Leading High-Performing Teams

This program is designed for mid-level and senior managers and is available as part of our Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Program Dates: May 23, 2025
Delivery: 1-Day In-Person on Lehigh's Campus
Program Cost: $1195

Private Delivery Available: If you have a group of 15 or more, please contact us at execed@lehigh.edu to arrange for a private offering of this program! This program is available in 2 formats: live online (3 sessions) or in-person (1 day). 

Program Overview

In today's competitive landscape, the ability to lead teams effectively is crucial for organizational success. For teams to be effective, members must bring their diverse perspectives, talents, and ideas, and the leader must create an environment where those perspectives and ideas are able to be heard and successfully incorporated by the team.

In Leading High-Performing Teams, a program designed for managers and executives looking to enhance their leadership skills and maximize team performance, you’ll learn how to leverage your team's strengths and unique perspectives to drive results.

You will gain the research-backed knowledge and tools necessary to lead diverse teams to success. Through interactive and practical exercises, you will gain insights into team dynamics, develop essential leadership competencies, and acquire the skills needed to drive collaboration, motivation, and results. Explore the unique challenges and opportunities that come with leading diverse teams, develop strategies to foster an inclusive work environment, and acquire skills to maximize team performance and collaboration.

Impact & Benefits

  • Understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and its impact on team dynamics, innovation, and overall success.
  • Develop skills in leveraging differences within teams to foster innovation, creativity, and problem-solving, enhancing overall team effectiveness.
  • Understand the key elements of effective team leadership and the impact it has on high-performing teams.
  • Learn techniques for cultivating the learning potential of a diverse team and mitigating destructive side conflicts.
  • Develop strategies and approaches for promoting constructive task conflicts.
  • Learn about the three main challenges of information sharing in teams, and acquire tools to enhance communication skills to facilitate effective team interactions.
  • Gain insights into emotional, communication and motivational techniques and strategies to inspire and empower team members, driving higher levels of engagement and performance.

Who Should Attend?

Senior managers and key employees who manage or lead others.


Naomi Rothman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of management at Lehigh University’s College of Business where she holds the Scott Hartz ’68 Term Professorship.  Naomi is a leading expert in the study of ambivalence - defined as the simultaneous experience of positive and negative emotions (or cognitions) about a single target (i.e., person, situation, object, event, idea).

Through her research, Naomi examines the cultural norms and values organizations and teams can employ. Naomi has written in numerous academic journals and her research has been covered in various media outlets including New York Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, BBC, National Public Radio. She was interviewed by Shankar Vedantam of Hidden Brain Podcast in 2022 about her research on ambivalence.

Naomi holds a B.A. in Sociology from UC Davis as well as a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from New York University, Stern School of Business.

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