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Our Top Ten Strategy Quotes for 2021

As is our custom each year, we have selected our top strategy management quotes to inspire you in the new year.  2021 continued to be challenging, with new variants of Covid, supply chain shortages, inflation, and a lack of skilled workers, to name a few.  But private and family businesses have demonstrated an incredible resilience against these headwinds.  We wish you a new year of continued success as you develop your strategic path forward. 

“In times of uncertainty, those who ignore it or take a defensive posture are doomed to fail. But those who rely on strategy and fresh thinking can find new opportunities.” Brian O’Keefe, Strategist

“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, Chairman of Bain & Co.

“Having a strategy in the first place is hard. Maintaining a strategy is even harder.” Michael Porter, Strategist, Author, Educator

“Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; its about deliberately choosing to be different.”  Michael Porter, Strategist, Author, Educator

“Good strategy requires leaders who are willing and able to say no to a wide variety of actions and interests. Strategy is at least as much about what an organization does not do as it is about what it does.” Richard Rumelt, Strategist, Author, Educator

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”  Peter Drucker, Strategist, Author

“Capabilities are the link between strategy and execution.” Paul Leinwand, Author

“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, Authors of Execution

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”  Peter Drucker, Strategist, Author

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill

 We hope you have found value from our strategy management blogs in 2021. As always, please feel free to share these quotes with your friends and associates as you see fit.  


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