75 Dynamic John C Maxwell Quotes on the Power Teamwork

75 Dynamic John C Maxwell Quotes on the Power Teamwork

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John C Maxwell quotes on teamwork
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John C Maxwell is the founder of the John Maxwell Group and EQUIP, organizations that train and build up leaders to make an impact in the world.

His style of leadership training is in line with what the Word of God commands when it says, “Commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2)

Being a great leader points to the ability to build teams that achieve great things as well. He wrote a book entitled, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork which I urge you to read.

Below are 75 Powerful John C Maxwell
quotes on teamwork to keep in mind as you build teams around you in your sphere
of influence:

  1. “One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” ~ John C Maxwell
  2. “The belief that someone can do something great is a myth.” ~ John C Maxwell
  3. “Teamwork is birthed when you concentrate on ‘we’ instead of ‘me’.” ~ John C Maxwell
  4. “You may be good- but you’re not that good.” ~ John C Maxwell
  5. “The goal is more important than the role.” ~ John C Maxwell
  6. “If you think you’re the entire picture, you will never see the big picture.” ~ John C Maxwell
  7. “When you see the big picture correctly, you serve the team more quickly.” ~ John C Maxwell
  8. “All players have a place where they add the most value.” ~ John C Maxwell
  9. “When you discover your place, you will say, ‘There’s no place like this place anywhere near this place, so this must be the place!’” ~ John C Maxwell
  10. “You are most valuable where you add the most value.” ~ John C Maxwell

  11. “A sign of a great team leader is the proper placement of people.” ~ John C Maxwell
  12. “As the challenge escalates, the need for teamwork elevates.” ~ John C Maxwell
  13. “Your team must be the size of your dream.” ~ John C Maxwell
  14. “Many people focus too much attention on their dream and too little on their team.” ~ John C Maxwell
  15. “When the team you have doesn’t match up to the team of your dreams, then you have only two choices: Give up your dream, or grow up your team.” ~ John C Maxwell
  16. “The challenge of the moment often determines the leader for that challenge.” ~ John C Maxwell
  17. “The size of your dream should determine the size of your team.” ~ John C Maxwell
  18. “The strength of the team is impacted by its weakest link.” ~ John C Maxwell
  19. “You lose the respect of the best when you don’t deal properly with the worst.” ~ John C Maxwell
  20. “The team cannot continually cover up its weakness.” ~ John C Maxwell
  21. “Winning teams have players who make things happen.” ~ John C Maxwell

  22. “Catalysts are get-it-done-and-then-some people.” ~ John C Maxwell
  23. “Catalysts are not consultants. They don’t recommend a course of action. They take responsibility for making it happen.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  24. “Vision gives team members direction and confidence.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  25. “Great vision precedes great achievement.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  26. “People won’t reach for the future until they have touched the past.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  27. “When you see it, you can seize it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  28. “Rotten attitudes ruin a team.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  29. “Good attitudes among players do not guarantee a team’s success, but bad attitudes guarantee its failure.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  30. “There’s only one thing more contagious than a good attitude- and that’s a bad attitude.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  31. “Most bad attitudes are the result of selfishness.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  32. “Your attitude determines the team’s attitude.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  33. “Teammates must be able to count on each other when it counts.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  34. “There’s an old saying when it comes to teams: Either we’re pulling together or we’re pulling apart.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  35. “The greatest compliment you can receive is being counted on.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  36. “The team fails to reach its potential when it fails to pay the price.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  37. “If everyone doesn’t pay the price to win, then everyone will pay the price by losing.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  38. “Most people who quit don’t give up at the bottom of the mountain; they stop halfway up it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  39. “When it comes to the Law of the Price Tag, I believe there are really only two kinds of teams who violate it: those who don’t realize the price of success, and those who know the price but are not willing to pay it.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  40. “Your team will reach its potential only if you reach your potential.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  41. “You seldom get more than you pay for.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  42. “The team can make adjustments when it knows where it stands.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  43. “If a team is to accomplish its goals, it has to know where it stands.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  44. “The scoreboard provides a snapshot of the game at any given time.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  45. “When you know what to do, then you can do what you know.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  46. “Great teams have great depth.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  47. “A great starter alone is simply not enough if a team wants to go to the highest level.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  48. “Every human being has value, and every player on a team adds value to the team in some way.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  49. “When a team has a great bench, the options are almost endless.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  50. “You cannot solve tomorrow’s problems with today’s solutions.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  51. “The key to making the most of the Law of the Bench is to continually improve the team.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  52. “Better players make you a better player.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  53. “Shared values define the team.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  54. “Just as personal values influence and guide an individual’s behavior, organizational values influence and guide the team’s behavior.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  55. “Values help set the standard for a team’s performance.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  56. “A team cannot share values if the values have not been shared with the team.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  57. “The single greatest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  58. “The most fundamental management truth I’ve ever learned is that what gets rewarded gets done.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  59. “Interaction fuels action.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  60. “Effective teams have teammates who are constantly talking to one another.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  61. “Working together means winning together.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  62. “Communication increases connection.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  63. “The difference between two equally talented teams is leadership.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  64. “Look at any team that has achieved great success, and you will find that it has strong leadership.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  65. “Everyone is important, but everyone isn’t equal.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  66. “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  67. “When you’re winning, nothing hurts.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  68. “It’s ironic, but if you play hurt, you can put the team in the position to win. And if you win, nothing hurts.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  69. “When the Law of High Morale is working at its best, the leader boosts the morale of the team, and the team boosts the morale of the leader.” ~ John C. Maxwell

  70. “When you do good, you feel good- when you feel good, you do good.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  71. “Investing in the team compounds over time.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  72. “The time, money, and effort required to develop team members don’t change the team overnight, but developing them always pays off.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  73. “Deciding that people on the team are worth developing is the first step in building a better team.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  74. “Even when you’ve played the game of your life, it’s the feeling of teamwork that you’ll remember. You’ll forget the plays, the shots, and the scores, but you’ll never forget your teammates.” ~ John C. Maxwell
  75. “Where there’s a will there’s a way; where there’s a team, there’s more than one way.” ~ John C. Maxwell

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