Team Effort Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old team effort quotes, team effort sayings, and team effort proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Effective teamwork begins and ends with communication.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Creating open teamwork is the best way to encourage innovation.     

Kay Koplovitz

The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.     

John C. Maxwell

Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results.     

Pat Summitt

Remember teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.     

Patrick Lencioni

Teamwork is really a form of trust. It's what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can go it alone and realize that you won't achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues.     

Pat Summitt

Teamwork is neither "good" nor "desirable." It is a fact. Wherever people work together or play together they do so as a team. Which team to use for what purpose is a crucial, difficult and risky decision that is even harder to unmake. Managements have yet to learn how to make it.     

Peter Drucker

Teamwork represents a set of values that encourage behaviors such as listening and constructively responding to points of view expressed by others, giving others the benefit of the doubt, providing support to those who need it, and recognizing the interests and achievements of others.     

John Katzenbach

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.     

Ethiopian Proverb

A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.     

Michael Winner

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.     

Walt Disney

The combined efforts of millions of concerned citizens could do wonders to help the impoverished. The American people are ready for action!     

Barbara Boxer

Teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed.     

Russel Honore

Teamwork is the glue which binds losers together.     

Felix Dennis

Teamwork is not a preference, it is a requirement.     

John Wooden

Teamwork doesn't come naturally. It must be taught.     

Pat Summitt

TEAMWORK: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results.     

Andrew Carnegie

Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.     

Pat Riley

Teamwork is the best ever investment. If I make 3 and you make 5, together we will not make 8. We will make 15. Leaders build active teams.      

Israelmore Ayivor

Teamwork requires that everyone's efforts flow in a single direction. Feelings of significance happen when a team's energy takes on a life of its own.     

Pat Riley

Teamwork is the foundation of success. The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?     

Lou Holtz

Teamwork appears most effective if each individual helps others to succeed, increasing the synergy of that team; ideally, every person will contribute different skills to increase the efficiency of the team and develop its unity.     

Andrew Carnegie

Teamwork is not a matter of persuading yourself and your colleagues to set aside personal ambitions for the greater good. It's a matter of recognizing that your personal ambitions and the ambitions of the team are one and the same. That's the incentive.     

Greg Brown

Teamwork can build friendships that last a lifetime.     

Natalya Neidhart

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.     

Margaret Mead

The nicest thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.     

Margaret Carty

In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.     

Mark Sanborn

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.     

Michael Jordan

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.     

Martin Luther King

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

Ted Sundquist