Strategy, a word of military
A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g...

 origin, refers to a plan
A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective. See also strategy. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions, through which one expects to achieve a goal...

 of action designed to achieve a particular goal. In military usage
Military strategy
Military strategy is a set of ideas implemented by military organizations to pursue desired strategic goals. Derived from the Greek strategos, strategy when it appeared in use during the 18th century, was seen in its narrow sense as the "art of the general", 'the art of arrangement' of troops...

 strategy is distinct from tactics, which are concerned with the conduct of an engagement, while strategy is concerned with how different engagements are linked. How a battle is fought is a matter of tactics: the terms and conditions that it is fought on and whether it should be fought at all is a matter of strategy, which is part of the four levels of warfare: political goals or grand strategy
Grand strategy
Grand strategy comprises the "purposeful employment of all instruments of power available to a security community". Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart says about grand strategy:...

, strategy, operations, and tactics
Tactic may refer to:*Military tactics*Chess tactic*Tactic , a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz*Tactics , an Australian band*Tactics , a Japanese visual novel studio*TACTIC , a U.S...


Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war?

The Bible: 2 Kings, 18:20

To win by strategy is no less the role of a general than to win by arms.

Julius Caesar [Gaius Julius Caesar] (100–44 B.C.), Roman general, statesman. The Civil War, 1.72

Business strategy is a battle plan for a better future.

Patrick Dixon Building a Better Business (2005)

You can have the greatest strategy in the world but what is the point if no one cares?

Patrick Dixon Building a Better Business (2005)

Change is the (occasionally) skilful redirecting, renewing, and reconnecting of stuff (like time, money, things, jokes, knowledge, hopes, passion, and dreams) into something better for us, for someone, even for everyone.

Max Mckeown, '2007, Management Issues' -

All strategy is executed through "common" people. If they don't work with the strategy then it will fail however clever, visionary, or insightful. When people work to make a strategy a success then it may succeed even if it is flawed.

Max Mckeown, '2006, Management Issues'

In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.

Jack Welch, Winning (2005)