20 Team Building Quotes to Drive Sales Growth

Here at CFS, we love quotes that inspire and motivate and this week it’s all about team building quotes to help drive sales growth.

“Two is better than one,” they say (name those lyrics!).

We couldn’t agree more. We’ve worked with quite a few sales teams and have discovered that with collaboration comes great power and success.

Collaboration = Team Success

In our experience we’ve discovered that sales teams that work together to exchange best selling practices for their Sales PlayBooks are 70% more successful than those who don’t.

Now, that’s some collaboration I can get behind!

But working together isn’t always easy! The beauty of salespeople is that they tend to be independent and self-motivated. This can make effective collaboration challenging—which is probably why you clicked on this team building quotes article in the first place!

So, let’s get to it!

Team Building Quotes on Collaboration

1. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford Tweet: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Team Building Quotes Henry Ford

2. “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin Tweet: “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

Team Building Quotes Charles Darwin

3. “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” – George Bernard Shaw Tweet: “But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. - George Bernard Shaw, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes George Bernard Shaw

4. “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other’s fund of collective intelligence.” – Mike Schmoker Tweet: “Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence. - Mike Schmoker, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Mike Schmoker

5. “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 Tweet: “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, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Andrew Carnegie

6. “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.” – SEAL Team saying Tweet: “Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds. - SEAL Team saying, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes SEAL Team Saying

7. “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team.” – Patrick Lencioni Tweet: “Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they’re doing it because they care about the team. - Patrick Lencioni, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Patrick Lencioni

8. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard Tweet: “None of us is as smart as all of us. - Ken Blanchard, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Ken Blanchard

9. “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 Tweet: “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, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Babe Ruth

10. “Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi Tweet: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Vince Lombardi

Team Building Quotes on Development & Growth

11. “You don’t win with the best talent – you win with the five players who are able to play well together.” – Sportscaster Tweet: “You don't win with the best talent - you win with the five players who are able to play well together. - Sportscaster, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Sportscaster

12. “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-Exupéry Tweet: “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-Exupéry , via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Antoine de Saint-Exupery

13. “All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.” – Alexis Carrel Tweet: “All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. – Alexis Carrel, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Alexis Carrel

14. “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another.” – John C. Maxwell Tweet: “To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another. - John C. Maxwell, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes John Maxwell

15. “It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.” – Robert Yates Tweet: “It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit. – Robert Yates, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Robert Yates

16. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.” – Joe Paterno Tweet: “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. - Joe Paterno, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Joe Paterno

17. “Interdependent people combine their own efforts, with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey Tweet: “Interdependent people combine their own efforts, with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success. – Stephen Covey , via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Stephen Covey

18. “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 Tweet: “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, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Margaret Mead

19. “A boat doesn’t go forward if each one is rowing their own way.” – Swahili proverb Tweet: “A boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing their own way. - Swahili proverb, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes Swahili proverb

20. “What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.” – W. Edward Deming Tweet: “What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. - W. Edward Deming, via @cfsplaybook

Team Building Quotes W. Edward Deming

Have other favorites to add to the list of team building quotes? Please comment below (we love collaboration!).

Motivating Your Sales Team

By | 2017-07-18T12:36:51+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Sales Success|2 Comments

About the Author:

Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

2 Comments

  1. Barry Hall March 10, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Oooh I can’t live without you
    ‘Cause baby two is better than one
    There’s so much time, to figure out the rest of my life
    And I’ve figured out with all that’s said and done
    Two, is better than one

    Two is better than one

    Two might be better than ONE BUT there is ONLY 1 CRITERIAFORSUCCESS!!

    • Rebecca Smith March 16, 2016 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Barry, you are AWESOME!

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