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Our Top Strategy Management Quotes of 2020

This has been a challenging year for all of us and we have learned a great deal about the strength of our organizations, employees, and ourselves.  We are all looking forward to putting the pandemic behind us in 2021 and focus on developing plans for our path forward. 

As is our custom each year we have selected our top strategy management quotes to inspire you and for you to reflect on.  All of these quotes were written well before crisis of 2020 and still relevant.  

  1. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker, Management Consultant, Educator and Author
  2. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The Optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
  3. “In the current environment, companies can’t afford not to have a set of guiding principles; a system of core values that communicates true north to the entire organization.”  Orit Gadiesh, Charmain of Bain & Co.
  4. “You’ve got to eat while you dream. You’ve got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that.” Jack Welch, Chairman & CEO of General Electric
  5. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Charles Darwin
  6. “Resistance to Change is often just a lack of clarity. Ambiguity is the enemy of change.” Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard
  7. “One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it. In a period of upheavals, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm. To be sure, it is painful and risky, and above all it requires a great deal of very hard work. But unless it is seen as the task of the organization to lead change, the organization will not survive.” Peter Drucker: From his book The Change Leader
  8. “What I have learned over time is that Optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.”  Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company
  9. “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”  Alan Lakein, Author of How to Get Hold of Your Life
  10. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  Steve Jobs, co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple

We hope you have found value from our strategy management blogs in 2020. As always, please feel free to share these quotes to your friends and associates as you see fit.  


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