Three Lessons From WWII’s Battle of Midway and D-Day Invasion

Battle of Midway

This week marks the anniversaries of two of events that changed the course of history; The Battle of Midway in the Pacific, and D-Day in Europe in 1942 and 1944, respectively. Each provide timeless takeaways on the value of “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity”

  1.  Teamwork: Success was achieved as the result of outstanding relationships, shared understanding, mutual trust and loyalty between senior commanders Admiral Nimitz and General Eisenhower and all levels of their organizations
  2. Tone: No matter how uncertain or dire the situation may have seemed during intense periods of activity, senior leaders’ calm, inspirational direction and assurance bolstered the spirits of those around them
  3. Tenacity: Despite great loss and sacrifice, American service members persevered with a purpose of victory and displayed indomitable heroism, valor and resolve in air, on the land and sea.

The Battle of Midway and D-Day abound with examples of “T3” and will serve in perpetuity as the hallmarks for outstanding organizational achievement and individual accomplishment in the face of adversity.

Paul Becker inspires leaders and organizations on how to overcome adversity and achieve their maximum achievement through “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity.”™ A motivational keynote speaker and author, Paul draws on decades of experience successfully leading, large, diverse teams in complex and unpredictable situations.  His “T3” principles provide a framework for turning tragedy into triumph when faced with the unexpected and directly translate into corporate pillars of performance, productivity, and profit.

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