The 4 Stages of a Team is a toolkit for team survival.

The Team Clock® method has been endorsed by internationally recognized leaders in sports, consumer products, professional services, education and healthcare seeking to improve business results and the wellness of their organizations.

The 4 Stages of a Team is a toolkit for team survival.

The Team Clock® method has been endorsed by internationally recognized leaders in sports, consumer products, professional services, education and healthcare seeking to improve business results and the wellness of their organizations.

Running a successful business involves people, processes and products. This book is about the people – written to support teams of people for sustained success.

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Welcome to The Center for Team Excellence

What is Team Clock®?

Team Clock® transforms teams, impacting company culture and morale. By identifying and addressing the obstacles interfering with performance, teams can spend more time focusing on their work and less time on the politics of their workplace. Team Clock gives teams the tools they need to adapt to change and repair themselves for the lifespan of the entity.

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How We Help

All relationships travel through cycles of growth and change. Whether it’s two people in a partnership, a team of people with a common goal or an organization with a mission, the living entity evolves through predictable stages. At the beginning, the team makes an INVESTMENT in a future together and carefully defines its direction. As the team becomes close and discovers how to work out differences, TRUST becomes the fuel for connection. The foundation of shared values and accountability becomes a platform for INNOVATION. This exploration creates change, which requires some DISTANCING to adjust to what has been lost, refuel and adapt to the new circumstances.

"Teams are messy. Conflict is unavoidable. Dynamics flow with the circumstances, mindsets, and emotions of the members involved. Graduates of top-tier schools are exceptional individual performers, but often struggle in teams."

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How We Do It

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Common Team Challenges
  • Workplace norms, mission alignment and conflict
  • Connection, trust and accountability
  • Leveraging diversity to innovate
  • Managing change
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Books
  • The 4 Stages of a Team
  • Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams
  • Useful Pain: Why Your Relationship Needs Struggle
  • Interpersonal Assessment Action Workbook
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Team Engagement
  • Team Wellness Packages
  • Coaching and Consulting
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Workshops
  • Online Assessment
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Certification
  • Become a Specialist
  • Become a Consultant
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Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Assessment

Organizational Nirvana

Which team is yours – Aging rock stars? Perpetual motion? Comfortably numb? Toxic? The Center for Team Excellence has a solution. Contact us today to get started with Team Clock® and learn how we can help your team rise to new heights.

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60 Seconds on the Team Clock

May 23, 2023

Shallow or Deep?

Confession: I’ve learned to skim and absorb most of my reading material quickly. I’m willing to trade depth for speed. I can synthesize an academic journal article in fifteen minutes. Anything less rigorous takes me about two. Many social media platforms predict how long it will take to read their posts, with an eye toward expedience. No need to dive in if you don’t have 4.5 minutes to spare. This blog promises “60 seconds on the Team Clock.” I endeavor to put readers out of their misery in less than a minute. It’s a dupe. My blogs are usually two-minute reads.

May 10, 2023

Three Kinds of Change

The first change that draws most people’s attention is the unfair event that alters their stability. The second kind of change is the one that you, yourself, instigate. Others react to this one like you would respond to the first type. The third kind of change is constant and quiet. We age. Our teams evolve. Succession happens. The first and second examples consume tremendous amounts of leadership and H.R. energy. What many people don’t realize is that the third is an even more valuable expenditure of time and talent.

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