Interestingly the easiest things that ensure success are the those that are often neglected. It is the nuances and small preparatory actions that culminate to victory. Sun Tzu understood the impact of preparation, mindset and having your stuff together before executing any initiative.
Below are some basic tips to ensure you are poised to win before you begin:
Check your mindset
Assess your resources
Understand the environment
Once you decide to engage in battle, be willing to do what it ethically takes to win. This means your grit factor must be greater than your opponent. Also, it means your team members must have a greater grittiness as well. Be willing to stare adversity in the face and make the bold moves that are neither expected or reasonable from the outside looking in. The mental strength required to win the battle is not to be underestimated and the resilience that comes with grit is unparalleled and must be instilled and diligently woven throughout corporate culture.