Sometimes all teams need is a quick reminder and that’s where quotes can come in handy. Quotes take big ideas and compact it down into a short burst of knowledge creating an easy tool for employees to easily refer to.
Here are 7 of our favourite quotes that you can use to inspire your team.
Alone we can do so little, together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
“It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit” – Robert Yates
“None of all is as smart as all of us” – Ken Blanchard
“Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability” – Patrict Lencioni
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” – Henry Ford.
“Unity is strength.. when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved” – Mattie Stepanek
“To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another” – John C. Maxwell.
1. Start with writing down the objective you want to achieve by creating the quote and work towards simplifying it.
2. Avoid using too many big words. William of Ockham, the 14th-century Franciscan friar and logician once said, Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate” (known as Occam’s Razor) or in other words, the simplest explanation is best
3. Stay away from long sentences. Although most people are guilty of speaking in a somewhat rambling way, leaders are expected to keep things sharp and sweet.
4. Read the quote aloud once you are done. The final test of whether your quote is ready for sharing is whether you are comfortable reading it aloud. If it creates some uneasiness, chances are, it will probably still require some work. PS. if you are split in the middle and hopefully have also internalised the quotes above, tap on your team and get your co-workers to help you as well.
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