Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

As I sat on the edge of my seat during game 7, I thought about the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians and how much adversity they had overcome. Teamwork brought them to the World Series. Not one single person or play, but combined effort. The value of that teamwork was on display last Wednesday night.

In post-game interviews, Jason Heyward said he called a team meeting before the extra inning rain delay to rally the team and boost spirits. He stated, “It’s about the whole team. It’s about everybody trying to get something done.” I found this to be inspiring and was even more excited about the Cubs win.

There are all kinds of teams: sports, business, family, and lifestyles. The definitions are pretty true for all – a group of people linked in a common purpose, who work together as a team for a common cause or goal.

Here are a few of my favorites teamwork quotes.  They are a good reminder and serve to inspire me.

  • “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs
  • “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller
  • “I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa
  • TEAMTogether Everyone Achieves More
  • Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.
  • None of us are as smart as all of us.

Are you like the Chicago Cubs and part of a championship team? Do you have a team of people supporting your business? As proven time and again, the power of a team can create success. The right players know the goal. One of the crucial team elements is synergy. When that kind of collaboration is achieved, a team moves toward high performance or success.

As we near the end of the calendar year, it is time to think about goals are for 2017. Take this time to evaluate your team and if needed, change it up. Like sports, the starting players can change based on situations. Make sure you start 2017 with the right players to create your championship team for a winning year.

I end you with this quote from Babe Ruth, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

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