Normandy D-Day Program

Offered at various locations

The Normandy invasion, along with D-Day specifically, is a rich and stimulating source of leadership insight relevant to the challenges (and opportunities) of the current global business environment. Planning, organization, communication, teamwork, and initiative amid profound and increasingly rapid changes in circumstance, and across cultural and political boundaries, are as critical to effective execution today as they were in 1944.

Key Leadership Lessons:

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Selected Case Studies

  • Joshua Chamberlain
  • Admiral Grace Hopper
  • Sir Earnest Shackleton

Selected Leadership Lessons

  • Distinguishing critical from important–prioritizing decisions and actions
  • Taking initiative in ambiguous or chaotic situations
  • Creating team alignment and a sense of team achievement
  • Monitoring succession readiness and ensuring succession

Format

The standard workshop length is eight hours but can be expanded to 12 hours if needed.  A minimum length of four hours is required, which allows time for the necessary context and overview of the battle and for an in-depth examination of two leadership case studies, along with concluding exercises and comments. Each added case study requires two additional hours of program time.

 

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