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BUSINESS 162: Building a High-Performance Team from Scratch

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how to communicate a strong corporate vision.
  • Identify ways to motivate employees to work as a team.
  • Analyze and achieve team spirit unity.
  • Recognize and demonstrate courage to provide leadership.


This seminar will discuss how to build a team based on utilizing the talents of your staff and merging their talents into a strong team culture. Identify the ability to unleash energy and creativity among your employees and look to increase their performance, loyalty and engagement.

Time/ Credits

1:50 hrs


Bill Kent, Ph.D.

CEO of Team Horner in Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 772-6966

  • B.S. University of Cincinnati
  • MBA Xavier University
  • Ph.D. Keiser University
Bill Kent, Ph.D.

Dr. Bill Kent is the entrepreneurial CEO of the Team Horner Group of companies, an integrated manufacturer, wholesale distributor, and global exporter of swimming pool products. Bill has served in several nonprofit organizations and was national president of the U.S. swimming pool industry’s national trade association in 1996. In 2015, Bill’s company received national recognition from the American Psychological Association for having a psychologically healthy workplace; Bill currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Keiser University, a Florida-based University with over 20,000 students on 16 campuses, the National Swimming Pool Foundation®, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and the Florida Swimming Pool Association. In June 2015, Bill received his Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Global Business. Bill completed the transition of company ownership to his employees in December, 2015.