Monday Morning Inspiration: 15 Quotes to Drive Strategy Execution
I N S P I R A T I O N
15 Quotes to Drive Strategy Execution
“Vision without action is a
Action without vision is a
is the slowest route to victory.
is the noise before the defeat.”
“There is nothing like a concrete
life plan to weigh you down.
—Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo
Because if you always have one
eye on some future goal,
YOU STOP PAYING ATTENTION
even when a better, newer
course might have opened up.”
TO THE JOB AT HAND,
THAT MIGHT ARISE,
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk....
In a world that’s changing really quickly,
the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail
—Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
IS NOT TAKING ANY RISKS.”
“Take time to deliberate,
AND GO IN.”
but when the time for action comes,
"Strategic leaders must not get
consumed by the operational and
tactical side of their work.
—Stephanie S. Mead, Author
THEY HAVE A DUTY!
to find time to shape the future."
“Always focus on the front
—Colin Powell, Military Commander & Statesman
the rearview mirror.”
—Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese Swordsman
“PERCEPTION IS STRONG!
In strategy, it is important to see distant
things as if they were close and to take
a distanced view of close things.”
AND SIGHT WEAK.!
“Success doesn't necessarily come from
—Naveen Jain, CEO of Infospace
but from flawless execution.
A great strategy alone won't win a game
or a battle; the win comes from
BASIC BLOCKING AND TACKLING.”
—Peter Drucker, Author
“TOMORROW ALWAYS ARRIVES.
And even the mightiest company is in
trouble if it has not worked on the future.
It is always different.
Being surprised by what happens is a risk that even the
largest and richest company cannot afford, and even
the smallest business need not run.”
“Planners should not plan, but serve as
—A. Hax and N. Majluf, Strategists and Authors
to guide the planning process effectively.”
Inquirers, AND SYNTHESIZERS
“Good tactics can save even the
—Gen. George S. Patton
Bad tactics will destroy even the
—Robert Half, Human Resources Consultant
is what makes the impossible p o s s i b l e
the possible l i k e l y ,
and the likely d e f i n i t e . ”
“Designing a winning strategy is the art of asking
—Constantinos Markides, Teacher & Speaker
and then constantly renewing the thinking
process by questioning the answers.
NO MATTER HOW GOOD TODAY’S STRATEGY IS,!
YOU MUST ALWAYS keep reinventing it.”
Your start does not determine
how you’re going to finish.”
—Herm Edwards, Head Coach New York Jets (2001-05), Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08)
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