October 18, 2018

Manoeuver and tap dance


As smart as you are, you and your team can out manoeuvre and tap dance your way around all the little problems and issues that find their way onto your path every day. It’s what you do. It’s how you get stuff done. And it’s probably at least a part of what got you where you are and it’s the kind of fire fighting makes life interesting.

The one word summary of all that activity: tactical.

It defines the every day because you have to deal with it every day. And you have to deal with it every day because you haven’t dealt with it strategically. Dealing with it strategically means putting measures and processes in place to solve long term issues, and then employing them.

Processes like finding new systems, new suppliers, new partners, new technologies, new ways of thinking and doing.

Skippy strategy: The answer … tactical and strategic.