Leading High-Performing Teams

Developed by Colonel (retired) Tom Magness, one of the popular and dynamic faculty members at TLDG, Leading High-Performing Teams provides an exceptional opportunity for leaders in charge of teams to learn how to achieve critical business objectives by maximizing their team’s success. Ineffective team leadership can cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue, missed opportunities, preventable waste, and poor personnel decisions. The course weaves in successful U.S. Army leadership and teambuilding principles and tools that can be applied to any organization, such as: Leader’s Intent, Back Brief, Situational Awareness, and the After-Action-Review.

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Discover methods to plan and secure team buy-in for an ambitious vision
  • Learn and apply a 4-stage framework (Plan, Prepare, Execute, Learn) – used extensively by the U. S. Army to drive successful operations – to guide your team to higher performance levels
  • Understand how to develop synergy and why empowerment leads to improved performance
  • Learn how to conduct After-Action-Reviews (AARs) to support team learning

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The course isdesigned as a 1-week, 3-hour learning journey – equivalent to a half-day short workshop – with self-paced work, group discussions, and daily collaboration.

  • Participants work on their own, self-paced time, equivalent to 30 minutes per day
  • Cohorts pace together to optimize collaboration and experiential learning from others
  • Organizations can send a homogenous group of leaders through the experience together as a cohort
  • Open Enrollments offer the opportunity to learn from leaders in different industries and organizations

“Clear, relevant, actionable framework”

“Leveraged the invaluable leadership lessons from the military as well as compelling lessons from business and sports.”

“The stories were powerful and practical.”

“I honestly believe this program will help me to become a better leader.”


Colonel (Retired) Tom Magness, West Point graduate and Airborne Ranger, has amassed more than 26 years of military experience leading teams that ranged in size from 30 to 1400 in assignments around the world. He is a highly sought after faculty member of TLDG at West Point. In this course, COL Magness shares personal leadership and teamwork lessons that served as the foundation of his successful military and civilian careers. Based on his book Leader Business – Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies For Any Organization, this course teaches how inspiring and developing the team, empowering team members, and communicating effectively as a leader become critical enablers of mission success. 


To learn more about our programs contact us at 1.800.247.5047, ext. 8924

"There’s power in the art of effective communication. A leader must not only develop an easily understood vision, but he has to communicate it to his team in a way that is understandable to all."
Lieutenant General Frank Kearney,(USA, Retired, USMA 1976)
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