Most popular teamwork quotes
In our business, one person can't do anything anymore. You create a team of people around you.
My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.
There's just three things I'd ever say: If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you.
Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
You're missing it. This is not a one-man show. What's reinvigorating this company is two things: One, there's a lot of really talented people in this company who listened to the world tell them they were losers for a couple of years, and some of them were on the verge of starting to believe it themselves. But they're not losers. What they didn't have was a good set of coaches, a good plan. A good senior management team. But they have that now.
A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural. We. We want to conquer. We are going to conquer. Using the word "I" when you're in a group makes things complicated.
And that is the reason why this victory is great, because different players have made contributions to the win.
If one man is representing India in cricket, then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
One brilliant character who does not put team first can destroy the entire team.
A second principle is simply the importance of putting your team first, ahead of your personal statistics and recognition.
Group performance depends on behavior that communicates one powerful overarching idea: We are safe and connected.
Skill 1—Build Safety—explores how signals of connection generate bonds of belonging and identity. Skill 2—Share Vulnerability—explains how habits of mutual risk drive trusting cooperation. Skill 3—Establish Purpose—tells how narratives create shared goals and values.
Cohesion happens not when members of a group are smarter but when they are lit up by clear, steady signals of safe connection.
Belonging cues possess three basic qualities: 1. Energy: They invest in the exchange that is occurring 2. Individualization: They treat the person as unique and valued 3. Future orientation: They signal the relationship will continue
We focus on what we can see—individual skills. But individual skills are not what matters. What matters is the interaction.