„Communication is a sign of dysfunction. It means people aren’t working together in a close, organic way. We should be trying to figure out ways for teams to communicate less with each other, not more.“

—  Jeff Bezos

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American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. 1964

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„Too many teams are dysfunctional and are plagued with poor communication, lack of direction, selfishness and little sharing – they are teams only in name.“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

To create a high performing team the key is to align all members of your team so that each member is moving in the same direction and understands their role and contribution. A good analogy is to think of a team of rowers where if the each rower is not totally aligned with all the other rowers the boat might go around in circles or even capsize.
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„The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.“

—  Joseph Priestley English theologian, chemist, educator, and political theorist 1733 - 1804

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„Opposites work together in the very opposite of the way they seem… They work together in teams.“

—  Howard Bloom American publicist and author 1943

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„When people feel good about themselves, then they feel good about others.  When people feel good about each other, they can work together as a team, and when people work as a team, they are able to accomplish exceedingly more than anyone could hope to expect.“

—  Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016

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„To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.“

—  Anthony Robbins, book Unlimited Power

Variant: To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Source: Unlimited Power (1986), p. 237

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