Team Building Management Skills:
Creating High-Trust, Peak-Performance Teams

Training Overview and Course Description

Team-building around trustAny championship athletic team will tell you that sustained peak performance is only possible in setting where there is deep trust within the team — trust in one another and trust in their coaches.

The same holds true in the business and corporate world. Top-performing organizations are invariably run by managers who are effective team-builders and who know how to infuse high levels of trust within their teams. Or to put it another way, can you imagine a high-performing organization where wholesale distrust prevails?

Winning organizations have learned to staff for capacity, organize for throughput, innovate for efficiency, and train for reliability, all within a robust atmosphere of trust..

This class on team-building takes managers through the process of positioning their teams for consistent superior performance. Included in the training are practical planning exercises for team-building and informative team evaluations.

The content and materials for this training is drawn from our proprietary LeaderTrack® Professional Development Series for Managers and Leaders.


We tailor this training to your organization's unique leadership and management challenges and to its specific needs. Customization is included in the standard fee.


At present, all LeaderPerfect leadership and management trainings are conducted by Dr. Mike Armour, SLDI's founder and managing principal.

Training Location:

We deliver this course worldwide as an in-house, off-site, or conference event. Please note: Our courses are not currently open for public enrollment. We conduct trainings exclusively for organizations who contract with us for this service.

Available Virtually:

The content of this course can be adapted for virtual delivery. However, we recommend in-person training, because it makes for a better and more complete learning experience.

Language of Instruction:

We only offer presentations in English, but are glad to utilize translators in non-English settings. For decades, Dr. Mike Armour (the instructor) has teamed with translators to conduct trainings on four continents.


Based on your needs and scheduling requirements, we offer this course in a variety of time frames.

  • We can present it in a condensed version as a one-day program.
  • Or we can provide a more thorough presentation over two or three days.
  • Alternatively, we can break the course into multiple half-day segments delivered periodically over an extended period.

In North America (and for virtual presentations anywhere in the world), multi-day trainings can be conducted on non-consecutive days. You can even schedule sessions weeks apart. This permits you to provide monthly or quarterly training programs and use Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles as the curriculum.


PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, case studies, video clips, small-group breakouts, application exercises

Standard Fee:

The price for this courses is an all-inclusive flat-fee. The fee is determined by the number of training days, not the number of participants. This allows you to contract and budget for specific training dates without knowing how many people will attend.

Your total fee depends on several factors. For a full explanation, see our standard training fee schedule

Additional Training Options:

Sample Outline

Here are topics commonly covered in this training. The final outline is always developed in collaboration with the client and may include topics not listed below.

Exactly what does peak perfomance mean?

Why peak performance is a strategic priority in today's marketplace

Evaluating your own organization's readiness for peak performance

The blueprint for high performance

  • Staff for capacity
  • Organize for throughput
  • Innovate for efficiency
  • Train for reliability
  • Put trust-building at the heart of everything

Three absolute requirements for peak peformance

  • Proper leadership and management
  • Proper operational and organizational alignment
  • Proper standards for evaluating performance

Linking these elements together to create virtuous circles

Management styles which promote high-performance teams

Ten elements of an organization aligned for performance

Team-building around a results-oriented culture

Five things team-members must sense for trust to flourish

The neuro-psychology of trust within a team

Fourteen contributors to team trust in their manager