The Science of Leading High-Performing Teams

Build a team that gets more done,
frees up your time, and accelerates your career
Live Cohort
February 7 – March 7, 2023

The Science of Leading High-Performing Teams

Build a team that gets more done, frees up your time, and accelerates your career
Live Cohort
February 7 – March 7, 2023

Why smart leaders fail to build great teams.

If you’re in a leadership role, chances are you’re very good at what you do. But being a strong performer isn’t the same as being an effective leader. To get ahead, you need to bring out the best in others.
What’s the secret to leading a high-performing team? It’s not trust falls, performance reviews, or motivational platitudes.
The real secret is leveraging what truly motivates people. Research tells us the drivers of top performance aren’t what most people assume.

It’s not money.

Greater pay doesn’t foster high performance.

It’s not a promotion.

Climbing the career ladder doesn’t drive day-to-day engagement.

It’s not cheerleading.

To get the best out of your team, you need to do far more than encourage and praise.

Science has the answer.

Decades of peer-reviewed studies have found a reliable path for improving productivity, satisfaction, and loyalty, while shrinking stress, burnout, and turnover.

Five signs you're NOT leading a high-performing team

01.
You’re constantly putting out fires

02.

You spend a lot of time fixing other people’s work

03.

You can’t disconnect on evenings and weekends

04.

You’re afraid your best people are burning out

05.

You don’t have bandwidth for the work that accelerates your career

To thrive at work, your team needs experiences that:

Every leader can create psychologically-fulfilling workplace experiences and unlock peak performance. But they first need the tools to know how. That’s exactly what you get from this program.
Introducing

The Science of Leading
High-Performing Teams

How the Science of Leading High-Performing Teams Works

5-week interactive training program
Synthesizes the best of what research uncovered about high-performing teams
Live coaching
Laser-focused on practical skills that immediately lift your team’s performance

Live Lessons

Each week, we’ll master a new set of strategies for elevating team performance.

Step-By-Step Worksheets

Interactive exercise that shows you exactly how to apply the insights.

Precise Phrases and Email Templates

Save time with easy-to-use, Done-For-You examples.

Practice and Feedback

Put the strategies to use and receive feedback on your performance.

Join an Exclusive Network of High Achievers

Exchange best practices and grow your network with a unique network of leaders.

Get Certified

Complete the program and receive a certificate in Leading High-Performing Teams.

A look inside the program

Our Curriculum

Each week, we will master a fresh set of cutting-edge strategies that empower you to fuel engagement, unlock your team’s potential, and elevate performance.

Week 1 (Tuesday, February 7, 11am EST - 2pm EST)

Week 1
(Tuesday, February 7, 11am EST - 2pm EST)

How the Best Leaders Create
Teams That Love Working Together

How the Best Leaders Create Teams That Love Working Together

High-performing teams don’t just produce great work. They also love working together—and that’s no accident.

A wealth of studies reveal that when employees feel connected to their colleagues, they become more productive, creative, and collaborative. They’re also more satisfied at work, less susceptible to burnout, and less likely to leave for another job.

Most leaders leave workplace friendships to chance. But now, you don’t have to.

YOU WILL LEARN:
The 5 Friendship Accelerators that turn colleagues into friends
How to design team meetings that improve collaboration and eliminate silos
The ideal way to introduce a new employee to your team
How to highlight shared goals in ways that make everyone feel like a contributor
How to instantly transform disagreements into connection-building opportunities
I had loads of revelations during the program. The biggest insight I got from the program was the appreciation just a small handful of principles drive the biggest impact in the areas of leading and managing. And the principles are broadly applicable to every situation that we find ourselves in.
To come away from a 6-hour program with the principles to empower someone and give them autonomy, that’s free value, basically. If you’re considering enrolling in the program, just go for it. The payoff is so enormous. Just take the leap of faith and go for it.
Mark Hayward
Partner, Westminster Wealth Management

Week 2 (Tuesday, February 14, 11am EST to 2pm EST)

Week 2
(Tuesday, February 14, 11am EST to 2pm EST)

How the Best Leaders Create
a Culture of Autonomy and Ownership

How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Autonomy and Ownership

Leadership is about more than ensuring the job gets done. It’s about inspiring others to take ownership, embrace high standards, and experience pride in their work.

Easier said than done, right? Not anymore.

Grounded in over 60 years of human motivation research, this workshop teaches you how to motivate your team to own their responsibilities in ways that simultaneously elevate performance and job satisfaction.

