Management is really pretty simple. Balance good planning and good execution!! That is the essence of good strategic management --- get success today, live to compete and thrive tomorrow, and prepare the organization for the future. That is the art of strategic management.
There is a truism that says, "Every organization will, over time, reflect the personality and performance of its leaders." People inherently know there is a difference between managers and leaders and they want leaders!
A well-developed network of sales partners provides market access, reduces sales and marketing costs and establishes local infrastructure for future positioning.