Shape and Lead Best Teams Ever

Master the key challenges and unique opportunities inherent in designing and managing teams. Acquire proven strategies to foster team cohesion and sustain motivation, enthusiasm and creativity over time.


  • Enhance your ability to create and lead stellar teams
  • Discover processes and techniques that promote a climate of trust and commitment
  • Learn how to harness the unique characteristics of virtual teams and to manage complex teams
  • Execute a team diagnostic and implement a plan to address areas for improvement


During the “Building and Leading High-Performance Teams” program, we will tackle the following topics:

  • The Essentials High-Performance Team (HPT)
    Evaluate the common traits of HPT members, as well as the requisite stages and processes to successfully develop a high-performance team. This includes discussion of the dynamics of virtual and culturally diverse teams.
  • Developing Your Management Team
    Discover highly practical methodologies to address the specific challenges associated with virtual teams.
  • Building Trust
    Learn how to employ mechanisms to enhance team dynamics and create an optimal environment of trust and collaboration.
  • Effective Communication
    Explore strategies to create effective communication across geographic, time, cultural and linguistic barriers, and learn how to address needs at both individual and team levels.
  • Leading Teams
    Analyze the essentials of managing teams: enhanced communication, coordination and alignment.

Is This Program Right for You?

The “Building and Leading High-Performance Teams” program is aimed at senior managers responsible for leading teams. Advisory committee members, managing directors, division heads and functional managers will find it particularly beneficial.


Using a highly dynamic and practical approach, the “Building and Leading High-Performance Teams” program combines a range of interactive learning methods, including case studies, team-based simulations, one-on-one coaching sessions and high-impact activity.

Before the program, participants will complete a personality test that will serve as the basis of further exploration in individual coaching sessions.

In order to benefit fully from the course, reading the academic material that will be provided two weeks prior to the start date is essential.

The faculty of the “Building and Leading High-Performance Teams” program consists of professionals linked not only to teaching and research but also to the real and relevant business world:

Anneloes Raes | IESE Business School Anneloes Raes  (academic director)
Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Organizational Behavior, Maastricht University
MSc in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherland
Prof. Raes’ research and teaching expertise include top management teams, successful interactions between top and middle managers, self-management, leadership, and teamwork.
Prior to joining IESE, Anneloes worked as an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, and she held visiting scholarships at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, as well as Harvard University.The academic work of Prof. Raes has been published in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Small Group Research, and Human Relations, and was awarded with the “pioneering research award” from the Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management and Healthways.
Miguel Ángel Ariño | IESE Business SchoolMiguel Ángel Ariño
Professor of Managerial Decision Sciences and Analysis of Business Problems
PhD in Mathematical Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona
Degree in Mathematics, Universitat de Barcelona

Miguel Ángel Ariño is a visiting professor in international institutions such as the China Europe International Business School and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School.

Specialized in decision-making and organizational governance, Prof. Ariño has published articles in both academic and mainstream magazines. He is the author of a book on management decision making (2005) and co-author of the book on how to avoid risks in decision-making (2010).

Tobias Dennerlein | IESE Business School Tobias Dennerlein
Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations
PhD in Management (Organizational Behavior), Erasmus University and University of Lausanne
MSc in Business and Economics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Tobias’s research examines how leadership behavior (e.g., empowering leadership, narcissistic leadership, leader justice) and employees’ individual differences jointly affect employee creativity and performance. One stream of research examines when and why empowering leadership is most effective: Can empowering leadership be ineffective, “backfire” (i.e., yield undesired outcomes) under certain circumstances, or can employee traits substitute for its effects. Another stream of research investigates issues related to employee trust and organizational justice. Tobias is particularly interested in employee creativity and pro-active types of work behavior (e.g., speaking or managing up). He uses both experimental and cross-sectional methods in his research.

His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the European Journal of International Management. He presents his work regularly at premier management conferences such as the Academy of Management Meeting and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference. He is a member of the Academy of Management.

Admission Process
The program has a four-step admission process:

  1. Participants must complete and submit the online application.
  2. The Executive Education Department will contact the participant by email to acknowledge receipt of the application. It will also provide information about the program dates, sending of prior study materials and the bank details needed to pay tuition.
  3. The participant pays tuition (payment must be made before the start of the course and before prior study materials are sent). This is an essential prerequisite for participating in the program.
  4. Two weeks before the start of the program, participants will receive an email with a username giving them access to IESE’s Virtual Campus, where initial study materials will be available.


The program fee is tax-exempt and includes academic materials and lunches. It does not include travel or accommodation expenses.

The program requires preparatory coursework, which will be made available three weeks before the start date. Payment is required in order to access this material. Check the cancellation policy below.

Do you know about our corporate agreements and fees for multiple registrations? Feel free to ask us.

We have negotiated special fees for our participants in these hotels near to Barcelona campus: AC Victoria Suites (Marriot) 4*Sansi Pedralbes 4*Abba Garden 4*Meliá Sarriá Barcelona 5*Upper Diagonal 4*.

Arranging Payment
We accept payments by credit card, check or wire. For more payment information, please reference your invoice.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received within 20 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the program fee. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition of the program or to change the dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or that participants are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.


November 25-27, 2020


IESE Barcelona
(+34) 93 253 4200
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  • IESE offers you the opportunity of designing a personalized development plan. With the support of an academic adviser, you will ll select at least four focused programs that address your unique interests and learning objectives. Once completed, you will receive the IESE Executive Education Certificate and become elegible to join IESE’s Alumni Association.

    Contact an adviser – Learn more about our Focused Programs portfolio and the ones that best reflect your development needs.

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  • IESE’s Executive Education Certificate offers a series of key benefits:

     Professional guidance with an IESE adviser.

    5% discount on any future focused program.

     Possibility of becoming a member of the Alumni Association, which delivers a broad array of exclusive benefits, ranging from professional support services to access to more than 300 Alumni learning sessions per year. Delivered around the world, sessions are a chance to learn and build your network.

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    Complete at least four focused programs (in English or Spanish).

    Programs must be completed within three years.

    Programs should amount to a minimum of 13 days of learning. You can view the focused programs calendar here for a list of available programs.


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