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A Transformational Leadership Journey from Normandy

The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg
Training overview
Length: 3 days
Training type: On-site / Company-specific

Course description

Course description

A Transformational Leadership Journey from Normandy

This course focuses on coordinating, cooperating and collaborating as they pertain to organizational innovation.

The course makes use of case studies of the D-Day invasion of 1944 and what they reveal about negotiation skills and building partnerships. Each of the case studies examine these skills on a different level. It ranges from the inter-team cooperation required by individual soldiers to the inter-service or inter-agency cooperation needed between the Army, paratroopers and Navy, and the international cooperation required to plan and execute the invasion. 

Participants will visit the beaches of Normandy to ensure the lessons learned are reinforced and memorable.

Case Studies

"Scaling the Cliff” with Rudder’s Rangers: Inter-team Coordination

The achievement of the U.S. Army Rangers in climbing the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc and neutralizing the German artillery emplacements is one that has rarely been matched in world history. This case study helps participants to think about the elements of effective intra-team coordination and how their team can “scale the cliff.”

“The Army-Navy Game”: Interservice Collaboration

A successful invasion required highly effective cooperation between the different branches of the military, something that had not always happened smoothly. This case study gets participants to focus on the partnering and negotiating skills most applicable when collaborating with other divisions or branches  within their own company.

“Dealing with Monty”: International Cooperation

This case study examines the mindset and skills required of General Dwight Eisenhower to overcome the challenges in bringing together multiple military and civil leaders to carry off the D-Day invasion. In particular, the course examines how Eisenhower was able to foster cooperation with the most troublesome of partners, British General Bernard Montgomery.

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Who should attend?

Leaders of all levels.


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The Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

Top leaders perform well at critical decision-making times even when faced with limited resources and information, and are functioning in stressful, rapidly changing environments. The Lincoln Leadership Institute utilizes iconic historical sites as well as a modern raceway to serve as...

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