US Corporate Team Management Tour
13th to 18th October 2024
The cost – includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, hotel accommodation, coach, museums and guide, although the flights are not included – is £7,500 per person.
Please note that this tour is strictly limited to 15 people.
The aims of the tour
The core structure of organisations is its teams. But, most organisations invest large parts of their resources in developing individuals and very little in developing those same teams. No matter how well individuals perform, they are highly unlikely to reach their full potential unless the team in which they’re situated is also performing to its full potential.
Research has shown that team coaching can significantly help teams improve their performance, with benefits for the wider organisation.
The tour is designed to show the parallels and differences between military and corporate team leadership at both board and junior management levels.
The tour will examine how planning and adaptation affected the decisions and actions of generals and small combat groups during the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history.
We start with the critical role of detailed planning and logistics to the success of the battle, looking at the Allies’ intelligence and deception plan, and consider whether these are still relevant in today’s business environment.
We will look at how systemic factors such as politics impacted the Allied and German high command and how these are related to modern boardrooms.
We look at what was learnt from previous and real time mistakes and how these were adapted to make these landings such a success. Also, we examine past mistakes that were not adapted with sometimes catastrophic consequences, and the parallels in business.
Lastly, we look at the morale and fighting spirit (the ‘culture’) of the generals and soldiers on both sides and see how, when all looks lost, teams rally to firm, empathetic and decisive leadership.
Fly from USA to London Heathrow Airport.
Stay overnight at a Heathrow Airport Hotel
Southwick House and the D Day Museum
Opening talk and visit to Southwick House.
Move onto the D Day museum at Portsmouth
Catch the overnight ferry to Normandy
Visit Utah Beach, Brecourt Manor and Sainte-Mère-Église
Follow the route of the “Easy” Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division”, which were made famous by the TV miniseries Band of Brothers
Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach
Evening talk and question by Mark Noon, a retired US Air Force Officer who is an Executive Leadership Coach, and Author
Arromanches and Bayeux
Logistics at the British beaches and afternoon at leisure
Evening talk and questions by Alden Mills – Founder/CEO, America’s Fastest-Growing Consumer Products Company, a 3-Time Navy SEAL platoon commander and an author of Be Unstoppable and Build Unstoppable Teams.
Monet’s house and gardens
Return to the USA via Paris.