Halftime and Strategic Change

It’s amazing how halftime can completely change a game.  How many times have we seen Bill Belichik’s team, after a mediocre first half, come out with a different game plan and dominate in the second half?  In the Big East Tournament recently, Syracuse held a double-digit lead over Louisville at the half, but Louisville came out and excelled in the second half to win. 

 

Good coaches, generals, and leaders create tactically-proficient organizations, but are vulnerable to strategic shifts.  They respond to such changes by doubling-down on tactics—“work harder!”  But great leaders do something different—they go in with their best tactics, but make strategic adjustments depending on the conditions they face.  Operational excellence is very important, but strategic agility wins games.

© Bob Legge 2013  All rights reserved

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