Be Strategic, Not Tactical Great teams know that until they and their clients have a strategic roadmap to follow, they are just sailboats drifting without a rudder, compass, or chart. Many practices focus on the solution of the moment. The best practices help clients see the necessity of looking beyond the current issue to the landscape on the horizon. They help identify gaps in the landscape and then assist the client in creating an action plan based on where the client is today and where the client wants to be in the future. The best teams have a long-term perspective and help their clients envision their lives strategically.