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The Allied Command in World War II spent more than two years preparing for D-Day. When asked about the plan—which resulted in the successful Allied invasion of occupied France—General Dwight D. Eisenhower commented, “The plans were useless, but the planning was indispensable.” I think about that quote often when strategizing about my own firm—and when I'm talking with lawyers who complain their firms are headed in the wrong direction, yet who are unwilling to step back and lead. It’s not that these lawyers are lazy. Far from it. They are working like mad to make their practices succeed. And that’s precisely the problem. ...July 23, 2012 0 3 0