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.

60 Seconds on the Team Clock

January 13, 2021

Maximizing Human Contact in a Remote World

The vast majority of coaching and training sessions at the Center for Team Excellence have taken place on a virtual platform over the past ten months. Our consultant team reports feeling depleted. We’re not alone. ‘Zoom fatigue’ reportedly affects more than 300 million daily users. The current research tells us that viewing a video screen doesn’t light up the same neurological pathways that face-to-face contact ignites. The cost-reward ratio simply doesn’t pay off since the effort to connect doesn’t generate the same dopamine buzz we get around the water cooler in the breakroom. How do we bring the buzz back?

December 15, 2020

What Music Teaches Us About Teams

Like human relationships, music composition is created by moving from dissonance to harmony. Composers know exactly how to take listeners on an emotional journey by establishing tension and then bringing the discomfort to resolution. Sometimes, a ‘wrong’ note is written into the piece with intention. Once the unexpected obstacle is introduced, it forces the listener to anticipate more harmonious interplay between the notes. Just like the problem solving that follows team conflict, it’s not about the wrong note. The way forward is about how we adapt to it.

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