Strategy Quotes

20 inspiring strategy quotes in a ready to tweet list.

We created it with quotes on strategy, strategy execution, strategic thinking, and strategic leadership.

What better way to develop your strategic thinking than benefiting from the wisdom of the best, distilled in the form of brilliant quotes on strategy and strategy execution (with a hint of humor)?

Michael Porter, Peter Drucker, Jack Welch, and Sun Tzu are some of the famous strategist sharing their wisdom through these strategy quotes.


Peter Drucker, Management consultant, Educator, and Author

Peter Drucker’s quotes on strategy are very popular. We have searched for some that are not so famous, but not less true.


Without a compass bearing, a ship would neither find its port nor be able to estimate the time required to get there. - Peter Drucker #Quotes #Strategy Click To Tweet


Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. - Peter Drucker #Quotes #Strategy Click To Tweet




Constantinos Markides, Professor of Strategic Leadership at London Business School

Designing a winning strategy is the art of asking questions, experimenting and then constantly renewing the thinking process by questioning the answers. - Constantinos Markides #Strategy Click To Tweet


No matter how good today’s strategy is, you must always keep reinventing it. - Constantinos Markides #Strategy Click To Tweet


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Jack Welch, Chairman, and CEO of GE

Jack Welch’s quotes are also very popular. It is quite difficult to find a less known quote. We have searched hard and we think we have found some good ones.


Strategy is simply resource allocation. - Jack Welch #Quotes #Strategy Click To Tweet


Strategy means making clear-cut choices about how to compete. - Jack Welch #Quotes #Strategy Click To Tweet


Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. - Jack Welch #Quotes #Strategy Click To Tweet




A.G. Lafley, President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of P&G

Let’s execute along this strategy, but know that we’ll probably get some of this wrong, so be open to changing it.- A.G. Lafley #Strategy Click To Tweet


Stephen Case, Chairman & CEO of America Online

In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. - Stephen Case #Strategy Click To Tweet


Herm Edwards, American Football Coach

Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you're going to finish. - Herm Edwards #Strategy Click To Tweet


Michael Porter, Harvard Business School Professor

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. - Michael Porter #Strategy Click To Tweet


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Anonymous, Wise Person

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Anonymous Click To Tweet


John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor and author

A leader needs enough understanding to fashion an intelligent strategy. - J. Kotter Click To Tweet


Sir Brian Pitman, former CEO of Lloyd’s TSB and author

There is always a better strategy than the one you have, you just haven't thought of it yet. - Sir Brian Pitman #innovation #success Click To Tweet



What's the use of running if you're running in the wrong direction? - Anonymous #strategy Click To Tweet



Michael Porter, Harvard Business School Professor

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal. - Michael Porter #strategy Click To Tweet


Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965), British politician

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. - W. Churchill Click To Tweet


Naveen Jain, CEO of Infospace

Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation, but from flawless execution. - N. Jain #strategy #businessTransformation Click To Tweet


Sun Tzu (544 BC – 496 BC) Chinese military strategist

Do not repeat the tactics which have gained you one victory, but let your methods be regulated by the infinite variety of circumstances. - Sun Tzu #Strategy Click To Tweet All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. - Sun Tzu Click To Tweet


Gen. George S. Patton

Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy. - Gen. Patton Click To Tweet



You may want to read:

Peter Drucker – The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Michael Porter – On Competition

John Kotter – Leading Change