Monday, May 2, 2022

From strategy to plan to approval

To state a strategic principle is one thing; to reduce principle to a practical plan is another; but then to get stakeholders to approve and invest in both the principle and the plan is yet another.

General Eisenhower had something to say about this, and one should be fully aware that not only did his strategic principles have to satisfy those with a focus on Europe, but also in the larger context of  two simultaneous wars whose connectivity was largely their overlap of a common source of supplies and resources.

"However -- and here is the rub -- it was easy enough to state [a strategic purpose] as a principle but it was to prove difficult indeed to develop a feasible plan to implement the idea and to secure it's approval by the [controlling investors]
General Eisenhower in "Crusade in Europe"

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