Are you attempting to implement a tactic or a strategy?

In all likelihood, right now you are engaged in a project close to your heart. That said, are you attempting to implement a tactic or a strategy?

Implementing a tactic could involve a series of pre-planned actions designed to obtain a precise result. It may even be part of a larger objective, one associated with an overarching strategy.

However, the implementation of a strategy can sometimes be less specific than the previously mentioned tactic. It creates the space, in a sense, for tactics to be undertaken.

A strategy often concerns the long-term, the so-called ‘Big picture’. Tactics, on the other hand, revolve around methods, ideally, ones tried and tested, to achieve something immediately, or at least in the short-term.

Being clear about whether we are endeavouring to execute a tactic or a strategy goes a long way to achieving our desired success. So, are you attempting to implement a tactic or a strategy? Feel free to leave your answer as a comment below.

In any case, thanks for reading this ‘Are you attempting to implement a tactic or a strategy?’ post, and please like and share it.


About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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