Strategy without tactics is zero

Posted by Dr. Wilbert R. Mutoko | November 18, 2019, | All articles, Strategy, Leadership, Management, Managers, Leaders |

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy are the noise before defeat.” “When the enemy is relaxed, make them toil. When full, starve them.” ~ Sun Tzu

As leaders, we can learn from Sun Tzu who was a master strategist. As good as it is to have a long-term plan or strategy if you do not have tactics or short-term carefully planned actions to achieve a goal. Sometimes as leaders, we can be tempted to be excited by the future but fail to plan the actions that take us to that great future. On the contrary, if you have powerful tactics, but have no strategy, you will still fail. In conclusion, we all need a balance between crafting and following a strategy, and at the same time putting tactics in place. Furthermore, we should not confuse strategy with tactics.

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Dr Wilbert R. Mutoko

Dr. Wilbert R. Mutoko holds a Ph.D. in Business Management (North-West University, SA). He is a speaker and researcher in leadership, strategy, financial wellness, and entrepreneurship for the past 16 years. A vibrant motivational and keynote speaker, Dr. Mutoko lights up many events from corporate to family events. He is currently the Managing Consultant for Chief Cornerstone Holdings (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd T/A Success Training Africa; a company that does Leadership, Strategy, and Financial Wellness Consultancy. This includes business diagnosis, business research - market surveys, environmental scans, and re-branding exercise. The company also does strategy reviews, leadership training, and conflict resolutions.Dr. Mutoko is an author of four self-help books (three on personal finance and one on relationships).He has spoken/consulted in Dubai, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana for organizations such as government departments, The British Council, Barclays Bank, Lucara Botswana, National Olympics Committee, Mapleton Group, UNISA, BAMB, Universities, and various churches.A sought-after speaker, Dr. Mutoko is passionate about changing lives in Botswana, SADC, Africa and beyond. Therefore, over the years he has coached many people on relationships, marriage, business, and personal finances. Dr. Mutoko has furthermore addressed the nation of Botswana several times on financial issues and personal development through Yarona FM, Gabs FM, RB2 FM, and Duma FM. He has also impacted Botswana through E-Botswana TV.

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