"Strategic conversations are not just a typical meeting with a fancy name, they are intentionally designed for exploration and discovery of new possibilities, not just updates on existing projects.
Below are a few examples to draw on for designing strategic conversations for your team.
1. Act like your competition.
2. Make a clear distinction between the present state and future options.
When it comes to our long-term benefit, we’re often better served to take a deep breath and force ourselves to separate the here and now from a longer view of success. Where do we want to be three years from now? Even one year from now? Can everyone on the team describe a concrete picture of what success looks like? And do we have the understanding of what it might take to get from here to there?
3. Turn the meeting into a game or simulation.
War-gaming, role-playing, and scavenger hunts can also effectively amp up the heat when you need to make some big choices."
Trechos retirados de "Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems"