Execution Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old execution quotes, execution sayings, and execution proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.
Having a vision for what you want is not enough. Vision without execution is hallucination.
Thomas Alva Edison
Knowing information is not the same as owning it and following through. Information without execution is poverty. Remember: we’re drowning in information, but we’re starving for wisdom.
Very often, a good decision executed quickly beats a brilliant decision implemented slowly or poorly.
Marcia W. Blenko
A brilliant strategy, blockbuster product, or breakthrough technology can put you on the competitive map, but only solid execution can keep you there.
Gary L. Neilson
Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
An organisation’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Have a bias towards action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
A good plan, violently executed now is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.
Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless.
Execution is the ability to mesh strategy with reality, align people with goals, and achieve the promised results.
Ideation without execution is delusion.
Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.
Ideas don’t make you rich. The correct execution of ideas does.
Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.
I always love that phrase, 'Oh, this is a good idea, but it's execution dependent.' As if anything in life is not execution dependent. Breathing is execution-dependent.
Without execution, 'vision' is just another word for hallucination.
Mark V. Hurd
Ideas are 10 a penny. It's the execution that's the hard thing to do.
Good business planning is 9 parts execution for every 1 part strategy.
I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don't think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution.
Complexity is the enemy of execution.
No excuses. No explanation. You don’t win on emotion. You win on execution.
Most leaders would agree that they’d be better off having an average strategy with superb execution than a superb strategy with poor execution. Those who execute always have the upper hand.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Education without execution is extinction.
Those who know WHAT they do tend to work harder. Those who know WHY tend to work smarter.
Ideas are yesterday, execution is today and excellence will see you into tomorrow.
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
An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes.
Success is simple, but isn't easy because it demands execution, not intentions.
Change occurs when excuses pivot to execution.
It's not what you know; it's not even who you know; it's what you implement that counts.
Brian P. Moran
Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation, but from flawless execution.
Strategy and execution represent the two sides of one and the same thing.
Every successful venture is based on an unoriginal idea, beautifully executed.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.
It’s not what the vision is, it’s what the vision does.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Failure is not about insecurity, it’s about lack of execution.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.
Execution is the game.
In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game.
Good intentions often get muddled with very complex execution. The last time the government tried to make taxes easier, it created a 1040 EZ form with a 52-page help booklet.
Brad D. Smith
The best-laid plans can fail for the lack of proper execution.
Seeing something go from concept to execution is a thrill to me.
Execution is the result of thousands of decisions made every day by employees acting according to the information they have and their own self-interest.
Gary L. Neilson
Strategy execution is the responsibility that makes or breaks executives.
Alan Branche and Sam Bodley-Scott
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.