Germany is the current soccer world cup champion. During their game against Brazil, one BBC commentator described their play as “clinically executed”. Like an unstoppable war machine, they made history by ‘crushing’ the Brazilian team. It was shocking!
A study of the German style of play would reveal good strategy. Their performance was premeditated and executed beautifully. Speaking to a business leader, he confirmed that poor executive is one reason why business strategies fail.
It’s possible to have a great plan and weak output; happens all the time. Your plan may look good on paper, but not so good in life. Sometimes, the strategy is simply ignored and not carried out.
Germany did not only plan, they did the plan.
In the bid to reclaim your life, beat down trouble and get exactly what you want, planning alone is not enough. You have to do the plan. Without commitment to action, no strategy is effective.
Action is strategy at play.