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I hope these words of wisdom bring you as much peace and encouragement as they have given me in the past several days. Feel free to share.

  • "If you take out the team in teamwork, it's just work. Now who wants that?" Matthew Woodring Stover
  • "When you hand good people possibility, they do great things." Biz Stone
  • "Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there." Virginia Burden
  • "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever." Amy Poehler
  • "There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others." George Shinn
  • "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Isaac Newton
  • "The ratio of 'We' to 'I' is the best indicator of the development of a team." Lewis B Ergen
  • "The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it." Elbert Hubbard
  • "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first."  Iyanla Vanzant
  • "Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." Vince Lombardi
  • "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Michael Jordan
  • "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Andrew Carnegie
  • "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller
  • "Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." Patrick Lencioni
  • "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." Booker T. Washington
  • "I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition." Jean-Francois Cope
  • "None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken Blanchard
  • "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." Henry Ford
  • "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Phil Jackson
  • "It takes two flints to make a fire." Louisa May Alcott
  • "Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie Stepanek
  • "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless." Mike Krzyzewski
  • "The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison." James Cash Penney
  • "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." Phil Jackson
  • "We rise by lifting others" Robert Ingersoll
  • "I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." Abraham Lincoln
  • "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry S Truman
  • "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." Henry Ford
  • "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • "A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others." Norman Shidle
  • "No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team." Reid Hoffman
  • "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." Steve Jobs
  • "Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results." Ifeanyi Onuoha
  • "Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team." Patrick Lencioni
  • "Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you're the CEO." Max McKeown
  • "With teamwork we are able to multiply our output and minimize individual input." Ogwo David Emenike

  • "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

  • "In teamwork, silence isn't golden, it's deadly." Mark Sanborn

  • "The speed of the boss is the speed of the team." Lee Iacocca

  • "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • "There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." Billy Martin

  • "Teams are incredible things. No task is too great, no accomplishment too grand, no dream too far-fetched for a team. It takes teamwork to make the dream work." John C. Maxwell
  • "Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you." Kris A. Hiatt

  • Inspirational Teamwork Quotes to remind us to work as a team and achieve great success together,perfect for workplace or sports motivation.

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    Inspiration doesn’t always come naturally, and even the most motivated employees occasionally need a boost.

    Sometimes all we need is to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. A little bit of perspective can go a long way, and quotes from inspirational figures can be just the thing to bring it.

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    Here are 40 quotes that you can share with your team.

    1. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.Sheryl Sandberg

    2. To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.Doug Conant

    3. When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.Simon Sinek

    4. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Benjamin Franklin

    5. I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.Marissa Mayer

    6. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.Babe Ruth

    7. We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.Tony Hsieh

    8. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”Audrey Hepburn

    9. Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.Stephen R. Covey

    10. Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.Zig Ziglar

    11. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.Malcolm X

    12. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh

    13. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.Lao Tzu

    14. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.Henry Ford

    15. You can have all the potential in world, but unless you have confidence, you have nothing.Tyra Banks

    16. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

    17. Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.Sam Walton

    18. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.Mary Kay Ash

    19. The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.Phil Jackson

    20. There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.Jack Welch

    21. You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you.Barack Obama

    22. Some companies don’t have an engagement problem, they have a hiring problem.Bob Kelleher

    23. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison

    24. If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more.Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    25. The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate–it’s either in their DNA or it’s not.Richard Branson

    26. If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.Seth Godin

    27. If you don’t give people a chance to fail, you won’t innovate. If you want to be an innovative company, allow people to make mistakes.Indra Nooyi

    28. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.Steve Jobs

    29. Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.Mark Twain

    30. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.Michael Jordan

    31. In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.Albert Einstein

    32. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.Bill Gates

    33. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.Winston Churchill

    34. The one thing I learned is to just give everything a shot. You don’t want to live in regret.Chloe Kim

    35. Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision.Ben Horowitz

    36. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.Maya Angelou

    37. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.Jim Rohn

    38. Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than the right idea.Ed Catmull

    39. You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.Ellen DeGeneres

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    This article was originally published by Jacob Shriar on October 25, 2016.

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    60 Inspirational Quotes for Women on Strength and Leadership

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    Get inspired to channel your inner warrior princess with these awesome quotes for women. You are strong, confident and courageous, and these powerful quotes will serve as your perfect reminder of just that!

    Contrary to the belief that this is a male-dominated world, women provide the foundation of power, grace, wisdom, justice, creativity, and hope.

    Women are known to have better intuition, patience, emotional focus, compassion and networking ability. The list of female strengths is endless.

    Throughout history, the world has witnessed many great women of strength who managed to tap into their Everyday Power to leave an indelible mark on society. Reading words of wisdom from such amazing women can inspire you to become a strong woman yourself, who approaches life with confidence.

    The inspirational quotes for women below are filled with wisdom that will awaken hope, ambition, faith and inner strength. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed compiling them.

