The 4 Stages of a Team
Running a successful business involves people, processes and products. This book is about the people – written to support teams of people for sustained success. 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 2009 publication of Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams introduced a model for effective teaming. That book was the “why.” A decade later, this book is the “how.”
Reviews of the Book
HCI members have embraced Team Clock as a simple, direct and powerful resource for engaging and leading teams in the new economy.
Chairman and CEO, Human Capital Institute
Team Clock is a brief and unique analysis of the psychology of successful teaming. Through storytelling, case studies and graphics, Steve Ritter offers the reader a specific model and strategies for achieving effective teams – whether in sports, business or schools.
Throughout the book, Ritter emphasizes the need for skilled team work if optimum success is to be achieved. In an era when 'professional learning communities' are emphasized as the bases for successful schools, Ritter’s book is a valuable tool in teaching the essentials of how these communities might successfully be implemented.
Joanne Rooney, Ed.D.
Co-Director, Midwest Principals Center
Team Clock provides teams with a direction for future growth.
Director, Football Coaching International
Team Clock has truly transformed the way my team communicates. I highly recommend it to business leaders everywhere.
CEO, the Aroli Group
Team Clock is a perfect step up for students of team dynamics who are ready for a thought provoking framework that goes beyond the basic model of 'forming, storming, norming and performing.' Ritter’s work provides insight into group behavior and effectiveness, and the natural way groups evolve and grow over time. Team Clock is full of applications for every kind of group, from business teams to families.
Professor Julie Hennessy, Clinical Professor of Marketing
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
Team Clock provides leaders and team members with proactive, clear and easy to follow guidelines to improve a team's communication, trust and comfort level. Your team will thrive in productivity and functionality and promote positive outcomes. Applying Team Clock concepts bolster healthy, dynamic, mutually respectful and collaborative cultures.
Dr. Bhavna Sharma-Lewis
Superintendent, Riverside District 96
Steve has done a masterful job bringing a great team development tool to life through Team Clock. A product of his practical and research experience, the Team Clock helps teams assess where they are and gives them the information they need to improve their effectiveness. I have recommended Team Clock in workshops and seminars as a way for teams to become high performing.
Vice President, Mid-Market HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership at Oracle
This book made me think hard - really hard - about what it means to join or lead a group of people. Short, punchy and powerful.
Bestselling Author, Tribes
Team Clock provides a wonderful common language for the development of professional learning teams.