Strategy is the intelligent allocation of resources through a unique system of activities to achieve a goal. Simply put, strategy is how you plan to achieve a goal. 

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Strategy, a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim. It is important to have a strategy for success. We all like to be inspired. And great quotes do the trick for me. Over the years, We have been collecting strategy related quotes that inspire us. Here are some quotes about strategy to help you in your journey to success. I hope some of these short phrases will also strike a cord and boost your motivation today or somewhere in the future.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results – Sir Winston Churchill

Strategy Execution is the responsibility that makes or breaks executives” —Alan Branche and Sam Bodley-Scott, Implementation 

You can have anything you want – you just can’t have everything you want—Anonymous

Most of us know the marketing concept of good communication. To make a message stick in the head of a future consumer, you need to deliver the message seven times using seven different channels. Why do executives think that to make a strategy stick, a boring speech delivered once will be enough?

In a 4×100-metre relay race, one runner starts before the other, but in the end it’s the sum of the four runners that determines performance

What’s the use of measuring speed if you don’t go in the right direction

A Balanced Scorecard helps turn parrots – people who just repeat what they have heard – into ambassadors – people who understand the what and why and can reason decisions with others”

Dear Executives, execution commitment is not for sale. You have to earn it

Don’t go for small commitments on big things, but aim for big commitments on small things

Budgets are like oil tankers – they need time to change course. You don’t want to be left standing on the deck of your oil tanker, watching all the opportunities pass you by unable to stop and turn to chase after them.

Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions —Henry Mintzberg

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. —Michael Porter

We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out” —Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles 1962

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things —Miyamoto Musashi

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. —Sun Tsu

Execution is a specific set of behaviors and techniques that companies need to master in order to have competitive advantage. It’s a discipline of its own —Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy

The best time to make up your mind about people is never —Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story

Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment—Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last

After a business implements a strategy, competitors will react, and the firm’s strategy will need to adapt to meet the new challenges. There is no stopping point and no final battle. The competitive cycle continues on perpetually. Produce and compete or perish —Thomas Timings Holme

Body language can’t save you when someone is reading your strategy document

When building a new strategy, don’t ever let people seduce you with the line, ‘But that’s always been budgeted for.

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak —Hans Hoffmann,  Introduction to the Bootstrap

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication—Leonardo Da Vinci

 Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work —Peter Drucker

Initiative prioritisation doesn’t mean distributing all available resources to all known projects—Volker Voigt

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction Albert Einstein

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak —Hans Hoffmann

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definiteRobert Half

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage—Jack Welch

In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are —Arnold H. Glasgow

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them —Denis Watley

Building a visionary company requires one percent vision and 99 percent alignment —Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Built to Last

After a business implements a strategy, competitors will react, and the firm’s strategy will need to adapt to meet the new challenges. There is no stopping point and no final battle. The competitive cycle continues on perpetually. Produce and compete or perish—Thomas Timings Holme

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all —Peter Drucker

 Simplicity is the ultimate sophisticationLeonardo Da Vinci

You can have anything you want – you just can’t have everything you want—Anonymous

We tend to think that, in a traditional organisation, people are producing results because management wants results, but the essence of a high-quality organisation is people producing results because they want the results. It’s puzzling we find that hard to understand, that if people are really enjoying, they’ll innovate, they’ll take risks, they’ll have trust with one another because they are really committed to what they’re doing and it’s fun —Peter Senge

Like a human being, a company has to have an internal communication mechanism, a ‘nervous system’, to coordinate its actions —Bill Gates, co-founder Microsoft