When there is subterranean conflict across functions and sub-teams within your management team, it puts you out of swing. The team gets stuck and can’t access all its talent. Eventually this starts slowing down the team and its results. Such a conflict often means that peers aren’t asking for what they really want and need. Instead their unmet request play out in odd ways – unanswered calls, negative gossiping, and resentment building up. Taking the time to bring the whole extended team together and walk through issue by issue, focusing on who needs to do what so you can get back in swing, will get everyone taking responsibility for success. The challenge is to prevent the emotions from side tracking the team and ending up with more hurt and disruption. That is one of the reasons, as in this case, Teams of Distinction is brought in.