Leading High-Performance Teams

Unleash the full potential of your team
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Programme overview

Are you a team leader driven to get the best out of your diverse team? Do you want to know how to motivate people to work with instead of against each other and help them bring their best assets to the fore?

In our newly designed Leading High-Performance Teams Programme, we equip you with the tools and methods to create a successful and productive team in a variety of modern-day working modes. It combines face-to-face teaching with live online check-ins and peer group coaching sessions, enabling you to interact fully with the faculty and benefit from the experience of all the participants.

In this course, you gain a unique advantage: the power to gauge your team’s pulse through a comprehensive survey encompassing critical factors for team performance. These survey tools are an integral part of our St. Gallen Top Team model. As both you and your team members provide insights through these surveys, you’ll gain invaluable insights into your overall team dynamics and sentiment.

In this redesigned training, you can experience a unique learning experience on our Executive Campus, including a keynote speech on the power of vision clarity by a C-Level guest speaker.

The programme also includes a reunion each year to give participants and alumni the opportunity to receive additional inspiration and grow their personal network.

The programme is also available with 2 ECTS points, which involve writing a reflection paper as well as an additional fee of 500 CHF.

Register now for our Leading High-Performance Teams Programme and unlock the full potential of you and your team.

Next steps

Are you interested in this programme? You have several options to find out if this executive education fits you and your career planning:

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Learn more about the programme in a personal conversation.

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Anne-Christine Müri Programme Manager Open Programmes

Programme details

Programme type



Presence and online



Number of ECTS credits



2 hours online kick-off + 2 days on-site + 3 x four-hour online modules + 2 x two-hour coaching sessions


St. Gallen and online


CHF 5'500 Elective 90 min. individual coaching package for CHF 400.-

Target group

Functional Manager, Senior Manager, Team Leader

Next date

Start date: 26.10.2023
places available

Programme Benefits

Mastering teams in traditional, virtual and hybrid settings.

  • In this learning journey, you learn how to measure processes and complex handle everyday situations and apply these practices to your own team, thereby directly enhancing its performance.

  • You gain an understanding of tools and methods for successful team leadership in traditional, virtual and hybrid settings.

  • You learn how to motivate and encourage individuals in diverse environments and help them exploit their personal strengths for the good of the team.

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Structure & Modules

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The lectures cover both academic and practical insights and includes peer-to-peer exchanges where participants can share their experiences in applying the course knowledge and tools to their current work teams. These highly applicated tools enable them to grow alongside their team.


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Prof. Dr. Winfried Ruigrok

Winfried Ruigrok is the Dean of the Executive School of Management, Technology & Law (ES-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen. He is also a Professor of International Management and the Director of the Research Institute for International Management (FIM-HSG) at the same university. He conducts research in international strategy, corporate governance, the role of the CEO, top management teams and boards of directors, CEO careers, CEO compensation, and research methods. His papers have been published in leading scholarly and popular outlets. He has won numerous awards and has worked as a consultant and leadership trainer with dozens of multinational corporations.

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Dr. Stephanie Schoss

Stephanie Schoss is a Director at the HSG Executive School of the University of St. Gallen and a Director of the Competence Center for Top Team Research at the HSG Institute of International Management. Stephanie studied Business Administration at the Universities of St.Gallen, Harvard and the Singapore Management University. Her research focuses on team personality, leadership and the effects of conflicts, empathy, and “we-consciousness” in (virtual) teams. Before joining the university, Stephanie made her career as an active entrepreneur in various industries and as a passionate pilot (private and commercial). She still serves as Chairwoman of her own business psychology company and as a founding partner of C Talks, a Peer-Community for the most senior European Top Managers. Stephanie was recognised as manager of the year in 2013 by Generation CEO.

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Claudio Feser

Claudio Feser is a Senior Partner Emeritus and a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company. He joined the Firm in 1992, was elected Partner in 1998 and Senior Partner in 2004. At McKinsey, he held various leadership roles, including leading McKinsey Greece, McKinsey Switzerland and the global leadership development practice. He was also a member of the Shareholder Council, McKinsey’s Board of Directors. As Senior Advisor, Claudio continues to advise selected clients and to serve as faculty on various McKinsey training programs for CEOs and senior partners.

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Dr. Maximilian Strecker

Maximilian Strecker is a keynote speaker and executive coach on the topics of leadership, motivation, and self-management. He has trained over 10,000 top managers from multinational corporations and high-performance teams in sports. He is lecturer at the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen and author in influential manager magazines such as the Harvard Business Manager. In his PhD with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jenewein he researched the emergence of meaningful work and developed practical strategies for creating purpose-driven workplaces. As managing director he has led and now consults the SME family business in the fifth generation.

Sebastian Kernbach
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kernbach

Sebastian Kernbach is Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and Stanford University, and Guest Professor at the African Doctoral Academy and the Central University of Beijing. He worked for Xerox, a Swiss startup, and Interbrand. He advises and consults organizations like Nike, United Nations, IBM, and others. His areas of interest are knowledge visualization, storytelling, creativity, life design and the science of action to overcome procrastination. He has founded the Visual Collaboration Lab and the Life Design Lab at the University of St. Gallen and has co-authored the award-winning book “Meet up!” as well as the best-selling books “Life Design” and “Life Design Actionbook”.


3 good reasons for your participation

  • The programme is a cooperation between the Research Institute for International Management (FIM-HSG) and the Executive School at the University of St. Gallen.

  • It provides team leaders with the mindset, tools and knowledge to create and lead high-performance physical and virtual teams.

  • Throughout the programme, many facets of leading high-potential teams will be explored.

Are you interested?

Then register for the programme “Leading High-Performance Teams”.

We look forward to your registration!





Learning more about “Leading High-Performance Teams” was a rewarding experience with great guest speakers. A lot of aspects are very helpful for my daily work and very often colleagues ask me for advice, as this topic is a real challenge nowadays. Being confident feels great!

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Info Event: Leading High-Performance Teams 10.10.2023

Tuesday, 10.10.2023
17:00 - 17:45
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Do you require further information?

I am gladly available for you and look forward to hearing from you.

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Anne-Christine Müri Programme Manager Open Programmes

Why University of St.Gallen

The HSG - your partner for first-class executive education in Switzerland

At the University of St. Gallen (HSG), you can choose from one of the largest executive education portfolios in the German speaking region – the right programme for your needs and career objectives. The renowned quality and practical relevance of the learning experience convinces more than 6000 participants per year. Profit from an Executive Degree from St.Gallen – the best business school in the German-speaking world – and get ahead in your career!

  • For high-quality teaching and executive training by top researchers

  • For competent executives

  • For Lifelong Learning

  • For international collaborations

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