The Four Pillars of the WIP Management System© are: Processes, Psychology, Strategies, and Tactics.
To be effective leaders, we must first understand how to build a team. We must know how to properly onboard, train, coach, and mentor our troops, while holding them and ourselves accountable. Growth requires a deep understanding of our territory, vertical market, competition, the demographics, and psychographics of our target audience. We must possess this knowledge and be able to guide our troops through this maze. As leaders, we must also be able to clearly define our company or departmental goals and provide a path to achieve those goals.
Sun Tzu would agree that in leadership, Strategies and Strategic Thinking is The Art of War, while Tactics and Tactical Thinking would be The Art of Battle. We must have a strategic plan for every aspect of leadership and reinforce this with tactics and techniques that allow us to think on our feet when leading and inspiring our ranks.