Execution

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” — Gen. George S. Patton

“Execution is the job of the business leader.” — Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan in Execution

“Execution is a systematic process of rigorously discussing hows and whats, tenaciously following through, and ensuring accountability.” — Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan in Execution

“This is so simple it sounds stupid, but it is amazing how few oil people really understand that you only find oil if you drill wells. You may think you’re finding it when you’re drawing maps and studying logs, but you have to drill.” — John Masters in The Hunters.

“You are your projects!” — Tom Peters

“There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” — Mark Twain

“I saw that leaders placed too much emphasis on what some call high level strategy, on intellectualizing and philosophizing, and not enough on implementation. People would agree on a project or initiative, and then nothing would come of it.” — Larry Bossidy and Ran Charan

“Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do, or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas Edison

“A culture of discipline is not a principle of business; it is a principle of greatness.” — Jim Collins