YOU WILL LEARN:
The psychological levers that inspire a team to take ownership
Why sharing leadership motivates others to step up
How to set high standards without micromanaging
How to communicate in a way that fuels your team’s experience of autonomy
How to motivate your team to take ownership with a few simple words
I came away from the program feeling inspired by the art of being a leader. I’ve been CEO now for 25 years and I feel that these skills are going to be really useful additions to the toolkit for me. The program changed how I lead by giving me really clear, succinct tools for becoming a better leader.
David Carnes
CEO, ArcStone

Week 3 (Tuesday, February 28, 11am EST to 2pm EST)

Week 3
(Tuesday, February 28, 11am EST to 2pm EST)

How the Best Leaders Create Star Performers
and Bring Out the Best in Their Team

How the Best Leaders Create Star Performers and Bring Out the Best in Their Team

Extraordinary leaders do more than manage people. They lift them up, empower them, and inspire them to reach new heights. That’s because they recognize that everyone has an inherent desire to grow, and that the moment learning and development stalls, employee engagement plummets.

As a leader, how do you ensure every member of your team is growing—without losing focus on major projects? That’s what this training is about.

This workshop teaches you vital skills for making learning and development a central feature of the way you lead.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
Turn learning into a daily, team-wide habit
Get your team talking about fresh ideas and industry trends on a regular basis
Spot team members who are bored or overwhelmed (and get them back on track)
Deliver the feedback people need to grow (without sounding critical)
Ensure that your team is consistently getting better
My view of myself as a manager has changed. I feel more confident because I now have science-based tools to help me work through difficult conversations. The return on investment just in the confidence-building alone was worth far more than the time that I put into the course. Ron gave us real-world tools that you can use every day for years to come.
Jacqueline Surdu
Regional Manager, Sysco Food Services

Week 4 (Tuesday, March 7, 11am EST to 12:30pm EST)

Week 4
(Tuesday, March 7, 11am EST to 12:30pm EST)

Live Coaching

In our final session, we’ll open it up to your questions and help you navigate the leadership challenges getting in your way.

This is your opportunity to ask Ron anything pertaining to your team—from dealing with difficult employees or colleagues to an organizational norm you wish you could change, to any area where you simply feel stuck and want some expert insights.

The depth of resources and support really surprised me. The workshop went fast, but was very meaningful. I honestly haven’t seen such rich resources come out of any other training I’ve attended. The practices I’ve been implementing since training have added richness to my conversations and depth to my work relationships.
Deb Smolensky
SVP of Well-Being and Engagement, NFP

This training is for leaders seeking to…

Outcomes you can expect in your team

Stronger engagement

Deeper commitment

Lower burnout

Reduced turnover

Better collaboration

Stronger
engagement

Deeper
commitment

Lower
burnout

Reduced
turnover

Better
collaboration

Ron Friedman, Ph. D.

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Ron Friedman. I’m a social psychologist who helps leaders create high-performing teams.
I’ve authored two award-winning books—The Best Place to Work and Decoding Greatness—and regularly contribute to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Forbes, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, and CNN.
My programs have helped over 100,000 leaders at IBM, AB InBev, ADP, Walgreens, MassMutual, Cognizant, SunLife, Boeing, and Accenture, energize teams, minimize burnout, and elevate performance.

Meet Your Instructor

Ron Friedman, Ph. D.
Hi, I’m Ron Friedman. I’m a social psychologist who helps leaders create high-performing teams.
I’ve authored two award-winning books—The Best Place to Work and Decoding Greatness—and regularly contribute to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Forbes, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, and CNN.
My programs have helped over 100,000 leaders at IBM, AB InBev, ADP, Walgreens, MassMutual, Cognizant, SunLife, Boeing, and Accenture, energize teams, minimize burnout, and elevate performance.
Based on the Award-Winning Bestseller
Synthesizes over 1,000 academic studies into practical strategies you can use to elevate your team and create an extraordinary workplace
Based on the Award-Winning Bestseller
Synthesizes over 1,000 academic studies into practical strategies you can use to elevate your team and create an extraordinary workplace

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Receive exclusive access to:

Workshop 1

How the Best Leaders Create Teams That Love Working Together

Workshop 2

How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Autonomy and Ownership

Workshop 3

How the Best Leaders Create Star Performers and Bring Out the Best in Their Team

Certificate of Completion

Leading High-Performing Teams

Comprehensive workbook

bursting with insights, templates, and interactive worksheets

Video and audio recordings

of every lesson

Group coaching session

30-day money-back guarantee

Join the program, receive the workbooks, and get certified for just 4 payments of

$295

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when you
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Join the program, receive the workbooks, and get certified for just 4 payments of

$295

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100%

of our graduates are more likely to view the way they manage as a strength

100%

of our graduates are more likely to view the way they manage as a strength

Frequently Asked Questions

Access to three (3) live, interactive workshops: 

