Planning and strategizing are widely important. But how do you know when to stop planning and start doing?
Maybe it's not a matter of one being better than the other. Maybe it's a matter of skill set.
If this is the case, then in a given winning organization, there are planners and there are doers. Each serves their own purposes in the world. Each will make your team more successful.
I have, many times, been paralyzed by analysis. However, I have learned to embrace it, and I consider planning one of my strengths. The next step for me is to find a doer, someone who can execute plans better than anyone else.
A winning team is a group of members who understand their roles and individual talents. Any great team will consist of planners and doers.
Are you a planner? Or a doer?