High Performance Leadership

Facilitators: Lucas Gamble & Shelly McElroy


Leading Teams focuses on developing high performing teams and high performing leaders.

We are a team of expertly trained facilitators and deliver our programs to a range of organisations, teams and individuals, across all industries, Australia-wide.

Our clients include corporations, elite sports teams, government departments and educational institutions.

Our expertise is focused on improving teams and individuals; we specialise in culture change, leadership and team development programs.

We believe that we can help ‘Any Given Team’ to become high performing.


With the arrival of COVID-19, leadership in teams and organisations has been placed under enormous pressure. Our teams turn to their leaders to be a role model, guide us and lead the way. When faced with uncertainty, we rely not just to our skill set, but on our behaviours.

At Leading Teams we believe High Performing Leaders are those we can trust. They are competent in their ability to do their role and we trust their character, i.e. they will put the needs of the team before themselves when required.

This High Performance Leadership Program will focus on developing individual's capability to stand up and lead under pressure. It will support participants to set and model agreed expectations in their teams and create an environment of empowerment and accountability.



The High Performance Leadership program uses Leading Teams models of leadership and team development to equip participants with the understanding and practical tools required to be a high performing leader within their organisation.


This program is suitable for individuals that wish to develop their leadership skills in a supportive yet challenging environment. There will be a maximum of 10 participants on the program


The High Performance Leadership program comprises five half-day sessions of interactive workshops, delivered over a 3 month period with approximately 3 weeks between sessions.

The program will commence on September 15 and dates of subsequent sessions will be agreed between members of the group on day 1.

The delivery of the program is flexible, with sessions tailored to address the specific needs of the participants.


High Performance Leadership is a program of practical and experiential learning, delivered by Leading Teams’ expert facilitators.

As well as offering a learning opportunity, the program creates a forum for the discussion of leadership and the creation of peer networks among the group. Participants will reflect on their individual leadership practice to identify areas for development. They will have the opportunity to apply the tools and models to their leadership practice between sessions and discuss the outcomes at the next meeting.

All sessions involve the discussion of workplace matters raised by program participants. This real-life, action-based learning approach enables the sharing of experiences and ideas between group members and fosters strong networks and relationships that will deliver genuine workplace improvement.



  • What it means to be a high performing leader?
  • Understanding your own leadership style and how it impacts team and individual performance .
  • Understanding your DiSC profile and how it links to building relationships, communicating effectively and dealing with conflict.
  • How to adapt your leadership style to suit your situation and get results.

  • Developing a team trademark .
  • The definition of culture and how to influence it .
  • The truth about your team.
  • The link between dynamics and mechanics.

  • How to set goals that drive high performance .
  • What motivates teams and individuals.
  • The impact of attitude.
  • How to influence behaviour to accelerate change within your team.

  • Understanding what strong professional relationships look like.
  • Clarifying expectations between team members.
  • The role of relationships in team success .
  • Finding time to build strong professional relationships.

  • Recognising the value of feedback and review .
  • Knowing when and how to have a genuine conversation .
  • Communicating with impact .
  • Dealing with conflict productively.

    After completing the High Performance Leadership program, each participant will:

  • Understand what it takes to be a high performing leader and how to create a high performing team.
  • Have clarity about their own leadership and decision making preferences, and how these impact on their leadership role .
  • Have defined their own personal trademark and personal action plan and be committed to implementing them.
  • Understand the role of genuine conversations in driving performance and be confident having them with their team.
  • Possess and be able to use a toolkit of strategies and practical activities to navigate the challenges of leadership and dealing with different personalities.
  • Know how to model, reward and challenge the right behaviours in their team.
  • Be a leader in the promotion of the company values and culture.
  • Understand the link between an ongoing review process and continuous improvement.
  • Possess the skills to facilitate meaningful team reviews that cover both mechanics and dynamics and support the development of self-managing teams.
  • Be committed to pro-actively shaping the future of their organisation as a leader.

    Leading Teams’ experienced facilitators understand that while ‘knowing’ about improving teams is important, knowing ‘how to’ is what delivers results.

    That’s the difference.

    Our programs are tailor-made for each client; there is no ‘one size fits all approach’.

    And at Leading Teams, we practice what we preach. We implement the Performance Improvement Program within our own team. Because of this, we consistently achieve high performance and remain leaders in our field.

    Leading Teams has been developing high performing teams and leaders for over 25 years. Today we are a team of 15 facilitators with offices across Australia, and collectively we have over 120 years of experience in the leadership development space.


    At Leading Teams we focus on dynamics, that is, the way people interact and the behaviours we model, reward and challenge.  We believe a high performing team has the following four fundamentals:

  • 1.A clear, understood and accepted common purpose
  • 2.A behavioural framework that has been developed by and agreed to by the team
  • 3.Strong professional relationships built on trust and respect
  • 4.A process for the ongoing review of our team and ourselves against the behavioural framework

  • Leading Teams, and all of the knowledge, guidance, and tools that they have shared with me – 11 out of 10. They have opened my eyes to how a team, and individuals within a team, should operate and work together.

    I only wish I had come across them fifteen years ago, as I could see my business being even more of a success if I had. The information they pass on isn’t management fluff, its common sense every day discussions and behaviours that every team deals with, and its changed how I approach a whole range of matters within my business (and life in general).

    Jason Ginns

    Partner, Lambourne Partners




    Please contact us for more information

    Email | lucas.gamble@leadingteams.net.au
    Phone | 0415 164 040

    Email | Shelly.McElroy@leadingteams.net.au
    Phone | 0416 460 268