I went to a talk last night with the enigmatic Jamie Levy in Leicester UK relating to UX strategy. It was brilliant - there was no ego from her talk, she was very informative and had reaffirmed my opinions in being in this industry.
She outlined the 4 tenets for UX strategy:
Validated user research
Killer UX Design
One thing I took away from her talk growth hacking and don't ask permission, be entrepreneurial always.
Photos from the talk are on her twitter account: https://twitter.com/jaimerlevy?lang=en
Any one else been to a talk from a UX leader?