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Leading High-Impact Teams

Build a Powerful and Successful Team

Professor Leigh ThompsonIn this intensive program, members of Kellogg’s top-tier faculty instruct participants on their proven approaches to the art and science of teamwork — concepts that set the standard for contemporary management thought and behavior.

In a highly collaborative, interactive atmosphere, you will, alongside likeminded professionals, explore the intricacies of internal and external team dynamics and the complexities of managing these dynamics. This long-running yet forward-looking program also focuses specifically on how you can optimize your personal performance as a team player and a leader.
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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    October 4-7, 2016
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    April 4-7, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  • Apply Online
    September 12-15, 2017
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  1. Leaders and members of formally structured organizational teams including Federal Government agencies
  2. Members of an ad hoc workforce or a team with a new mission
  3. Individuals seeking to improve the effectiveness of teams in their organizations
During this program, you will:

  1. Structure team roles to maximize potential
  2. Set clear and engaging goals
  3. Resolve conflict effectively
  4. Communicate passionately
  5. Advocate for change persuasively
  6. Unlock your team's creative potential
  7. Create a positive and supportive team culture

The Team Performance Equation

  1. Evaluate leadership and communication styles
  2. Conduct a team performance analysis
  3. Explore four types of high-performing teams and the primary threats to team effectiveness
  4. Optimize the performance of virtual teams and teams that work across distances

Power and Influence in Teams

  1. Understand open-loop versus closed-loop networks
  2. Build and mobilize organizational capital

Creativity and Innovation

  1. Lead effective brainstorming
  2. Sharpen convergent and divergent thinking skills
  3. Successfully sell creative ideas in your organization

Leading Teams

  1. Create an environment conducive for “good” conflict
  2. Understand challenges in getting team members to learn from one another
  3. Move beyond agendas and opinions to reveal the facts
  4. Discover the real value of diversity in teams

Managing Multicultural Teams

  1. Understand key cultural style differences
  2. Leverage cultural differences into highquality team decisions

Emotional Intelligence and Team Coaching

  1. Assess your EQ versus your IQ
  2. Develop a personal plan to increase your EQ
  3. Create a community of active communication
Leigh Thompson - Academic Director; J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & 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; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Dispute Resolution Research Center

Tanya Menon - Associate Professor at Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

J. Keith Murnighan - Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management; Professor of Management & Organizations

Mark Rittenberg - Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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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