In ways we’ve never experienced, leaders and teams are adapting to change with no playbook.

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From essential businesses having to ramp up to emergency-level responsiveness to all the industries required to shut down with little warning or preparation, everyone has moved to problem-solving mode under extreme pressure. Our Team Clock consultants at the Center for Team Excellence are seeing the best and the worst in leaders.

I’m excited to introduce Wes Becton, Michelle Sherbun, Monica Kerber and Jeremy Schreifels to the conversation. They, along with our team of consultants, have been caring for the people who take care of the people. They are seeing what works and what doesn’t.

Featured Interview: The YOGI M.D. Podcast

September 18, 2019
Steve Ritter was featured on the YOGI M.D. Podcast. In this episode, Steve:

  • Defines team
  • Explains the Team Clock method as well as its genesis.
  • Explains why teams must cycle to grow and strengthen their relationships and productivity
  • Takes a deep dive into the four stages of a Team
  • Defines characteristics of a healthy vs. an unhealthy team
  • Explores how to approach a toxic workplace
  • Reveals that not everyone wants to be part of a healthy team

Featured Interview: Mawi Asgedom

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Mawi Asgedom: Your Team's Predictable Emotional Journey During Challenging Times
March 27, 2020

Mawi Asgedom has a conversation with Steve Ritter about the emotional journey of teams and how leaders can proactively guide their teams to new levels of growth and impact.


This is Team Clock

An hour-by-hour walk around the Team Clock explains the four anchor quadrants and ten key domains of the team wellness cycle.

Organizational Nirvana

Which one is your team – aging rock star, perpetual motion, comfortably numb, or toxic?

Team Clock Business Dynamics

At the University of Illinois, business students are taught how the Team Clock model impacts their career activities.

Sustaining Healthy Culture

Building a platform of team health.

Trust and Accountability

How do we measure team trust? Might there be a gender difference?

Unhealthy Team Investment

Decide what ingredients you’d like to bake into your team recipe.

Throw a Flag

Holding each other accountable to living the mission and values of an organization takes courage.

Unhealthy Teams

Protecting insulated clusters of health.

10 Years of Experience

Are you growing or remaining stagnant?

Q and A

A coaching challenge: “Are broken teammates beyond help?”

Interpersonal Model

Applying the Team Clock model to interpersonal relationships, the Discovery stage addresses the challenges of starting something new while the Intimacy stage addresses the challenges of closeness while the Adventure stage addresses the challenges of growth, and the Space stage addresses the challenges of managing change.

Useful Pain Book Promo

The Team Clock model also guides interpersonal wellness. How’s the health status of your most important relationships?

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Leaders Bank - 2010 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award Winner

A Team Clock early adopter recognized as an industry best practice.

Creating Breakthrough Teams

The journey to breakthrough teams.


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The YOGI M.D. Podcast

Author Steve Ritter teaches us about healthy teams and relationships

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How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change

You’ll Learn:
• Where teams get stuck most often
• How to grow and deepen over time as a team
• Why there’s hope for disengaged team members

Detoxifying Teams

Please enjoy this July 2016 podcast interview where Steve Ritter addresses how:
• team growth happens in cycles.
• a team is more about relationships than individual performance.
• we solve team problems through honest, uncomfortable conversations.

Turn Relationship Pain into Gain

Looking at the benefits of struggle in propelling growth.

Media Downloads

Steve Ritter Headshots, (5mb)

Download professional photos of Steve Ritter.

Team Clock Book Covers, (2mb)

Team Clock and Useful Pain book covers.

Team Clock Logos, (776kb)

Download the Team Clock logo and logo mark.

Steve Ritter 2019 CV, (116kb)

Download Steve Ritter’s current resume.

Awards and Promotions

Best of Show webinar: Communicating in teams to build employee engagement

APA's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards & Winners

Best Practices Honors & Honorees