Execution Quotes

Success, which is not always a proof of merit, depends more often on the choice of a subject than on its execution.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

Niccolo Machiavelli

If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. Its better to live somehow than not at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Great leaders recognize that companies must innovate to remain competitive, and they nurture environments that encourage creative thinking. Innovation is rarely accidental it takes an organizational commitment that starts at the executive level. The idea is not enough. As Thomas Edison said, innovation is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Too often companies forget the perspiration or execution part of the equation.

Gregory Balestrero

Strategy gets you on the playing field, but execution pays the bills.

Gordon Eubanks

The execution of the laws is more important than the making them.

Thomas Jefferson

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.


People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.

Graham Greene

It is the business of a statesman to judge of the expediency of different schemes of economy, and by degrees to model the minds of his subjects so as to induce them from the allurement of private interest to concur in the execution of his plan.

Sir James Steuart

Execution is the ability to mesh strategy with reality, align people with goals, and achieve the promised results.

Larry Bossidy

Consistent alignment of capabilities and internal processes with the customer value proposition is the core of any strategy execution.

Robert Kaplan

There is value in careful planning and thoughtful preparation. However, until there is execution, no plan is flawed; no preparation inadequate. Execution spotlights all.

Chip Bell

There are two different uses for a zone. Surprise and change or simplicity and execution. We use it for surpr

Sean Williamson

Our lack of execution on offense created very quick transitions.

Jon Evans

We continue to be concerned regarding execution risk with its recent aggressive acquisition pace.

Michael Rehaut
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