Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?
JANUARY 11, 2017
jotted down the questions since I saw them as a strong strategic thinking exercise. Strategic Thinking Exercise for Determining Trustworthiness. Applying this Strategic Thinking Exercise Broadly. This is a great example of a simple strategic thinking exercise to speed and sharpen decision making. Benevolence? Ability? Integrity? Consistency? Branding and Marketing.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Here is a way you can turn a typical strategic thinking exercise into something new and fun that both adds variety to your strategy meeting AND could trigger some new ideas to get our strategy out of a rut! Use a New SWOT Strategic Thinking Exercise Nobody Expects. Go into your next strategy meeting with a different spin on this important, yet tired old strategic thinking exercise.
Strategic Thinking Exercises – A SWOT Analysis Example from the Safe
OCTOBER 22, 2015
We use strategic thinking exercises and questions as “detours” around organizational thinking that is in a rut. Revisiting our online repository of strategic thinking exercises, I came across this one from our early days of collecting and developing new ways to help people think about their threats and opportunities. An Old AND New SWOT Analysis Example. Opportunities come about when.
Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement
JANUARY 22, 2016
The search term “strategic visioning exercises” has been consistently near the top recently for what has bringing people to the Brainzooming website. 14 Articles on Strategic Visioning Exercises. Strategic Visioning Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way. Strategic Visioning Exercises to Create a Vision Statement. Collaborating on a Vision Statement.
Innovation for the SMB
It's a valuable exercise to think. CROWDSOURCING FOR SMALL BUSINESS. IDEASCALE WHITE PAPER. Crowdsourcing in Small Business How Small Businesses Beneﬁt Internal and External Crowdsourcing Banchile Inversiones Case Study. Many small business owners misunderstand crowdsourcing, which is understandable. In the. organization. able to give useful contributions. you use. system.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking
OCTOBER 11, 2016
It received enough attention that we decided to share an additional strategic thinking exercise that puts a twist on the typical SWOT analysis. To add depth and breadth to the strategic thinking exercise, however, we add four probes to each area of the SWOT analysis. In this case, the letters in the SWOT analysis name still stand for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around
OCTOBER 7, 2016
We frequently facilitate a strategic thinking exercise that uses a character outside a situation as the perspective. There’s no guarantee this strategic thinking exercise works in every situation. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Innovation Insights Strategic Thinking Tools strategic thinking exerciseHere’s how it works. This is different, however. Mike Brown.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance
JANUARY 11, 2016
Here’s an idea for a new strategic thinking exercise that can be a big help. Ways to Examine Brand Performance as a Strategic Thinking Exercise. It struck me how a comparable concept (an Examination of Brand Performance) would be helpful as a strategic thinking exercise for monitoring your organization or brand progress throughout the year. First though, a little background.
Strategic Thinking Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Why Do We Give Away So Many Strategic Thinking Exercises? This is why we run compilation articles frequently to help you find a comprehensive set of resources, exercises, and tools. And by the way, here are the most frequently referenced compilations: Strategic Thinking Exercises – More than 200 Strategic Planning Questions. What to Blog About? Brainzooming Has an Answer!
The Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Software
Beyond using the crowd for the initial ideation and prioritization exercise, can the software also help leverage. THE BUYER’S GUIDE. TO INNOVATION. MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 2 1 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Report 2 The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Solutions, Q2 2016 In less than a decade, innovation. use to streamline internal processes.
Here’s A Great Workshop Exercise To Help Your Leadership Team Challenge Their Beliefs / Assumptions
MAY 19, 2016
But those few who do want to see things anew, can challenge the heck out of their business and industry in a very simple way. I’ve recently been asked to recommend a good workshop exercise for a leadership team to help them challenge their beliefs / assumptions. How do you think what no one else thinks? The oldest trick in the book, very simple… Reverse Assumptions.
