You may be in the throes of annual planning right now. If so, you likely spent the last nine months heads down. On cue, you were expected to have a grasp on where things are headed. To be strategic. You lost the muscle, and the delta was huge. Instead of waiting nine months next time, try staying grounded with some MONTHLY prompts. Fill these prompts out monthly. Snapshot your responses. And review the history.
These examples are fantastic. It really helps to see how they could be used in different circumstances.
I find the challenge with using prompts is the facilitation. One prompt is good to force people to articulate in an apples to apples way. But once you have several to choose from, I find people get confused about which to use and brains shut down. Maybe groups need more time to percolate or greater investment in learning each prompt's value? Would love to see a post sometime on how you facilitate using multiple prompts.