the big-gest guy on the team, then you're the biggest guy on the team.
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You have to protect your team culture. This battle is waged daily.

We are hearing more and more from our clients, they want to know how to build not only a great corporate culture, but effective cultures in each of their smaller teams.

Build creative cultures, and work with purpose to unleash the creativity of your team. Creativity is the most valuable natural resource in any organization, yet it is often a resource that is largely untapped. The leaders that prioritize and invest in creative cultures will be the wall street darlings of tomorrow. In fact, they're the darlings of today (Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, etc).

Team culture quote Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammat
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

The success of corporate mentorship programs developed by some of the Great Teams in business demonstrates how powerful this concept can be and what a difference it can make. As General Electric has shown, when a corporate culture includes mentorship, the end result is a dynamic learning environment with leaders constantly shaping leaders.

Sport is cultural. What the star athlete does helps to define the culture. What the star athlete does on a Canadian team, especially if he or she is Canadian, helps define Canadian-ness.

It's a culture shock to go from obscurity to notoriety in a flash.

Its more to it than talent and money; its pressure, stress, enemies, critics; you have to develop relationships and a team. There are all of these things that go along with taking a leap and following your dreams.

Team culture quote Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible
Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.

Clashing expectations are what most consistently derail any team, and especially a culturally diverse team. So if you take the time to "define" the goal carefully upfront, you've addressed one of the most difficult and important parts of the innovative process.

Play is a universal language. It gives a sense of joy in being alive. It is one of the healthiest things we have in our culture. When we play, we give a gift of joy to another. Happy and joyous family times are a unifying force. They increase closeness and positive feelings. They increase loyalty to the family team. Everyone relaxes and feels more alive. Love just happens when you're having fun together!

The spirit of the West, of America, is different than the East.

The cultural conditioning is very different. It seems to be harder for people to work in teams, more difficult for people here to live in harmony, in a monastery.

Team culture quote Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
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The teams in the Bay Area have created a culture of winning, but the Cubs and Metsneed to learn how to win.

If I can impact an executive and his or her team, I can help to change the culture of an organization.

In the wake of the Cultural Revolution and now of the recession I observe a mounting pressure to co-operate and to promote "teamwork." For its anti-individualistic streak, such a drive is of course highly suspect; some people may not be so sensitive to it, but having seen the Hitlerjugend in action suffices for the rest of your life to be very wary of "team spirit." Very.

The BBC's television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service.

I was writing very early, like I was involved in our high school literary magazine, which was called 'Pariah.' The football team was the Bears, and the literary magazine was 'Pariah.' It was great. It was definitely a real sub-culture. But I wrote stories for them.

I am a big advocate for having an open discussion about team norms and preferences. At The Muse, some of us like to start working at 7:30 A.M. Others focus best from 10 P.M. to 2 A.M. Create a culture where it's acceptable not to be working when someone else is working.

Are you willing to take responsibility for your team's culture or do you treat it like the weather - something that happens to you?

You know, as most entrepreneurs do, that a company is only as good as its people. The hard part is actually building the team that will embody your company culture and propel you forward.