Leaders Paint, Managers Prove

Strategic business leadership is art, and operational business management is science. Leaders paint, managers prove. Unfortunately, in most organizations, the science part of the equation seems to have overtaken the entire process. The delicate and necessary balance between the two parts of the process has been destroyed by extreme overcompensation and an unfortunate default to the rigid science of risk averse planning. To put a not so subtle point on it, you simply cannot plan for what you do not know, and what you do not know is a heck of a lot more than what you do!