The Value of Teamwork

A Chinese proverb states, “Behind an able man there are always other able men.” The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. The question isn’t whether teams have value. The question is whether we acknowledge that fact and become better team players. That’s why I assert that one is too small a number to achieve greatness. You cannot do anything of real value alone. That is the Law of Significance.

I challenge you to think of one act of genuine significance in the history of humankind that was performed by a lone human being. No matter what you name, you will find that a team of people was involved. That is why President Lyndon Johnson said, “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.”

If you want to reach your potential or strive for the seemingly impossible, you need to become a team player. It may be a cliché, but it is nonetheless true: Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.

—The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – John Maxwell

PLACE A HIGH VALUE ON TEAMWORK INSTEAD
OF ACHIEVEMENT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE
NOT ONLY TEAMWORK BUT ALSO ACHIEVEMENT.

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