Top 10 Quotes on Strategy Execution

There are many beautiful quotes on strategy and strategy execution out there. No wonder, that it is hard to pick the most influencing one. Which of the quote below do you like most? Please feel free to comment and add more.

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“Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art.”

— Peter Drucker

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

— Sun Tzu

“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” 

— Michael Porter

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.”

— Japanese proverb”

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”

— Pablo Picasso

“You cannot be everything to everyone. If you decide to go north, you cannot go south at the same time.”

— Jeroen De Flander

“Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment.”

— Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

“Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.”

— Michael Porter

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

— Sir Winston Churchill

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

— Jack Welch

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Iveta Gruttner, founder of the Business Excellence Academy

Iveta Grüttner

Iveta is passionate about business transformations and about enabling continual improvement cultures benefiting everyone. She is an experienced senior management consultant, change agent and certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Sensei (Coach). Iveta has been leading global transformations, and teaching and coaching worldwide hundreds of Lean Six Sigma professionals, incl. many Master Black Belts.

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