Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams

Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams
Dates: Feb 22 - Mar 05, 2021
Duration: 12 Days
Category: Leadership
Type: Online

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Purpose and Usage

"This program will enable you to develop the skills and tools needed to maximize the potential of diverse teams in order to increase productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The key to organizational success is dependent upon harnessing the power of teams."

– The program’s Faculty Director Bill Klepper, Professor of Management at Columbia Business School

Well-constructed and well-managed teams are a necessity in today's work environment, and organizational success relies upon the ability to both create and lead high-performance teams. This three-day program designed for executives in leadership positions or on the cusp of assuming leadership responsibility integrates and applies Columbia Business School’s thought leadership to prepare you to develop and guide your team to its highest potential.

In a highly interactive learning format, Developing and Leading High-Performance Teams will allow you to immediately apply techniques and tactics to hone your team's strategic objectives and improve your leadership abilities.

You will gain immediately applicable knowledge to better manage your team and its strategic challenges; you will also develop a team success strategy for high performance and a detailed team-meeting plan for desired results by the end of the program.


During this intensive program, participants will learn to:

  • Utilize the success formula for high-performance team leadership
  • Leverage your behavioral style as a team leader
  • Improve team performance by leveraging your role and your team members roles
  • Match the right people to the right tasks
  • Apply proven tools for optimal teamwork including communication, decision-making, and learning
  • Influence and persuade others to buy in
  • Lead change from your current state to your desired future state
  • Maximize the potential of diverse teams
  • Generate high-quality decisions in order to gain support from key stakeholders who possess unique agendas and interests

Through an exercise-based curriculum, you will identify direct applications of the learning to your role. You’ll walk away from the program with an action plan for your team, ready to implement improved team leadership and work towards a higher team performance.

You will further benefit from:

  • CBS interactive learning process
  • Learning from highly acclaimed Executive Education faculty
  • Direct application to your strategic challenge
  • Tested team tools to optimize your team's performance

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for team leaders – or soon-to-be team leaders – seeking the knowledge to create diverse, high-performing teams by leveraging frameworks for effective team decision making and putting the right people against the right tasks.

Program participants may include mid-level executives, managers, directors, and VPs from across industries and functions.

Program Structure

Live Online Format: Six live sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two weeks.

Day 1, Monday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Introduction: Effective Teams
  • Team Success Formula
  • Team Leadership

Day 2, Wednesday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Team Roles and Development
  • Team Behavior: Rules of the Road
  • Team Learning
  • Team Communications vs. Conflict

Day 3, Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Getting the Most from Teams: Productivity and Performance

Day 4, Monday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Team Decision Making
  • Defining the Gap
  • Consensus Seeking
  • Personal Case Application: How its Done

Day 5, Wednesday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Intellective vs. Judgement Task
  • Principles of Persuasion
  • Persuaders: Action Towards Others

Day 6, Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • Change Leadership: Identifying Your Constituency (Power Matrix)
  • Creating Your Team Success Strategy
  • Creating Your Plan for Your Team Meeting
  • Q&A and Program Conclusion

United States, New York


William Klepper, Faculty Director

Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

Faculty Member, Executive Education

William Klepper has served as a consultant to numerous corporations including AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Bell Canada, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, DuPont, Ericsson, Finmecannica, General Electric, Hertz, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, SAP, Sony, and Sun Microsystems. He also has consulted for colleges and universities, school districts and government agencies and served as an advisor to the Wounded Warrior Project. He participates regularly in the New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Forum or the Financial Times / Outstanding Directors Exchange.

Profoundly interested in executive learning, strategic leadership and corporate governance, Klepper is the creator of the Klepper Leadership Model, first published in Key Account Management and Planning (2002). It was then updated as the Integrated Leadership Model in his recent book, The CEO’s Boss: Tough Love in the Boardroom (2010).

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