Top 10 Teamwork Lessons from Hockey

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision!

The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward team objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.

What is teamwork?

While the dictionary definition is a group of people working towards a common goal while creating a positive environment that celebrates each individual’s strengths to create a combined better performance. It’s the concept of the whole being greater than its parts. That we are stronger as a group than we are individually.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Key Teamwork Lessons:

  1. Teamwork is required for winning
  2. Keep pushing. Give your all at all times
  3. Maintain a positive outlook. You will miss opportunities if you constantly look down
  4. You’re responsible for looking after your teammate. She/he will have your back if you have his/her
  5. Planning and strategy is the key to achieving your goals
  6. It’s important to stay calm in the face of adversity for a successful finish
  7. Be disciplined
  8. Celebrate teamwork when you win
  9. Learn from missed opportunities and losses
  10. You will be knocked down many times. Always get up.
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