Strategic management is not a box of tricks or a bundle of techniques. It is analytical thinking and commitment of resources to action. But quantification alone is not planning. Some of the most important issues in strategic management cannot be quantified at all.
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday's logic.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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