Strategic vs Tactical Planning
The amount of money spent on improvement and training each year is immense. The purpose of the investment is to acquire specific skills that will improve results and outcomes. Most improvement offerings are about how to do specific things better in order to be more effective. In sales training, this might involve learning how to write a more powerful cold-call letter or overcome objections. For a manager, tactical skills might involve learning how to better lead meetings or serve as a mentor. Personally, we might take classes to cook healthier meals or better manage household finances. These are all ways to become more tactically effective.