Take a lesson from Thomas Jefferson on strategic planning. He completed the Louisiana Purchase and then sent the Corps of Discovery to the region to map and document the new territory. President Jefferson directed Lewis and Clark into the wilderness with a scientific and commercial purpose. He did not micromanage and the corps was out of touch while on its mission for two-years. Jefferson had the vision and then empowered his agents to make it a reality. Perhaps this was the equivalent of John F Kennedy’s vision of a man on the moon. Set the goal and allows those with the right talents to map the course.