High Performing Leadership Loon Mountain

High Performing Leadership

Residential Program at the Mountain Club on Loon Mountain

This multi-day residential program for leaders and managers will combine a variety of activities, team and group discussions, presentations, and case studies that are designed to help you become a high performing leader.

You will gain the practical tools, techniques, and operating philosophy necessary to reach higher levels of team and organizational performance. It will also help you understand what you need to do to create an ideal operating state, with a set of guiding principles that will not only inspire your organization or teams to achieve the new vision, but will allow for the creation of a very special and enabling organizational culture that supports all efforts.

Core program themes that will be presented and explored will help you craft a strategy for dramatic increases in the performance of you and your organization. The objective will be to enhance, transform, and elevate your leadership skills; teach you how to better develop high performing teams, create operational excellence, and shape your organizational culture into one of engagement. The bottom line will be to create personal standards of excellence and organizational greatness.

The program will be a combination of presented material, team/individual activities and debriefings, and lessons learned that can be applied at your organization.

What You Will Learn


High Performing Leadership


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

4:00pm-6:00pm: Check in.

6:00pm - 7:30pm: Meet and Greet Reception & Welcome Dinner

7:30pm: General Program Overview and Introduction

  • Program overview                                                                                
  • Mission, themes, structure, and operating norms                                                             
  • Participant introductions and expectations                                                                      -
  • Introduce the point system.

8:00pm: Team Formation Activities

  • Form into small teams of approximately 4 to 7 participants                     
  • Develop a team name, logo, and tagline.
  • Team presentations and points awarded.

8:30pm: Experiential Activity #1

  • Present the team challenge activity.                                                      
  • Debrief the activity and develop lessons learned.

8:45pm: Assign Each Team Case Study Responsibilities

  • Pfizer Case
  • GE case

9:00pm: Inside Pfizer Case Study

  • Initial team planning

Thursday, May 11, 2023

6:00am - 7:30am: Early Bird Coffee

7:30am - 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Ice Breaker Activity Concerns, Challenges and Desire

  • Introduction                                                                                        
  • Team activity & presentation                                                                           
  • Facilitators presentation

9:00am: Personal Profile Self-Assessment Instrument

  • Administer and score the Personal Profile

10:00am: DISC Presentation

  • Strengths and limitations of a high DIS&C manager.

10:15am: DISC Activity-Two Key Questions

  • Break into DIS&C teams.
  • Report back on the findings of the two key questions each DISC team will need to answer.

10:30am: Break

10:45: Johari Window Think Tank Presentation

  • Overview of the model.

11:15am: Think Tank Activity

  • Participants engage and build their window by discussing their top 3 strengths and areas of caution.  They will ask for best practices and suggestions that will help them to be more effective.

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Pfizer Case Study Team Presentations

1:30pm: Creating High Performing Teams

  • Introduction to highly effective team and the stages of team development

2:00pm: Characteristics of High Performing Teams-Activity

  • Team activity with presentations
  • Facilitator’s presentation- characteristics and personal attributes that contribute to team success.

2:30pm: Break

2:45pm: New Product Development Business Simulation

4:00pm: Developing Highly Effective Team Summary Activity

  • Participants profile their best team experience and look for common elements.

4:00pm: Summarizing Organizational Culture

  • Activity and team presentations
  • Facilitator’s presentation-elements of a positive culture

4:30pm: Turning Around a Dysfunctional Organization-Activity

5:15pm: GE Case Study Preparation

7:00pm Dinner

Friday, May 12, 2023

6:00am: Early Bird Coffee

7:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Positivity Change Thinking Process - Becoming an Exceptional Leader

  • Breakthrough thinking
  • Activity and team presentations
  • Facilitator’s presentation

9:45am: Pike Place Fish Market – Video Case Study

  • Review and discuss the video case study.

10:15: Break

10:30am: Process Management and Kaizen – Going lean and continuously improving.

  • Kaizen video case study and group discussion                          
  • Major areas of waste in an organization

11:30am: GE Case Study Team Presentations

12:00pm: 60 Minute Interview with Jack Welch

12:30pm: Special Lunch with Awards and wrap-up comments                                                                                                                     

1:30pm: Adjourn.

Travel & Site Information


High Performing Leadership


The Mountain Club on Loon
90 Loon Mountain Road
Lincoln, NH 03251

The program and overnight accommodations will be at The Mountain Club on Loon in Lincoln, NH, about two hours north of Boston and west of Portland. Resting on a bluff overlooking the Pemigewasset River, The Mountain Club on Loon Resort & Spa presents stunning views of Loon Mountain, a range of luxurious accommodations, and plenty of activities to make your Lincoln, New Hampshire getaway one you will always remember. As the only ski-out hotel in New Hampshire, the hotel is located beside a major slope that leads directly to Loon’s largest lift; simply step out your door and ski your way down the mountain. Explore the surrounding White Mountain National Forest on 55 mountain trails waiting right outside your door, or drive down the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and soak up the incredible views. Indulge in pampering treatments at the onsite Viaggio Spa and Wellness Center, treat yourself to delicious cuisine at the Black Diamond Pub, and unwind in a hot tub under a starlit sky.

Take Exit 32 off I-93.  Turn left (from the south) onto the beautiful Kancamagus Highway
Follow for just 2 ½ miles until you reach The Mountain Club

Instructor Bios


High Performing Leadership

  • Peter Hughes, M.Ed | Founder, High Performing Leadership LTD

    Peter Hughes, M.Ed., is a part-time faculty member at the University of New Hampshire’s Paul College of Business and Economics, where he teaches organizational behavior. He also teaches at Cambridge College’s Graduate School of Management leading courses in operations and total quality management, organizational development, and transformational leadership. Peter has worked with numerous hospitality and service organizations. More recently, he was hired by the country of Anguilla to help improve the tourism experience for international visitors. Peter’s business career encompasses diverse industries where he has served as Manufacturing Manager, Corporate Project Manager and Director of Organizational Development. He is also the President & CEO of High Performing Leadership, Ltd, and the author of the book, Leadership and the Road to High Performance.

06:00pm - 09:00pm
08:30am - 08:00pm
08:30am - 01:30pm
Mountain Club at Loon
Peter Hughes
1599.00 PDT - Tuition