Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
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.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.