"clarify and move toward their hoped-for future."
Being strategic means consistently making those core directional choices that will best move you toward your hoped-for future.
being strategic involves learning to think in specific, patterned ways and then acting based on that thinking.
Note: it's only innovation the first time. after that, it's just work. when you think and act in specific, patterned ways, you lighten the load for further actions.
being comfortably and consistently strategic in your thinking and actions. Try
Note: do this exercise by saturday july 4 2009