"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." Sir Winston Churchill.
Approach vs delivery.
Today we’re all obsessed by solving strategic problems very quickly, we don’t stop to think about what is required to solve the problem for longer than a second. Our brains are now stuck in constant output mode which means we rely on what we’ve done in the recent past to get to the answer rather than “an” answer. We quickly “cut and paste” from the recent past in the hope that this will resolve the problem so we can quickly step into performance mode and deliver the answer persuasively.
An analogy: I once spoke to a therapist who reviewed other therapists’ practices. He said the most effective therapists just knew lots of different kinds of therapy styles and who to deploy them on as clients. Perhaps having a thousand ways to dissect a problem is actually the most important requirement for greater persuasive delivery and better planning output.