The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. (Phil Jackson, professional basketball executive)

Jackson’s comments may seem contradictory, but they are like the proverbial “two sides of the coin.” He had great success as a coach, so his words are worth considering. No one should ever think he can win the game alone; he needs his teammates. On the other hand, he must recognize that his contribution to the team is essential.

Two are better than one . . . If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

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