- You pull up the plant to look at the roots. Who plants a sapling then pulls it up every week to see how the roots are coming along? That would be dumb, right? And yet I see it happen with strategic implementation all the time. A perfectly fine strategy is implemented, but rather than giving it time to show results, the postmortems begin almost immediately.
And if results aren’t forthcoming quickly enough, we start tinkering with the strategy—the strategic equivalent of pulling it up by the roots and replanting it over and over again."