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Monday Morning Inspiration: 15 Quotes to Drive Strategy Execution


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Do your best-laid plans seem to fall apart when it comes to executing them? Here's a dose of inspiration from leaders who excel at strategy execution.

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Monday Morning Inspiration: 15 Quotes to Drive Strategy Execution

  1. 1. MONDAY MORNING I N S P I R A T I O N 15 Quotes to Drive Strategy Execution
  2. 2. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” —Japanese Proverb
  3. 3. “Strategy without —Sun Ztu is the slowest route to victory. TACTICS Tactics without is the noise before the defeat.” STRATEGY
  4. 4. “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 MISS OPPORTUNITIES! even when a better, newer course might have opened up.” TO THE JOB AT HAND, THAT MIGHT ARISE,
  5. 5. “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.”
  6. 6. “Take time to deliberate, —Napoleon Bonaparte AND GO IN.” but when the time for action comes, STOP THINKING
  7. 7. "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."
  8. 8. “Always focus on the front windshield —Colin Powell, Military Commander & Statesman AND NOT the rearview mirror.”
  9. 9. —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.!
  10. 10. “Success doesn't necessarily come from —Naveen Jain, CEO of Infospace BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from BASIC BLOCKING AND TACKLING.”
  11. 11. —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.”
  12. 12. “Planners should not plan, but serve as —A. Hax and N. Majluf, Strategists and Authors CATALYSTS, to guide the planning process effectively.” Facilitators, Inquirers, AND SYNTHESIZERS
  13. 13. “Good tactics can save even the —Gen. George S. Patton Bad tactics will destroy even the worst strategy. best strategy.”
  14. 14. —Robert Half, Human Resources Consultant “PERSISTENCE 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 . ”
  15. 15. “Designing a winning strategy is the art of asking —Constantinos Markides, Teacher & Speaker EXPERIMENTING and then constantly renewing the thinking process by questioning the answers. QUESTIONS, NO MATTER HOW GOOD TODAY’S STRATEGY IS,! YOU MUST ALWAYS keep reinventing it.”
  16. 16. 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) “Stay focused.
  17. 17. OnPoint Consulting offers programs to help improve strategy execution in organizations. READY TO GET STARTED? Contact OnPoint for a FREE consultation!