- Finesse before Force
- Read the Big Tangible Picture before implementing a strategic move
- Always assess before position and influence
Monday, March 28, 2011
Most competitors are focused on their strengths not on the weaknesses. They hide their weaknesses and "will" the implementation of their strengths into the mind, heart and spirit of their opposition. Tim Lincecum, a former Cy Young winner believes in that.
Rumination from the Compass Desk
The Compass Process
"... Lincecum doesn’t watch a lot of pregame film, as many pitchers do, to look for vulnerabilities in the hitters he’s about to face. “I stick to my strengths as opposed to going after everyone’s weaknesses,” he told me. “If you can hit it, come hit it. ... ”
Statistics on Tim Lincecum
To be continuously successful, the "mindfully aware" strategic implementer evolves by pursuing the approach of matching their strengths to the opposition's weaknesses.
In any competitive terrain, the successful strategist mindfully knows the circumstances for using the situation to their advantage. He plays the optima strategic option by taking what the terrain and the opposition offers to him. When the advantageous position is achieved, the exploitive strategic option is usually implemented. This mode of prevailing in a highly competitive setting is the norm.
The successful strategist assesses the tangibility of the big picture. Then he positions himself strategically into a competitive disposition of power and authority through planning and preparation. When the opportunity arises and the timing is right, the influencing of the target begins.