Leading High-Performing Teams

September 9-13 & 16-17, 2019
Online Course

Program Overview

Empowering And Inspiring Teams To Succeed

Leaders will understand how inspiring and developing the team, empowering team members, and communicating effectively become critical enablers of mission success. Teams can achieve breakthrough performance levels when leaders master tools to make team members passionate co-owners of a shared vision. Leading High-Performing Teams teaches business leaders how to apply a proven four-step framework -- used extensively by the U. S. Army to drive successful operations -- to achieve critical business objectives. The course weaves in successful Army principles and tools such as Commander's Intent, Situational Awareness, and the After Action Review.

Client Results

Transformational, Innovative and Empowering

Joe DePinto, CEO
I'm sure you all don't always see the end results of the Thayer training you lead...I just got off a conference call with our entire leadership team - VP and above. The VUCA training they learned through Thayer is truly driving the leadership and decisions they are making. They're moving in an incredibly agile and flexible way...and communication has been incredible. It has allowed us to continue operating in an unbelievably VUCA environment and serve the neighborhoods where we operate. Thought you should know - you would be proud if you could see this team in action. Many thanks guys!!
Joe DePinto, CEO

Program Agenda

September 9-13 & 16-17, 2019, Online Course

Monday, September 9 Welcome To Leading High-Performing Teams
Tuesday, September 10 Introduction Leader Business
Wednesday, September 11 Plan
Thursday, September 12 Prepare
Friday, September 13 Execute
Monday, September 16 Learn
Tuesday, September 17 Putting It All Together

Program Faculty

Leaders Building Leaders

Colonel Thomas Henry Magness, P.E.
(USA, Retired, USMA 1985)

Practical, “Muddy-boots” leadership; leader development, developing and communicating a shared vision, strategic planning 

Tom has over 26 years of practical leadership experience both in traditional military units and non-traditional, civilian-based, bottom line-focused construction organizations. He served in leadership assignments around the world, culminating as a commander for a $5B engineering and construction program in Afghanistan. He has served as commander (CEO) for five different organizations, all with diverse responsibilities and missions. He served for 4 years as a teacher/coach/consultant at the US Army’s National Training Center, mentoring military leaders on fundamental elements of leadership. An Airborne Ranger, Tom is comfortable with the leadership of both small units and large with years of practical experience leading groups, both military and civilian, from 30 to 1,400. 

Tom retired from the military in 2011. His last assignment in Afghanistan, served as an opportunity to demonstrate that visionary, inspiring leadership resonates not just with Americans. During his 12-month deployment, he more than tripled the output of his organization by making people believe in the seemingly impossible and focusing not just on building projects but on building people to be able to accomplish more than they ever thought possible. He built a team of military, civilians, contractors, and Afghan engineers who found ways to overcome life and death challenges to accomplish the mission. Tom Magness has been with Thayer Leadership since 2011 and has given leadership presentations around the world to a wide range of audiences – helping over 50,000 leaders understand what he calls, “Leader Business.” 

Tom has published dozens of professional articles and is an active blogger, publishing small articles on leadership since 2007. His first book, Leader Business: Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for any Organization, was published in 2010 to help connect military leadership lessons to the business world. 

MS, Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX
BS, Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY 

Society of American Military Engineers, Army Engineer Association 


When: September 9-13 & 16-17, 2019
Where: Thayer Online – Online Course
Who: Leaders, across all industries, who want proven, practical tools for what it means to be a more effective, inspiring leader.


Online Course Fee: $350 per participant 
Online course fee includes access for one participant to a single specified Thayer Online course.
The full course fee is due upon registration. Your registration will be reviewed for acceptance once your registration and full payment are both received.
We will only accept credit card payments through this website registration. If you would like to register a group or other payment options are required, please contact us at registration@thayerleadership.com 

Registration: Closes September 5, 2019
Early registration is strongly encouraged. Registration is limited to 50 participants per cohort and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Spaces are guaranteed once the registration and full payment have been received. You will receive a registration and payment confirmation email separately upon receipt and verification, respectively. Please email any registration questions to registration@thayerleadership.com 

For more information, please call 845-446-4731 ext. 7998.

Cancellation Policy:
Payments are non-refundable after August 26, 2019. Payments may be transferred to another individual for the same online course prior to September 2, 2019. If no replacement can attend this online course, the payment will be forfeited. 

System Requirements:

  • General System Requirements:
    • Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps
    • Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 10.0.22 or higher
    • Internet Explorer* 8.0+, Google Chrome, Apple Safari 2.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+
    • Access to HTTPS port 443
    • Access to view HLS and RTMP video streams of H.264 video 
  • Computer Supported Hardware – Desktop:
    • Processor: 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo or faster
    • RAM: 512MB or more
    • Audio capability with speakers or headphones

  • Computer/Mobile Device Supported Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    • Apple iOS for iPad and iPhone
    • Google Android for tablets and phones

     *Internet Explorer 8 users may experience limited functionality.

 Recommended System: 

  • Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 11.4 or higher
  • Google Chrome 21.0+, Internet Explorer 10.0+, Apple Safari 5.0+, Firefox 15.0+
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 or Apple Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Broadband connection with 1Mbps or higher

     *Broadband connection with 1Mbps or higher

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