Military Insights and Tools for Leaders and Teams

Nobody trains their leaders and teams to rebound from adversity and setbacks like the military. We’ll show you how.

 

When we emerge from this pandemic reconnecting teams and cultivating a genuine will to win is going to be critical.

The military world can provide highly useful insights, tools and techniques that can be drawn upon and tailored to help business teams. It must of course be done carefully to ensure that relevance is achieved and transferral is made to the workplace.

It was our ability to do this for our clients during the last major recession that actually helped to launch us as a successful business. Some 30 years later the approaches work just as well. They have also been progressively updated and refined with decades of experience gained from working with many thousands of clients.

Our ex military facilitators draw upon the best of the military, but in a business relevant and business friendly manner. Sophisticated workshops, behavioural profiles and tailored experiential learning is blended to provide memorable experiences and lasting take-away value.

We work with and tailor relevant aspects of military approaches for leadership, teaming and winning that will transfer into other workplaces such as:

 

Command Decision-Making
Small and Large Team Dynamics
Leadership Development
Thriving in adversity
Out-thinking and outmanoeuvring the competition
Morale and the will to win

Courage, initiative and teamwork are three simple core military values that drive an ethos of genuine resilience for individuals and teams. Our sessions and activities tap into these values and uncover how best a team may be able to adapt them in their own working environment.

Since 1988 Sabre’s ex military team members have used hand-picked insights and tools from the military to help business and government clients to win in their own complex environments.

We replicate the esprit de corps and dynamics of elite military environments, yet without any of the risks and physicality. Our approaches are designed to to be fun and inclusive ways to gain insight into military tools and approaches.

Some of our approaches are indoor sessions and business games, whilst others are more outdoor and adventure-based in nature. We tailor and blend to suit your aims.

We can even deploy a huge ‘wow factor’ with real military tanks, vehicles and pyrotechnics to safely and theatrically bring the military environment to life for your people.

After the massive set backs thrust upon business from this pandemic, organisations will emerge into a far tougher and more competitive world. Military insights can genuinely help teams and leaders to thrive and survive.

Organisations seeking to rebuild, reset and survive will need to build a fighting spirit, and not as a luxury, but as a genuine necessity.

Military Team Building and Business Games

Our indoor and outdoor military themed approaches "Battlespace", "Strike Force" and "The Executive Warfare Centre" offer fun, engaging and meaningful journeys into the military genre.  Business can learn a great deal from the military about leadership, teamwork and decision-making in complex, changing and competitive environments.

Battlespace

 

After a surprise and high-energy commando recruiting raid your team are transformed into an elite military unit (optional uniforms and personalised dog tags are often a nice touch). Battlespace is a sophisticated indoor business game and simulation that requires effective leadership, teamwork and communication to win.  

 

Team members will assume various functional roles which are all crucial for the planning and execution of a complex military operation unfolding in real time. Limited time and resources will become factors as will some unexpected changes and of course the aggressive actions of their competitors. 

 

Each sub-unit will need to communicate, look beyond just their own tasking to see the bigger picture.  People need to share information and avoid succumbing to task overload if they wish to be both victorious and profitable during their campaign.    

 

You will gain valuable tailored insights into military decision-making, leadership, execution and cross-functional techniques.  These can be carefully matched to your business aims and objectives.

 

Group Size: 5 and up (suitable for large groups)

Duration: 2 - 3 hours (full day versions also available)

Venue: Indoors.  Can make use of your existing meeting space.

Key Themes: Teamwork, leadership, communication, seeing the bigger picture, decision-making, change, complexity, task / information overload, cognitive bias, perseverance, cross-functional working, team roles.

 

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Strike Force

 

After a surprise and high-energy commando recruiting raid your team are recruited into your own Strike Force, issued uniforms and personalised dog tags (optional) and briefed for specially tailored missions.

 

Each team will progressively obtain the skills and equipment from a series of challenges conducted initially as seperate teams, and then slowly come to the realisation that the final mission will require a truly "united force" of the total team.  

All sub teams ultimately unite for a spectacular final assualt on enemy HQ that will require excellent planning, cross-functional communication and execution to succeed.

 

Strike Force is a great team building challenge that also has the ability to dovetail into insights from genuine military planning, briefing and execution tools and approaches.

 

Group Size: 5 and up (suitable for large groups)

Duration: 2 - 4 hours (full day versions also available)

Venue: Usally Outdoors unless large undercover areas are also available.  

Key Themes: Teamwork, leadership, communication, seeing the bigger picture, decision-making, change, complexity, task / information overload, perseverance, cross-functional working, team roles.

* Full version of this event SE QLD only due to logistical matters relating to larger military props and equipment.

 

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The executive warfare centre

 

The Executive Warfare Centre is a highly tailored combination of our best military themed approaches.   It includes detailed Team Role and Leadership profiles, and ex-military facilitators and keynote speakers.

 

Business can learn a great deal from the military in the areas of leadership, teamwork, planning and decision-making in complex and rapidly changing environments. 

 

Elements from our Team and Leadership DNA programmes are blended with military command decision-making, planning and execution tools adapted for business needs.  This is a powerful approach for leadership development that equips participants with lasting take-away tools and value that can be deployed into their own day to day teams and challenges immediately. 

 

Group Size: 3 and up

Duration: Half Day, Full Day and Multi-Day versions

Venue: Indoor and / or Outdoor.  

Key Themes: Teamwork, leadership development, military tools and approaches adapted for business needs, communication, seeing the bigger picture, decision-making, change, complexity, task / information overload, cognitive bias, perseverance, cross-functional working, team roles.

 

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mission possible
(the "Spy" genre)

 

Mission Possible puts teams into the world of espionage and the international spy where fast thinking and teamwork are mission critical.

 

It's a fun genre, and one that we can tailor to suit your unique aims and objectives with tailored missions that overload teams with potential opportunities that will create a sense of "Mission Impossible".  

 

By tapping into the diversity and strengths of the team they can indeed turn it around into "Mission Possible".  

 

Group Size: 10 and up

Duration: 2 hoursHalf Day

Venue: Indoor and / or Outdoor.  

Key Themes: Teamwork, leadership development, team roles, diversity, decision-making, change, complexity, task / information overload, cognitive bias, perseverance, fun.

 

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