Before going into the core of this topic we must first understand what leap frog strategy means. Whenever we have to take a big/large step or jump in our life then few steps of ours are to be taken back in order to ensure that the main step we are taking is fail safe. This strategy is basically derived from the action of frog. Whenever frog has to take a big jump then the frog takes its few steps back in order to ensure that his steps are safe and secured. If the steps will not be safe and secured then this will cause a trouble in the long run. This as a whole is called as Leap Frog Strategy.
Now comes the crux which would bring home the point as to how our great epic Mahabharata also contained such strategy. In the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Arjuna was very much excited to fight his arch rival Karna without any iota of knowledge that Karna possessed weapon of Lord Indra which was Amoghastra/Amoghshakti which was granted to him in lieu of Karna’s charity of highest order by giving in alms to Indra the kavach and kundal which were part of his body since his birth. This Amoghshakti was supposed to unfailingly kill anybody aimed at. However, this Amoghshakti could be used only once as told to him by Lord Indra. Karna was strategic and had preserved this weapon to kill only and only Arjuna. Lord Shree Krishna, who was not only Charioteer of Arjuna but was also his friend, guide and well wisher, realized the gravity of the situation considering strengths and weakness of both Kauravas and Pandavas ( in management terms we can say SWOT Analysis).Considering that Karna could use this Amoghshakti against Arjun any time whenever he would face Arjun , Lord Krishna called Arjuna from the battlefield and in place of Arjuna Bhima’s son Ghatotkach was sent to fight Kauravas . Ghatotkach was a terrific warrior and he unleashed a reign of terror causing devastating damage to the Kauravas’ army . It appeared as if Ghatotkach was to bring the war to the end that very day only. When the whole battle field started showing the bloodshed of Kauravas’army , it infuriated and inflicted so fearful injuries in the mind and soul of Duryodhana that he had to compel his friend Karna to use his Amoghshakti for bringing halt to the Ghatotkach’s journey of seemingly endless destruction of Kauravas’ army . Although Karna insisted that he had particularly saved his Amoghshakti to be used against only and only Arjuna yet on the frightened repeated insistence of Duryodhana Karna was constrained to use his Amoghastra/Amoghshakti against Ghatotkach. Ghatotkacha was killed by Amoghshakti. As it could be used only once so this Amoghshakti missed the Karna’s intended war objective.(resource utilization missing the attainment of purpose). This was strategy failure on part of Kauravas and a Strategic gain on part of pandavas because on the final day fight between Karna and Arjuna, Karna was deprived of required weapons which ultimately led to the defeat of a great warrior like Karna. This was a Leap Frog strategy used by Lord Shree Krishna in Mahabharata.