Quotes on Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Quotes

Being deeply immersed in strategic planning over the years, I have saved quotes that I like or that strike me as insightful.  I share these strategic planning quotes with you below.

 However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.  -Winston Churchill

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

A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. -Michael LeBoeuf It’s not the customer’s job to know what they want. -Steve Jobs

In preparing for battle I’ve always found that plans are useless, but planning is essential. -Dwight Eisenhower

The best CEOs I know are teachers, and at the core of what they teach is strategy. -Michael Porter

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. ― Sun Tzu

Sound strategy starts with having the right goal. – Michael Porter

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. ― Sun Tzu

What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning -is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.― Kenichi Ohmae

Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point. ― Henry Mintzberg

If you can’t describe your strategy in twenty minutes, simply and in plain language, you haven’t got a plan. ‘But,’ people may say, ‘I’ve got a complex strategy. It can’t be reduced to a page.’ That’s nonsense. That’s not a complex strategy. It’s a complex thought about the strategy.― Larry Bossidy

The expert in battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage and does not demand it from his men.― Sun Tzu

The company without a strategy is willing to try anything. ― Michael Porter

What’s the use of running if you are not on the right road.― German proverb

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