In the Team Elements coaching practice, when we’re coaching teams who are starting to dig in, there are these little, powerful moments. You can often sense them coming. A focused calmness takes hold, people sit up a little straighter or literally lean in, fidgeting stops and eyes widen. It’s a defining moment when team members begin […]


June 5th, 2017

A world of hope, a collective leap of faith. Transformation of any type invites us to an imagined future. It asks us to lay down our tired assumptions and well-worn methods to embrace new ideas and almost unimagined possibilities. It begs us to see incremental change as an imposter. It asks us to suspend disbelief and take […]


May 15th, 2017

While writing over the last month or so about Teams and how we can begin to see them, I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and a few really interesting questions, all of which we will pick up in future posts on the Team Elements blog or here on LinkedIn. One question caught me by surprise, though: “When […]


May 2nd, 2017

One of the reasons I find it easy to be passionate about helping Teams improve is because they are so deeply woven into our daily experience and existence. First, whether you sense it or not, you’re a non-stop consumer of things that Teams produce. That Grande Latte? The newly repaved road that made your commute smooth? The […]


June 6th, 2016

Previous posts in this series focused on the importance of Teams in our daily lives. They shape so much of our daily interactions. They create a sense of togetherness in a world that often seems alienating. Yet despite their importance, Teams are quite difficult to see in their fullness. And if we can’t see them, […]


Look at your Team. Look closely. What do you see? Maybe… Faces around a meeting table Boxes on an organization chart Line items in a budget Cooks in the kitchen Nurses in an Operating Room Friends on the soccer field No doubt, these are the most visible manifestations of your Team. They are the “things” […]


May 20th, 2016

Here at Team Elements we’re kicking off a series of blog posts focused on teams. If you’re an average adult, this will take about three minutes to read. Two to scan.  One to skim.  In exchange for that time, we’ll see to it that you get a juicy nugget of insight, a tool you can […]