“Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.” -Gen George Patton
Planning for greatness is very important, but just like the surfer sitting in the lineup at some point you have to actually drop in and ride the waves. For leaders, this idea means we have to implement the plans we make. Perfect plans don’t accomplish anything–implementing them does!
That surfing maxim came home to me in the deserts of Kuwait of all places. January 2003 was cold and wet in Kuwait. We’d been planning for months and now it was “go” time.… Read the rest