You are not a strategist

A lot of my colleagues think they are excellent strategists, but they are not. Strategy requires thinking conceptually and creating something from nothing. A good strategist can constantly make good decisions based on incomplete information.
Not many people can do that.
If you are not a strategist, do not worry. There are many ways to be brilliant.
Real leaders will lead in any situation they find themselves. Real writers will always write, no matter what their day job is. And real strategists will always think in terms of the conceptual future, from any job they have.

Excerpt from my Penelope's blog