– How the Best Leaders Create Teams That Love Working Together (Feb 2, 11am – 2pm ET)
– How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Autonomy and Ownership (Feb 9, 11am – 2pm ET)
– How the Best Leaders Create Star Performers and Bring Out the Best in Their Team (Feb 28, 11am-2pm ET)

In addition, you also receive…

– Access to a live coaching session where you can ask Dr. Friedman anything related to your team (Mar 7, 11am – 1pm ET)
– A comprehensive workbook bursting with insights, templates, and interactive worksheets
– Video and audio recordings of every training
-A certificate of completion after graduating from the program

There are 4 live sessions:

– Jan 31, 11am EST – 2pm EST
– Feb 7, 11am EST – 2pm EST
– Feb 14, 11am EST – 2pm EST
– Feb 28, 11am EST – 1pm EST

Life happens. If you can’t make a session, you’ll still have access to the insights by watching the recording, reviewing the templates, and doing the worksheets. If you have questions, we’ll provide you with additional support. Simply email us, and we’ll be happy to help.

This program is primarily focused on ways managers can bring out the best in others. If you don’t manage a team, this program will be valuable if you’re interested in learning best practices or coaching leaders.

Yes! Ron will be personally teaching each workshop and fielding questions throughout. In addition, as your instructor, Ron is happy to address your questions over email.
The Best Place to Work offers a wealth of science-based insights. This program (a) covers new research findings, and (b) is about application. It’s the difference between reading a cookbook and cooking a dish.

Break through the single toughest barrier to getting ahead.

The moment you gravitate to a leadership position your success is no longer up to you. To get ahead, you need a team that’s firing on all cylinders. And this is where many leaders struggle. They get bogged down putting out fires and re-doing people’s work instead of focusing on big-picture projects that benefit their organization and move their career forward.

This program will change the trajectory of your career.

Imagine how different your life would be with a team operating at its best. You could go home each night confident that everything is under control. You’d stop worrying about losing your best people. You’d finally be free to focus on strategy and innovation and moving your career forward.

Be the leader everyone wants to work for.

Thanks to the latest science, we no longer have to guess what makes the best leaders motivating, engaging, and effective. Join the program so you can master their secrets and accelerate your career. Because at your level, success is no longer about how hard you work. It’s about how well you lead.
Before I took this course, engagement was really a difficult concept to implement. You know what it is, but you don’t know how to achieve it. And now I have all the steps that make it really practical to improve engagement in my organization.
Vatin Chalermdamrichai
Training Director, Acumen Plus
This class is really a launchpad for addressing the most complex times of our lives, especially when dealing with the employee experience and creating great places to work. These are the most complex times we’ve ever seen, especially related to the employee journey. There’s conflict. Strife, and overwhelming burnout. The antidote to all of that is exactly what Ron teaches. I think the work itself and these learnings gave me a foundation to support my authentic self. But it also gave me permission to pause and reflect on communication and leadership in a very strategic way.
Deb Smolensky
SVP of Well-Being and Engagement, NFP
I really appreciated the practicality and simplicity of the whole program. There was a lot of information, but it was presented in a way that was manageable. I now have tools and formulas that are easy to remember and apply. I especially appreciate the workbooks. They make it very easy to refer back to what I learned. My favorite part of the workshop was getting a resource I can go back to again and again. The class made me sharper as an HR professional, not just as a supervisor, but also in my career field.
Colette McMulley
HR Directory, Dover Air Force Base
This program gave me a chance to relate to the team where they actually are.
Laura Mitchell
Quality Program Manager, The Boeing Company
The framework that you provided is a really beautiful, concise way to deliver easily digestible information.
Sarah Henry, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Executive Coach
This program was packed with smart, research-based content, and it was delivered in a great way. It’s the perfect balance of insightful content with breakouts, exercises, and activities. Above all, it’s practical!
Gail Davies
Clinical Nurse Manager, Southern Wheatbelt Primary Health Service

Receive exclusive access to:

Workshop 1

How the Best Leaders Create Teams That Love Working Together

Workshop 2

How the Best Leaders Create a Culture of Autonomy and Ownership

Workshop 3

How the Best Leaders Create Star Performers and Bring Out the Best in Their Team

Certificate of Completion

Leading High-Performing Teams

Comprehensive workbook

bursting with insights, templates, and interactive worksheets

Video and audio recordings

of every lesson

Group coaching session

30-day money-back guarantee

Join the program, receive the workbooks, and get certified for just 4 payments of

$295

save
15%

when you
pay in full

100% Money Back Guarantee

Join the program, receive the workbooks, and get certified for just 4 payments of

$295

save
15%

when you
pay in full

100% Money Back Guarantee