    Inspirational quotes for women on strength and leadership

    1.) “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

    2.) “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young

    3.) “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

    4.) “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” – Lady Gaga

    5.) “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – J. K. Rowling

    6.) “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and sh*t to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.” – Amy Schumer

    7.) “It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people.”  – Taylor Swift

    8.) “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

    9.) “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

    10.) “She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.” – Atticus

    Inspirational quotes for women that empower

    11.) “And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong, and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony

    12.) “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b*tch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”— Maya Angelou

    13.) “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton

    14.) “We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” — Malala Yousafzai

    15.) “If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor.”– Al Anon

    16.) “The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    17.) “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” –Janis Joplin

    18.) “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker

    19.) “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”– Sheila Murray Bethel

    20.) “Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” — Anne Frank

    Inspirational quotes for women to inspire confidence

    21.) “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” – Jennifer Lopez

    22.) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    23.) “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge

    24.) “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.” ~ Byron Katie

    25.) “The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world.”– Arlene Rankin

    26.) “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”– Oprah Winfrey

    27.) “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”– Rosalynn Carter

    28.) “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

    29.) “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”— Grace Hopper

    30.) “It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie

    Inspirational quotes for women about success

    31.) “Buckle up, and know that it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.” –Tory Burch

    32.) “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”— Florence Nightingale

    33.) “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”— Meryl Streep

    34.) “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

    35.) “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

    36.) “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” – Melinda Gates

    37.) Successful women are not liked. I think the biggest danger for women in science is colleagues who are not as good as you are.” –  Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

    38.) “Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her.” – Yulia Tymoshenko

    39.) “Success as a woman has changed me. That’s what I feel is the first thing. When I feel like a successful woman as a rounded human being, then it feeds my work in a broader way so it becomes more interesting.”- Jacqueline Bisset

    40.) “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

    Quotes for women to inspire and teach

    41.) “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.” – Pink

    42.) “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.”– Margaret Thatcher

    43.) “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.”– Rhonda Hansome

    Sometimes all inspiration you need to build a better team can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

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    Your best product is your people. Delivering great work to your clients depends on the team that helps you get there. It's your job to keep them inspired and engaged. Luckily, there have been many great, famous leaders before us from whom we can borrow inspiration. Make a resolution to kick off your Monday meetings with one of these inspirational teamwork quotes each week of the year!

  • I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale

  • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

  • It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with. Pete Seeger

  • No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing. Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • 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. Steve Jobs

  • You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note. Doug Floyd

  • In teamwork, silence isn’t golden. It’s deadly. Mark Sanborn

  • People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. Mary Kay Ash

  • If you try and we lose, then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault. Orson Scott Card

  • There is little success where there is little laughter. Andrew Carnegie

  • A major reason capable people fail to advance is that they don’t work well with their colleagues. Lee Iacocca

  • It takes two flints to make a fire. Louisa May Alcott

  • You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford

  • Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. Michael Jordan

  • Don’t stay in bed. Unless you can make money in bed. George Burns

  • People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours. Ken Hakuta

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

  • The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. Mark Sanborn

  • Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

  • The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. JC Penny

  • I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win. Jarod Kintz

  • The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. John Wooden

  • Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

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

  • You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership. Dwight Eisenhower

  • Disruption isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you respond to what happens to you. Jay Samit

  • The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. Knute Rockne

  • I don’t want yes-men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs. Samuel Goldwyn

  • Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats Howard Aiken

  • Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. Abraham Lincoln

  • If at first you don’t succeed, you are running at about average. MH Alderson

  • I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.Mohandas Ghandi

  • There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals. Idowu Koyenikan

  • Two men look out through the same bars; one sees mud, and one sees the stars. Frederick Langbridge

  • 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. Babe Ruth

  • You can’t build an adaptable organization without adaptable people, and individuals change only when they have to, or when they want to. Gary Hamel

  • Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. TS Eliot

  • Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them that’s the mark of a great player. Alice Cooper

  • You never become a howling success just by howling. Bob Harrington

  • Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath. Happy Creating. M.F. Ryan

  • I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I sure can pick smart colleagues. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.Yogi Berra

  • The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson

  • A group is a bunch of people in an elevator. A team is a bunch of people in an elevator, but the elevator is broken! Bonnie Edelstein

  • The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vidal Sassoon

  • Men have never been individually self-sufficient. Reinhold Niebuhr

  • The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. Kakuzo Okakaura

  • The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. Bruce Lee

  • If at first you don’t succeed, take the tax loss. Kirk Kirkpatrick

  • Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more.Oscar Wilde

  • The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team. Lewis B. Ergen

  • The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind. Joseph Stilwell

  • So there you have it: A quote to inspire your team for every week of 2017. From all of us at Mavenlink, we wish you a happy, healthy, productive New Year! 

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    Editors Note: The original version of this post was published in December, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 
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