July 2, 2012

A Men's Soccer Coach Take on Strategy


I heard an investment advisor say recently "I don't care about strategic planning.  I do things instead."

To some people, "strategy" seems to have became the opposite of "action". Bad strategic planning (i.e. planning with inadequate buy-in from leaders, no follow through with action plan) is a waste of time. But if done right, it's usually the difference between success and failure. And if you're already successful, it's probably the difference between success and luck.

I was really glad to have found this article written by Mike Jacobs, men's soccer coach at University of Evansville. It's a quick and simple read for those that could use some convincing that strategic planning is the precursor for (not the opposite of) action.

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