Many leaders are comfortable planning, but lag when it comes to actually putting the plan into action.
This excerpt, from the book "Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Change" explains why execution is even more important than planning, and how you can put your plan into motion more quickly and efficiently.
BOTTOMLINE: This "....reinforces our earlier observation about strategy execution being the bigger problem for most businesses than planning and strategy formulation itself. 99% of the effort and energy goes into executing the strategy, and this is where most businesses fail." (page 61, "Six Disciplines for Excellence")