Teamwork Really Does Make the Dream Work

Jan 22, 2022
Teamwork Really DOES Make the Dream Work

Words of Wisdom from Boba Fett

It’s a quote from this week’s episode The Book of Boba Fett that got me thinking about teamwork.  In this week’s episode Boba says “you can only get so far without a tribe”.  I’ve started using the word tribe lately in my personal life.  This quote got me thinking about my tribe from a professional perspective.  We all have a tribe that we count on to help us go farther at home, at work and in life. 



Many people have heard the phrase “Teamwork makes the dream work”, first attributed to John Maxwell. 

Have you heard the rest of the quote? 

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

Think about that.  You have a big vision.  Do you have the team in place to support you and your vision?

While I am not sure I support the notion of a bad team, there are teams that are composed of people that are not the right fit.  While there certainly are poor performers, more often there are people in roles that are not a right fit.  

As a leader you are responsible for building a team of people that support the vision and mission of your organization, and are aligned with the organizations core values.  If they are not aligned, and they are not supportive - they need to move on.    

You don't want to only "get so far".  You want to reach your goals, launch your vision, achieve your dreams.  It all starts with people.  

Your focus on vision without focus on your team is a recipe for disaster, or as John Maxwell put it ... a nightmare.  


Ask Yourself

I am passionate about this from a personal and professional perspective.  I have a group of people I consider my personal board of directors.  They are my tribe.  I seek advice from them.  I respect their perspective.  They consider my best interests.  They are aligned with. my values.  These statements should also describe your team as it relates to your organization.    

Who’s in your tribe?  Who's on your team?  Are you surrounding yourself with people that have common goals and support you?  Are you supporting those that include you in their tribe and on their team? 


👍 I'm thankful for my tribe

👍 I’m excited at the opportunity to grow my tribe

👍 I’m honored when welcomed into a new tribe


About Me:   

I’m Heather Havey.  My consulting business brings the art of Disney and science of GE to clients looking to transform their operations.  I help clients fix, build and grow their businesses through a unique combination of analytical skills, contact center leadership, project implementation experience and an obsession with employee and customer engagement.   

My passion for relationship building and Six Sigma discipline is infused into every project.   With 20 years at Disney combined with 10 years at GE, I am equipped to help clients improve their employee engagement, deliver a world class customer service experience and optimize their existing resources. 

Whether you are a large service-oriented business with a desire to level up your customer service operation by benchmarking the Disney Guest experience, or a small to mid-sized business in growth mode looking to define or formalize customer service and recovery processes … I offer customized, no-nonsense, real-world solutions designed to position you as the hero in the reinvention of your business.


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