Simplicity and common sense should characterize planning and strategic direction.— Ingvar Kamprad
Unpopular Strategic Planning quotations
You must be willing to leave the life that you planned in order to find the one waiting for you.
Strategic planning is not strategic thinking.
Indeed, strategic planning often spoils strategic thinking, causing managers to confuse real vision with the manipulation of numbers.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Rushing never saved the time that planning did.
We have a strategic plan. It's called 'doing things'.
I think that's as far as you have to think, everything happens as a coincidence.
It either happens or it doesn't. It's hard to map out a strategic plan by saying, 'If I do that, that's going to get me to the next level.' I think that's the wrong way to go into movies as an actor. It doesn't happen for me that way.
What business strategy is all about-what distinguishes it from all other kinds of business planning-is, in a word, competitive advantage. Without competitors there would be no need for strategy, for the sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as efficiently as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.
If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
Strategic planning for the future is the most hopeful indication of our increasing social intelligence.
The strategic initiatives we propose to undertake as part of our plan over the next few years position us well to lead this evolution.
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.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
To be strategic is to concentrate on what is important, on those few objectives that can give us a comparative advantage, on what is important to us rather than others, and to plan and execute the resulting plan with determination and steadfastness.
Rich and successful people are solution-oriented;
they spend their time and energy strategizing and planning the answers to challenges that come up, and creating systems to make certain that problem doesn't occur again.
The marathon is all about energy management.
I had planned to run it like a track race with strategic surges to blow up my competitors by putting them into oxygen debt, so that is the way I prepared.
If something doesn't work change the plan, don't change your goal.
Failure is the most effective technique to optimize strategic planning, implementation and processes.
The sole purpose of strategic planning is to enable the company to gain, as effectively as possible, a sustainable edge over its competitors.
If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle
Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.
Strategic plans cause more dumb decisions than anything else in America.
Most of the CEO's who fail think they will find the solution to their problems in Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, etc., but they don't look for the solution to their problems inside themselves.
Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write. Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
To win, we will need to keep building the movement, networking with one another, planning, strategizing, and moving forward. Our children's futures, and those of their unborn children, are at stake.
Most of my career is spent in a meeting.
.. dressed sharply, looking really great; negotiating over a table, strategizing or coming up with new marketing plans or new ideas. And that makes me really, really happy.
I've always had goals, always had visions, always had a plan, always been very strategic.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Strategic planning for projects management using a project management maturity model
Life is a struggle with things to maintain itself among them.
Concepts are the strategic plan we form in answer to the attack.
Here is a definition which correctly reflects the course of thought and action of a grandmaster: - The plan in a game of chess is the sum total of successive strategical operations which are each carried out according to separate ideas arising from the demands of the position.
An idiot with a plan can beat a genius without a plan.
In every company which I have done strategic planning, the number-one value people choose is always integrity. The second values may be quality of products and services, caring about people, excellent customer service, profitability , innovation, entrepreneurship, and others. But integrity always comes first.
Many organizations help businesses to stay on top of what's changing or likely to change. It's important for executives and managers who focus on a company's health coverage to stay up-to-speed on what's happening, and it's important for those in the C-suite to understand the changes to factor these new variables into their strategic planning calculus.
A strategic plan based on the over-all situation of both belligerents is .
.. more stable, but it too is applicable only in a given strategic stage and has to be changed when the war moves towards a new stage. ... [Conversely, tactical plans may] ... have to be changed several times a day.
Never have a plan: it'll just get in your way.
World trade means competition from anywhere;
advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition. Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.
Strategic planning will help you fully uncover your available options, set priorities for them, and define the methods to achieve them.
The outstanding people realized that the job involved more than just writing a good strategic plan. It was also important that top management should understand the plan and be prepared to adopt it.
You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.
Putin is playing the long game. He has a strategic plan in mind: the Eurasian Union, which would be in competition to Europe.
I'm independent so I have the freedom to drop music whenever I want to.
I strategically plan everything. I'm a Capricorn, so I'm a planner. I work very hard, but I'm a planner at the same time. I've just been stock piling all this time waiting for the right opportunity to put out music. With me being locked up to a contract, it took years for everything to pass.
Give yourself permission to do something extraordinary and amazing on planet earth. Acknowledge that you have and can do whatever it takes. You would not be given true and inspiring dream without the potential to fulfill it. Listen to the wisdom of your heart and then use the sound reason of your mind to strategize and plan out the life you truly desire and deserve.
We are forward planning and strategic on what the planet will look like with climate change as we decide to go into various areas of the world if we have to.
I do not know whether the Government will be able to get ready to conduct this transaction together with the management of Rosneft itself, whether the appropriate strategic investors will be found. And I believe it is about such investors that we should talk. But we are getting ready, and it is in the current year that we are planning to do this.