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Leading Great Teams


(16 ratings)


2.5 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Build engaged and effective teams with the Principles of Positive Teaming.

Hosted by

Bob Gower

Expert in collaborative teaming. Clients include: Wikimedia, Spotify, and GE.

Course overview

Stop (micro) managing and start leading.

Become an empathic and effective leader so your team can perform at its absolute best.

Leading Great Teams is ideal for:


Ambitious Leaders

Do you want your team to perform at its absolute best?

Let me help you take your skills, and team, to the next level.


Dissatisfied Leaders

Are you frustrated by a stagnant or low-performing team?

Let me help you craft a path to high-performance.



Are you starting a new business?

Let me help you create a collaborative and resilient company culture.

Topics we'll cover:

Your Role as Leader

Develop the mindset of architect and gardener — not a taskmaster.

Team Culture

How to nurture trust, psychological safety and collaboration.


Eliminate waste and reach maximum velocity.

Constructive Conflict

Integrate a variety of viewpoints — without watering them down.

Self Management

Set boundaries and act with integrity so you show up at your best.

Organization Structure

How to design and improve systems that support great teaming.

Problem People

Identify and manage difficult people on your team.


Create change programs that really change things.


(16 ratings)

What leaders are saying:

        Bob is one of the very few people I've ever met who has years of experience, and is well-versed in the latest, cutting-edge approaches. He's incredibly high IQ and high EQ — that is very, very rare. He's a pretty special consultant and advisor.
Lisa Lewin

Lisa Lewin

CEO, General Assembly
        If you want to improve your Leadership and Management skills, take this course. Things I loved: Bob is a fantastic facilitator and sessions are interactive and collaborative. We didn’t glide across the surface, we dug in and I could use the material right away. It was SO valuable to learn with other students from a range of industries. Thanks, Bob!
Brian Shea

Brian Shea

Salesforce Consultant
        Successful communication leads to intentional action, which can only happen with enrollment. Bob's work offers you a  breakthrough in finding all three.
Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Author of "Leap First"
        I thought Leading Great Teams would be good professional development. I had no idea how much I'd learn about how teams work, why they may be struggling, and more importantly, how to create a great team. Yep, I learned HOW - which is often lacking in leadership training. Bob kept the pace and us engaged! 10 stars, highly recommended!
Usheevii King

Usheevii King

NYU Assistant Vice Provost, Faculty Engagement and Development
        Leading Great Teams gave me a great model of how teams can and should work. I had extremely high expectations, and my expectations were met. The Team Assessment, Team Charter, and User Manual were my favorite tools. Truly thankful for all of these extras! Bob, his team, and everyone in the cohort were very generous and kind.
De Angela L. Duff

De Angela L. Duff

NYU Associate Vice Provost and NYU Tandon Industry Professor
        Epic: that’s what the Leading Great Teams course is. Bob Gower leads sessions by combining thought leadership, education and discussion, with taking action with our own teams, which is where the magic really happens. This course helped me approach work with a better understanding of and care for myself as a leader. What a breakthrough,
MéLisa Best

MéLisa Best

Communications and Marketing Manager
        Bob provides a simple set of tools that will help you and your team align and thrive.
Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown: CEO and author of "How to Be an Inclusive Leader"
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Leading Great Teams

Hi, I'm Bob

Bob Gower

Bob Gower

Author & Advisor

I'm passionate about helping people work together to create a better future. My path has taken me many places including:

– Japan, studying meditation and martial arts for several years;

– Rural America, working in factories, on farms and construction crews;

– Newsrooms, managing design and production of major newspapers;

– Silicon Valley, leading product teams, and;

– Boardrooms around the world, advising leaders at companies like GE, Wikimedia and Spotify.

Along the way I earned a BA in Philosophy, an MBA in Sustainable Systems and wrote two books.

Please join me as we explore together how to become more empathic and effective leaders.



People 1:

  • Drawing the boundaries of your team.
  • Your personal user manual.
  • The complex simplicity of great teaming.


People 2:

  • Assessing your team's current state.
  • How to spot and manage problem people.
  • How social contagion impacts team performance.


Systems 1:

  • The real role of a leader.
  • Characteristics of high-performing teams.
  • How to encourage constructive conflict.


Systems 2:

  • Essential team meetings.
  • How to reach maximum velocity.
  • Efficient work tracking and prioritization.


Change 1:

  • Lifecycle of a team.
  • Team chartering (starting off right).
  • Collaborative decision making (that doesn't suck).


Change 2:

  • How to make systemic change stick.
  • Organization systems that encourage teaming.
  • Leadership and personal growth.
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Welcome to Leading Great Teams

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects.

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community.

Develop your support network

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you.

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