Twelve Quotes Worth Quoting About Teamwork

1.         If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. – Mark 3:25

2.         One step by 100 persons is better than 100 steps by one person – Koichi Tsukamoto

3.         We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin

4.         It is better to have one person working with you than to have three people working for you. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

5.         My most important contribution to IBM was my ability to pick strong and intelligent men and then hold the team together by persuasion, by apologies, by financial incentives, by speeches, by chatting with their wives, by thoughtfulness when they were sick…and by using every tool at my command to make that team think I was a decent guy. – Thomas J. Watson

6.         They said you have to use your five best players, but I found you win with the five that fit together best. – Red Auerbach

7.         People in engineering and manufacturing almost have to be sleeping together; these guys (at Chrysler) weren’t even flirting. – Lee Iacocca

8.         Check your ego at the door. – Sign placed by Lionel Ritchie at the studio where music legends recorded the song “We Are the World”

9.         When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. – Joe Paterno

10.       Teamwork is consciously espoused by unwittingly shunned by most people in business because they are deathly afraid…it will render them anonymous, invisible. – Srully Blotnick

11.       Soloists are inspiring in opera and perhaps even in small entrepreneurial ventures, but there is not place for them in large organizations. – Normal Augustine

12.       Confidence (in others) is a thing not to be produced by compulsion.  Men cannot be forced into trust. – Daniel Webster 

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