Finding opportunities and challenges give you a starting point for searching on potential use of technology. Without the knowledge on what’s important for a company’s business, what troubles it and what might wind it up.
Start your strategic thinking from gathering information on: “what’s inside”? Proper recognition of what’s in the company is the same important as a prediction of what will future bring and in some cases even more.
Leader might be (and should be) a part of the team working on a solution but his (her) role is not privileged. During sessions he (or she) is equally the same participant of the team as any other.
Vision of the future is first important part of the strategic thinking. Leader’s role is to find people who can help her or him with a vision of the future definition and prepare them a space to work together.
It’s like: “adapt or die” rule. But do we know how to make digital transformation happen? Do we know how it impacts our customer preferences and therefore - our revenue? environment?