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.

This class is available for university credit. Please contact Lynn Slattery at Lynn.Slattery@mccombs.utexas.edu or 512.471.5893 for more information.

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 lunch break.

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Fall 2021 class will be held “live” online and include interactive discussions and activities.


  • 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: 1.0
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 a Professor of Management and the Chevron Centennial Fellow at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also 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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More Testimonials

  • “The professors at Texas Executive Education exhibited a high level of knowledge and expertise in their fields. They provided insights into how to solve problems within teams and how to work towards creating a high performing team. I have been able to directly use the skills taught during the program with my team on a daily basis.”

    - Jason Bloom, Director of Operations, Texas Valve & Fitting Co

  • "My favorite part of my experience here is just being in the classes. I love the professors – they're so engaging. They're providing lecture, but at the same time, making you go through real life scenarios and role play so that you really get a deep understanding of how to use the tools you're learning in real life situations."

    - Tamara Chafin, Member Services Manager, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

  • "Relevant and timely information that will develop anyone in a leadership position."

    - John Omich, Regional Account Manager, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals

  • "This is practical information applicable today. I can immediately put this to work in my organization."

    - Michael Scotty, Sr. Vice President Operations, RoadVantage

  • "Great course content, good mix of instruction and application.

    - Brad Harris, Manager, Business Technology VPC/PDC, Gulf States Toyota

  • "I enjoyed Dr. Burris. He kept us engaged and the material was intriguing."

    - Michael Scotty, Sr. Vice President Operations, RoadVantage

  • "Dr. Daly has an exceptional style and content."

    - Russ Bernthal, President, ProfitStars, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Upcoming Sessions

Leading High Performance Teams

Price: $2,950.00


02/09/22 - 02/10/22

2- Days

Rowling Hall 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, TX 78701, Room Comal

John Daly
Kristie Loescher