D-Day - Business Lessons from The Greatest Generation
June 06, 2014
"On June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated theGermans" (http://bit.ly/LQKAuH).
"The beginning of the end of war in Europe” was a success because it was expertly planned. The plan was thought through, the costs anticipated, and once the plan was set, the leadership never wavered from pursuing the direction outlined.We are fortunate today to be able to succeed and fail in business largely because of the success of the D-Day campaign. The fact that it is a valuable business lesson in and of itself is an added bonus.What can we learn from D-Day in the business world? Plan, anticipate the costs, both financial and otherwise, communicate the plan with precision, don’t flinch from the short term pain, and you will succeed.God Bless America, where we are free to try and fail, and try again and succeed. We salute those who have served in our armed forces and sincerely thank you for your service.