Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair advises on the importance of scheduling through this thinking strategically keynote. Prior to coming into office, Blair had met the US president at the time, Bill Clinton, who shared with him advice that Blair soon learned to be true in regards to leadership. Clinton shared from his own personal experience that leaders need to schedule time in order to think strategically.
Blair explains what Clinton's invaluable advice really means, stating that one of the hardest things to do while in government is to create space to focus on what really counts. As constant current events bombard leaders, this can be a difficult task. Blair asserts, if governors are not careful with their time during these events, they will lose their strategic grip. Failure or success in this front will determine their ability as a leader.