50 Team Building Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

Inspiring team quotes not only help to develop individuals as people but also encourage employees and teams to work well together to achieve success in the workplace.
50 Team Building Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork
Team building isn’t something you do once, it’s not a one-day event, nor is it a short-term activity; it’s an ongoing program of regular activities and time spent on your team that not only helps to develop inspired leaders but also considerate members of staff.

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Working at a challenging job can be stressful and demanding. When you feel overwhelmed with work, it’s vital to have a support system in place in order to produce high-quality work and maintain your sanity. Building a positive and productive environment takes time but it is a great place to start? Encouraging your staff through positive words and inspiration. Check out these team building quotes for some encouragement!

50 Inspiring Team Building Quotes:

1. “Teamwork makes the dream work.” – Bang Gae 

2. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill 

3. “A leader must inspire or his team will expire.” – Orrin Woodward 

4. “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” – Max De Pree 

5. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard 

6. “Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part.” – Casey Stengel 

7. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others.” – Norman Shidle 

8. “Together, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results.” – Becka Schoettle 

9. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter 

10. “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” – John Rockefeller

11. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F. Drucker 

12. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty 

13. “Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.” – Brian Tracy 14. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader 

15. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

16. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” – Ted Sundquist 

17. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy 

18. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro 

19. “He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” – Confucius 20. “Leading people is the most challenging and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors.” – Jocko Willink 

21. “The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.” – Lee Iacocca 

22. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle 

23. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.” – Mike Krzyzewski 

24. “Everyone is needed, but no one is necessary.” – Bruce Coslet 

25. “Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.” – Jesse Jackson 

26. “Bad attitudes will ruin your team.” – Terry Bradshaw 

27. “If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don't have to manage them.” – Jack Welch

 28. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” – Ifeanyi Onuoha.

29. “Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely 

30. “Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” – David Ogilvy 

31. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.” – Andrew Carnegie 

32. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

33. “With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.” – Tahir Shah 

34. “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” – Warren Bennis 

35. “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson 

36. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

37. “Bad attitudes will ruin your team.” – Terry Bradshaw 

38. “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock 

39. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller 

40. “Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

 41. “A successful team is a group of many hands and one mind.” – Bill Bethel 

42. “Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world; there is nothing so honorable as helping improve the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett 

43. “If you can laugh together, you can work together.” – Robert Orben 

44. “The value of achievement lies in the achieving.” – Albert Einstein 

45. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that's what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi 

46. “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni 

47. “Teams share the burden and divide the grief.” – Doug Smith 

48. “Teamwork. A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.” – Justin Sewell 

49. “In union there is strength.” – Aesop 

50. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford


Team building quotes are a great way to recruit and maintain your team. Employees will be inspired by the thoughtful sayings that make them think about themselves in a different light.

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Written by:
Najeeb Khan
Head of Training & Events
Leadership Development, Team Training, Belonging, Diversity & Inclusion, & Innovation
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