As a participant in the Leading High-Impact Teams program, you will delve into the latest approaches to the art and science of teamwork. This highly collaborative and forward-thinking program focuses on internal and external team dynamics - with an emphasis on how to optimize your performance as both a team player and a team leader.
You will receive a customized report comparing your team with hundreds of others, based upon the completion of an optional web-based survey prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of Professor Thompson’s 2010 edition of “Making the Team: A Guide for Managers.” Participants receive a workbook of team diagnostics and evaluation measures that serve as a handy toolkit and resource for you in the future.
Kellogg Strategic People Management Series Enroll in Energizing People for Performance and receive additional insights, concepts, and frameworks for interacting and managing people that will enable you to engage and inspire individuals in your organizations. By taking both programs consecutively you will be enrolled in the Kellogg Strategic People Management Series and qualify for a discount on each program fee.
Upcoming Sessions (Fee includes lodging and most meals)
If you are a team leader, a member of an in-tact team, a member of an ad-hoc workforce, or taking on a new mission in your team, this program is designed for you. You will walk away inspired—and better equipped to implement more effective teams in your organization.
In this course, you will:
Optimally structure team roles to maximize potential
Set clear and engaging goals
Resolve conflict effectively
Persuasively advocate change
Strategically network your team
Unlock the creative potential of your team
Create a positive and supportive team culture
The Team Performance Equation
Evaluate your and your peers’ leadership and communication styles
Conduct a “team performance analysis”
Four types of high-performing teams and three threats to team effectiveness
Optimizing the performance of virtual teams and teams that work across distances
Power and Influence in Teams
Open versus closed-loop networks
Building and mobilizing organizational capital
Creativity and Innovation
Sharpen convergent and divergent thinking skills
Effectively sell creative ideas in your organization
Leading in Teams
Create an environment conducive for “good conflict”
Understand the psychological challenges inherent in getting your team members to learn from one another
Illuminate how to get beyond agendas and opinions to reveal the facts
Understand the real value of diversity in your teams
Managing Multicultural Teams
Understanding three key cultural style differences
Fusing cultural differences into effective teamwork
Leveraging cultural differences into high quality team decisions
Emotional Intelligence and Team Coaching
Assess your EQ versus your IQ
Develop a personal plan to increase your EQ
Improving your coaching skills
Creating a community of active communication
Leigh Thompson - Academic Director; J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)
Jeanne Brett - DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr., Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations; Director of Dispute Resolution Research Center
Mark Rittenberg - Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Featured Faculty Video
Professor Leigh Thompson: The characteristics of successful high-impact teams
What Past Participants Say
"A great opportunity to learn and develop team leadership concepts and ideas." - Market Manager-Energy Services, Commonwealth Edison
"I've attended several leadership programs-this program generated the most 'real world' applicable concepts that I can begin using right away." - Director of Sales, Central Region, Binney & Smith
"Leading High Impact Teams provides valuable lessons and strategies for improving the effectiveness of teams. 'Real' strategies that result in 'real' results. - Regional Wholesale Manager, Fieldstone Mortgage
"A hands-on learning experience with good practical information to apply to everyday situations." - President, Robert Bosch Corp., Packaging Machinery Division
"A very dynamic session challenging your current team understanding and exploring how to change future team interactions. Excellent process!" - Operations Manager, Qualex, Inc.
"This program applies the best in modern thinking and practice to the most basic and pervasive element of the business world-human interaction. In doing so, it offers the participant a chance to improve efficiency at the ground level of his organization." - VP/GM Commercial Business, Briggs & Stratton Corp.
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