Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

By John Maxwell


Coming together is a beginning.

Keeping together is progress.

Working together is success.

– John Maxwell

It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone. – Andrew Carnegie

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

No one whistles a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. – Halford E Luccock

If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team. – Bud Wilkinson

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King, Jr

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. – Kareem Abdul Jabbar

Sometimes you have to sacrifice a small dream of your own in order to accomplish a bigger dream with someone else. It takes a courageous and humble person to make such a decision.

Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. – Michael Jordan






– John Maxwell

We don’t work for each other; we work with each other. – Stanley C. Gault

Few people are successful unless a lot of other people once them to be. – Charlie Brower

The highest compliments leaders can receive are those that are given by the people who work for them. – James Barksdale

People on your team will always want five things from you:

1. Authenticity that enables a solid connection

2. Confidence that empowers and inspires them

3. Awareness and ability to meet people’s needs

4. Ability to lead with strategic direction

5. Moments of victory during the journey

If you provide those five things, people will always have good reasons to follow you.

Every effective leader knows that you can win with good players. And you can lose with good players. But you cannot win without good players.

We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow. – Pres. Woodrow Wilson

Nothing is ordinary if you know how to use it

No matter how much work you can do, no matter how engaging your personality may be, you will not advance far in business if you cannot work through others. – John Craig

It doesn’t make much difference how much other knowledge or experience an executive possesses; if he is unable to achieve results through people, he is worthless as an executive. – J Paul Getty

To be trusted is a better compliment than to be loved – George MacDonald

The successful attainment of a dream is a cart and horse affair. Without a team of horses, a cart full of dreams can go nowhere. – Rex Murphy

Most men die from the neck up at age twenty–five because they stop dreaming. – Ben Franklin

Make no small plans for they have no capacity to stir men’s souls.

If you lead a team, then you need a dream. If you have a dream, then you need a team. One will not succeed without the other.

Take care of the team, and it will take care of the dream.

Good team leaders know that you touch a heart before you ask for a hand.

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