we help you discover smarter
ways to think, grow, and live.
This presentation consists of 10 highlights
from the interview with Moe Abdou,
founder & host of 33voices®.
Lisa Kay Solomon
Lisa Kay Solomon teaches
innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy
program at San Francisco...
1

Transition from having meetings
to having strategic conversations

and you’ll inspire more meaning, relevancy and actio...
2

The overarching purpose of a strategic conversation

is to create shared understanding,

shape choices and reach concre...
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Declare your objective BY defining ...
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Identify your participants BY engag...
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Assemble your content BY framing th...
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Assemble your content BY framing th...
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Find a venue BY setting your scene
3

A properly structured strategic conversation

will connect these 5 core principles:
Set your agenda BY designing the ex...
4

Strategic conversations require a beginner’s mind;

an openness to explore different perspectives
and an entirely new a...
5

Modern leaders focus less on providing answers
and more on creating the conditions to ignite creativity in others.

Lis...
6

When designing a strategic conversation,

design backwards.
Start by asking this question:

“looking back, what has to ...
7

Often, its your ability to define the problem
that will distinguish a highly productive meeting.

if you can’t sketch y...
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
What is your winning aspiration?
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
Where will you play?
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
How will you win?
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
What capabilities must you have in place?
8

When contemplating multiple options,

answer these 5 questions:
What management systems are required?
9

Conversation that put people first

not only connect emotionally;
more importantly, they engage the whole person.
10
Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation -

think TED:
10
Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation -

think TED:
Show don’t tell.

make it about disco...
10
Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation -

think TED:

Connect with the heart.
10
Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation -

thinkgreat narrative
TED:
Turn it into a
REALLY REFLECT
What does a great meeting
look like for you?
Connect WITH US!
Tell us what you think
Chase@33voices.com
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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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How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, with Lisa Kay Solomon

  1. 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  2. 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 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. 4. 1 Transition from having meetings to having strategic conversations and you’ll inspire more meaning, relevancy and action.
  5. 5. 2 The overarching purpose of a strategic conversation is to create shared understanding, shape choices and reach concrete decisions.
  6. 6. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles:
  7. 7. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Declare your objective BY defining your purpose.
  8. 8. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Identify your participants BY engaging multiple perspectives
  9. 9. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Assemble your content BY framing the issues
  10. 10. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Assemble your content BY framing the issues
  11. 11. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Find a venue BY setting your scene
  12. 12. 3 A properly structured strategic conversation will connect these 5 core principles: Set your agenda BY designing the experience
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions:
  18. 18. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What is your winning aspiration?
  19. 19. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: Where will you play?
  20. 20. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: How will you win?
  21. 21. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What capabilities must you have in place?
  22. 22. 8 When contemplating multiple options, answer these 5 questions: What management systems are required?
  23. 23. 9 Conversation that put people first not only connect emotionally; more importantly, they engage the whole person.
  24. 24. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED:
  25. 25. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED: Show don’t tell. make it about discovery.
  26. 26. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - think TED: Connect with the heart.
  27. 27. 10 Before designing the experience of your next strategic conversation - thinkgreat narrative TED: Turn it into a
  28. 28. REALLY REFLECT What does a great meeting look like for you?
  29. 29. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com
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