Leading High Performance Teams

Be an effective leader. Know how to generate group cohesiveness, mutual respect and support, and company loyalty.

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In today’s business world, you must become a creative leader who can inspire productivity and motivate employees to achieve organizational goals and objectives. You are faced with ever-increasing demands and are being asked to perform functions once in the realm of human resources and other departments. Be an effective leader. Generate group cohesiveness, mutual respect and support, and company loyalty. Construct a comprehensive toolkit of the major functions effective leaders perform: hiring, communicating, motivating, negotiating, teaming, evaluating, rewarding and creating a high performance culture. Examine and discuss the critical path to motivating and leading others.

Managing People and Leading Teams

Equip yourself with the strategies and the management savvy to foster highly effective communication and collaboration.

Two-Day Concentrated Program

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and class runs 8:30 – 4:30 both days with a one-hour networking lunch included.

Austin, Texas

Enjoy proximity to the vibrancy of the campus and downtown Austin, and the innovative, business-friendly environment of the city.


  • Develop new insights on what it takes to lead others successfully
  • Recruit the right people for the right job
  • Handle tough leadership issues, such as giving criticism, making meetings efficient, using teams, and delegating in ways that enhance productivity
  • Enhance the ability to set effective performance goals
  • Apply the performance appraisal process effectively
  • Motivate the workforce of today and tomorrow
  • Retain the best people


  • The impact of high performance work principles
  • Advantages and disadvantages to teams
  • Team processes
  • Building cohesion
  • Overcoming groupthink
  • Influencing when you’re the minority

Additional Information

CEUs: Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 CPEs for this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.
Course Credits: 1.00
Hotel Information: Texas Executive Education classes qualify for discounted hotel room rates at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on a limited basis. Discount code will be provided via email after class registration.


Ethan Burris

Dr. Ethan Burris is an Associate Professor of Management and the Thomas E. & Terry Smith Faculty Fellow in Business at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Graduate Advisor (Director of the PhD program for the Management Department) and Co-Director of the Center of Leadership Excellence for the McCombs School.

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John Daly

Dr. John Daly is the Liddell Professor in the Moody College of Communication, Regents Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Texas Commerce Bancshares Professor of Management at the University of Texas at Austin.

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“The skills I learned at Texas Executive Education were extremely valuable. I was immediately able to apply the team practices that I learned through the ‘Leading High Performance Teams’ session, and was able to get my teams to collaborate and better understand how to work together more effectively.”

-Jill Bonnell

Operations Manager, Swagelok, Inc.

As part of my transition into a management role, I attended two courses focusing on Leadership and Management. I have been able to directly apply many of the takeaways from the program in my switch.

-Mark Lamendola

Marketing and Sales Support, Swagelok, Inc.

Course Details

Price: $2,950.00

Leading High Performance Teams


09/21/17 - 09/22/17


AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705

Ethan Burris
John Daly