Meetings for strategic minds

A great strategy meeting is a meeting of minds. You want people thinking and talking openly about progress and aspirations. You will have a mixture of heads in the clouds and feet on the ground. There is no one best way but here is a good starting point.

Frequency: Regularly.

Key participants: Various groups.

Strategy rating: ****

The previous CEO of Disney began a series of ‘crazy idea’ breakfast meetings. At each meeting, everyone was invited to discuss the direction, performance and strategy of the company. The main way this was done was through stories and ideas. People would share stories that brought strategy to life. Stories about what they wanted strategy to be, ways they were delivering and what wasn’t ...

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