The differences between strategies and tactics

first_imgStrategic planning sessions are critical to your financial institution’s success. But all too often what starts as time devoted to examining big picture issues turns into a discussion about the minutia. This is the classic challenge of going from 30,000-foot issues to 5,000 (or lower) foot issues. For example, rather than discussing your five year branching strategy you start talking about the colors in the lobby.The bottom line is there is a difference between strategies and tactics. While they are both important you need to make sure that when you are “doing strategy” you do strategy. Keep the following differences in mind when it comes to strategy and tactics:Strategy is long-term, tactics are temporaryStrategy focuses you, tactics distract youStrategy stays, tactics changeStrategy inspires, tactics overwhelmStrategy sets direction, tactics veerStrategy gives vision, tactics give headachesStrategies are big, tactics are smallYou can even use the above list as a tool in your planning session. For example, give this of simple bullet points to everyone ahead of time. Or even have it displayed on 3×5 cards at people’s seats. But use it as a visual reminder.The above list may give the impression that tactics are not important. That is not the case at all. The point is that it’s all too easy for strategic sessions just to become glorified tactical discussions. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Justin Upton injury update: Angels outfielder (toe) to miss 8-12 weeks

first_imgSo the Angels will be without the players who finished second and third in home runs for the team last year.The Angels do have other good bats in their lineup with Kole Calhoun, Zack Cozart, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons, but for a team that already relies a lot on Mike Trout, another loss to a big middle-of-the-order bat could be tough to overcome.Los Angeles’ rotation has a lot of question marks as well, as Andrew Heaney is expected to start the season on the injured list and ace Tyler Skaggs has never posted an ERA better than 4.02, so the lineup needs to be good. Related News The 31-year-old Upton hit 30 home runs and had a .808 OPS last season, with a team-leading 85 RBIs.Los Angeles will be without designated hitter Shohei Ohtani for at least the first month of the season and possibly longer as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Angels left fielder Justin Upton will miss eight to 12 weeks with an injured toe, the team announced Friday.Upton injured his left big toe running down a double in a game Sunday. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and had been expected to start the season on the injured list, but 8-12 weeks is longer than anyone expected. Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels star playing catch for first time since Tommy John surgerylast_img read more


first_imgTHESE are the scenes as Ireland’s soldiers prepare for peacekeeping missions in the fields around Inishowen.Our exclusive pictures were taken as up to 150 soldiers re-enacted full military confrontation at Fort Dunree yesterday.The troops from the 104th Infantry Battalion based at Finner Camp in Bundoran took part in the exercise in preparation of a peace-keeping mission to Lebanon later this year. The mission is at Lock stage meaning it has been passed by both the United Nations and the Cabinet and is awaiting full Dail approval.The two day operation also involved two AW130 helicopters and up to 50 vehicles including armoured cars, troop carriers, soft-skin vehicles and ambulances.The exercise also involved many specialist soldiers including engineers and bomb disposal experts carrying out full military manoeuvres.The public had received an earlier warning that heavy machinery as well as machine gun and other fire would be heard in the region. As well as Fort Dunree, a number of fields were used in the region to carry out the operations.A spokesman for the Army Press office said “This was a full military scenario to help troops prepare for a situation they may face if they travel to Lebanon.”The exercise was overseen by Brigadier Comdt.Gerry Hegarty, Commander of the 4th Western Brigade.HUGE ARMY OPERATION IN INISHOWEN AS TROOPS PREPARE FOR LEBANON was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more