25 Marvelous John Maxwell Quotes On Teamwork

John Maxwell, an author and pastor from Michigan is a best selling author of countless leadership focused books. He was most recently named one of the Hall of Fame author’s added to Amazon’s prestigious list. Here is a compilation of some of his most treasured and beloved quotes.

“A great dream with a bad team is nothing more than a nightmare.”

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

“A sign of a great team leader is the proper placement of people.”

“All good leaders are connectors. They relate well and make people feel confident about themselves and their leader.”

“All of the people in my life whom I consider to be close friends or colleagues are good thinkers.”

“As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me.”

“Effective teams have teammates who are constantly talking to one another.”

“Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful.”

“Everybody wants money, yet seldom will anyone budget or control their spending.”

“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.”

“For the person trying to do everything alone, the game really is over. If you want to do something big, you must link up with others. One is too small a number to achieve greatness.
That’s the Law of Significance.”

“If you think you are the entire picture, you will never see the big picture.”

“Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.”

“Individuals score points, but teams win games.”

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.”

“Leadership is influence.”

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.”

“Nothing much happens without a dream. For something really great to happen, it takes a really great dream.”

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”

“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.”

“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.”

“The road to the next level is always uphill, and if a team isn’t intentionally fighting to move up, then it inevitably slides down.”

“What’s true for a teammate is also true for the leader: If you don’t grow, you gotta go.”

“Winning teams have players who makes things happen.”


This beautifully inspiring video features John Maxwell talking on how he found his purpose in life, and how you can find yours as well.

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