Teamwork begins with individuals respecting their teammates whether on the field, or in the real world. Once they respect one another, the strength of a team begins to emerge. Teammates can then begin to work together, share together, endure together and succeed together. Eventually they share the powerful benefits that could only come through individuals acting together toward the pursuit of a common goal.
As Andrew Carnegie said, “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
Former NFL football coach Vince Lombardi said it another way. “People who work together will win, whether it is against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”
“The strength of the team is each individual member…the strength of each member is the team,”
Coach Phil Jackson of the Chicago Bulls