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How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, with Lisa Kay Solomon

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Lisa Kay Solomon teaches innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. A frequent public speaker and guest lecturer, she lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  • 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Lisa Kay Solomon Lisa Kay Solomon teaches innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. A frequent public speaker and guest lecturer, she lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area. @LisaKaySolomon
  • 4. 1 Transition from having meetings to having strategic conversations and you’ll inspire more meaning, relevancy and action.
  • 5. 2 The overarching purpose of a strategic conversation is to create shared understanding, shape choices and reach concrete decisions.
  • 6. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles:
  • 7. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Declare your objective BY defining your purpose.
  • 8. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Identify your participants BY engaging multiple perspectives
  • 9. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Assemble your content BY framing the issues
  • 10. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Assemble your content BY framing the issues
  • 11. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Find a venue BY setting your scene
  • 12. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Set your agenda BY designing the experience
  • 13. 4 Strategic conversations require a beginner’s mind; an openness to explore different perspectives and an entirely new angle towards solving your problem.
  • 14. 5 Modern leaders focus less on providing answers and more on creating the conditions to ignite creativity in others. Listen, don’t judge and reward failing forward.
  • 15. 6 When designing a strategic conversation, design backwards. Start by asking this question: “looking back, what has to have happened during that session to have achieved the desired result?”
  • 16. 7 Often, its your ability to define the problem that will distinguish a highly productive meeting. if you can’t sketch your problem, it’s likely not clear enough.
  • 17. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions:
  • 18. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What is your winning aspiration?
  • 19. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: Where will you play?
  • 20. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: How will you win?
  • 21. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What capabilities must you have in place?
  • 22. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What management systems are required?
  • 23. 9 Conversation that put people first not only connect emotionally; more importantly, they engage the whole person.
  • 24. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED:
  • 25. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED: Show don’t tell. make it about discovery.
  • 26. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED: Connect with the heart.
  • 27. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - thinkgreat narrative TED: Turn it into a
  • 28. REALLY REFLECT What does a great meeting look like for you?
  • 29. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com