9 Ideas on How to Involve a Team in Group Strategy Exercises
MARCH 16, 2016
Whenever possible, we try to help clients select a mix of people to participate in group strategy exercises. We are also proponents for reaching beyond familiar people that are always involved strategic planning meetings and drive the outcomes of group strategy exercises. Ideas on How to Involve a Team in Group Strategy Exercises. – Mike Brown.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. This strategic thinking exercise allows a large group (perhaps hundreds of online participants) to provide targeted input on an organization’s future direction. So we pushed back.
Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
As an example, I wrote some time back about the “Shrimp” creative thinking exercise we included during a creative thinking workshop for a regulated financial services company. Rethinking the “Shrimp” Creative Thinking Exercise. Typically I cover Shrimp at the end of any workshop where we are teach strategic thinking exercises.
1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas
MARCH 22, 2016
One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. Even though creative thinking exercises and strategy questions are intended to help people approach familiar situations in new ways, they can easily become new boundaries to constrain thinking. Delivering a creative thinking workshop , I was eavesdropping on conversations at five tables full of attendees.
Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Last-Minute Ideas
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Frustrations with boring strategy sessions are probably why so many people visit our website looking for creative ideas on fun strategic planning exercises. We’ve previously published some fun strategic planning exercises. You probably can’t stop, research different strategic thinking exercises, and incorporate them into your strategy session. Go outside.
Visioning Exercises for Strategic Planning – New eBook Shows You How!
DECEMBER 12, 2016
How can you effectively employ visioning exercises in strategic planning that invite your entire organization to contribute their perspectives? That is where visioning exercises that employ a collaborative approach come into play. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Ebook Implementation Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools strategic thinking exercises
Testing My Personal Limits with Innovation
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
As a … Continue reading → Heatlhcare Innovation basketball cross country exercise fitness football lacrosse Marathons Physiclo soccer sports sprinters trackA few months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing.
Free Strategic Planning Exercises – 5 Warnings to Know
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Checking our Brainzooming web analytics, “free strategic planning exercises” is a frequent search bringing people to the Brainzooming website. We share all kinds of free strategic planning exercises, such as these , these , and these. Those strategic planning exercises simply scratch the surface. Warnings for Free Strategic Planning Exercises.
Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. Taking a look at the list, we started trying different approaches to arrange the big list of ideas from their strategic planning exercises into sensible groups to help stimulate progress. Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. – Mike Brown.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies
MAY 19, 2016
But given our unwillingness to settle for that easy answer, we created a rapid fire strategic thinking exercise to push for ideas. Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies. See, with this strategic thinking exercise, there’s no reason your business has to feel so alone in its innovation challenge. Who are our strategic partners? Why/how?
Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas
APRIL 5, 2016
Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. In planning how we would help these companies, we realized there were three possibilities whenever we asked people to answer a question inside our strategic thinking exercises: The answer could show their strategic thinking was in the right direction. The ground rule was, however, I couldn’t tell them WHAT to do.
Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Types of Strategic Planning Fun
DECEMBER 14, 2016
The eBook shares ideas we developed in the past ten-plus years to create fun strategic planning exercises. We warn readers early in the eBook that everybody’s definition of “fun strategic planning exercises” may differ. Undoubtedly, everything is relative when it comes to fun strategic planning exercises. Types of Fun with Strategic Planning Exercises.
Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
There are a couple of different ways to apply structure to strategic planning exercises : You can enforce using templates and forms participants have to complete so their answers are uniformed and structured. Productive Structure for Strategic Planning Exercises. such as The Brainzooming Group) can take the output from great strategic thinking exercises and shape it into templates.
Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types
MARCH 7, 2016
Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →
Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head
DECEMBER 9, 2015
From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. What questions or exercises can I eliminate to save time while still getting enough input in all the areas we are covering for each innovation strategy? We facilitated a two-day innovation strategy workshop for an industrial company. Are we done yet?
3 Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
I was the “interviewee” for an “Inside the Executive Suite” article from Armada Corporate Intelligence about how to plan team building exercises that create impact for work teams. Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact. That’s our lack of enthusiasm for PARTICIPATING in these exercises when we’re not leading them. Building trust.
Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics
AUGUST 17, 2016
Here’s an overview of each of the strategic thinking exercises : 5 Content Marketing Strategy Exercises to Generate Audience-Oriented Topics. The initial exercise explored three phases of an audience member’s journey. The comprehensive list of questions each group identified became the basis for the second content marketing exercise. – Mike Brown.
Strategic Planning Exercises – Asking Questions People Can Answer
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
That is evidenced by our web traffic as searches for effective strategic planning exercises and effective strategy meetings jump. Invariably, executives are seeking information on strategic thinking exercises suited to making strategic planning participants more effective and successful. Strategic Thinking Exercises – Some Work, Some Don’t.
Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC
OCTOBER 14, 2015
It’s always wonderful to have another opportunity to return to my transportation and logistics roots. I’ll be presenting on social media super models , followed by a VERY QUICK creative thinking exercises for sales presentation. The creative thinking exercises for sales content is a different take on both familiar and some new creative thinking topics. Buoyancy. Clarity.
Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes
AUGUST 23, 2016
Typically, the creative thinking exercises we teach and use are a huge source of hope to get past fears about self-judged “bad” ideas. While she wanted to contribute to the group creative thinking exercises we used, however, she “froze up.”. What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? Is there hope? Are you a Becky?
Strategic Thinking Exercises – Doing the Impossible with Nothing?
APRIL 4, 2016
That was clearly Mother Angelica’s formula for EVERYTHING related to the network she started in 1981 with $200 and a TV studio in a garage. A New Add to Our Extreme Creativity Strategic Thinking Exercises. Given the quickness and high concentration of thinking from applying it, we definitely have a new extreme creativity question for our strategic thinking exercises. – Mike Brown.
The Brainzooming Blog at MM, 2K, 2000 Posts
OCTOBER 15, 2015
While having a daily deadline has become less stimulating creatively over the years, I shudder to think of how much experience and the number of strategic thinking exercises that would have come and gone without any documentation if not for the Brainzooming blog. Blogging Brainzooming - All Posts blog strategic thinking exerciseMM, 2K, 2000. Yes, you can do too much of a good thing.
Strategic Planning Workshop Ideas – The Brainzooming Process Is 10 Years Old!
JUNE 20, 2016
We had the processes and exercises needed already developed buy had never put them all together to move from ideas to plans within a day or two. Using a few basic posters, we described the strategic thinking exercises, using easel pads and sticky notes to capture ideas. The First Brainzooming Strategic Planning Workshop. I met Chuck Dymer, the Brilliance Activator , in the mid-1990s.
The Role of Play in Innovation
AUGUST 1, 2016
Innovation Creative Thinking innovation execution Innovation Exercises michael graber Product Development Southern Growth StudioIn the Creative Economy, inspiring a sense of play in culture, marketing, and innovation is critical to success. You have to engage your people so that they can engage prospects and customers with a lively sense of mission and purpose.
Strategy, Creativity, Innovation – That’s What Brainzooming Do
AUGUST 27, 2015
The reason is that working from the incredible resource of strategic thinking exercises, creative thinking tools, and collaborative models The Brainzooming Group has created, what Brainzooming does can vary dramatically for each client engagement. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Innovation Strategy strategic thinking exerciseShort Answer.
Pushing My Personal Limits with Innovation
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Health/Healthcare Innovation basketball cross country exercise fitness football lacrosse Marathons Physiclo soccer sports sprinters trackAbout two months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing.
Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas
JUNE 19, 2016
Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea GenerationThis is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming.
Innovation is Human
JULY 30, 2015
As … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Psychology analogies comparisons exercise fitness health StrategyIn many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I’d like to put it forward quickly in simple terms.
Strategic Planning Process – Creating a Workshop to Develop Strategy
JANUARY 31, 2017
Using structure, exercises, and strategic thinking questions effectively. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head. Structure, Exercises, and Strategic Thinking Questions. Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works. Free Strategic Planning Exercises – 5 Warnings to Know. Providing solid facilitation.