For lions, it’s all or nothing. If their strategy fails, they go hungry. For us, however, it’s all about organizing our thoughts, ideas, experiences, skills, expertise, and expectations to accomplish a desired goal.
Strategy is not just about the end; rather, it’s the means to that end. For that reason, sound strategies must be flexible, not rigid. In its simplest form it’s a basic road map—albeit one that involves and incorporates change. This might make it not only difficult to accurately read at times, but also somewhat dependent on future uncertainty.
If you are a strategic person—a strategist—you will recognize these characteristics in yourself: