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4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy

BrainZooming

How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? Romano shared an important insight into the challenge of developing strategic thinking exercises to envision future strategy: “Until you drive an EV, you are colored by 135 years of going to the gas station. 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy.

Strategic Thinking – 6 Ideas to Put a List in Order

BrainZooming

We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic thinking about a new initiative. Because of this, the list was worthless for doing what I suspect everyone hoped it would do: provide a starting point for the strategic thinking needed to back into a definition of and explanation for what the new initiative would turn out to be. Those are six starting places to use when you are doing strategic thinking about big lists.

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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head

BrainZooming

We facilitated a two-day innovation strategy workshop for an industrial company. The company wants to make significant changes to a major production process. During the innovation strategy discussions, we addressed the production process changes from five different perspectives. In each of the five mini-innovation strategy workshops, we had a group of core team members, plus people familiar with each perspective.

Creative vs. Strategic Thinking: What’s The Difference?

Idea Drop

If the conditions are right, meaningful change can evolve from the smallest seed of inspiration; an observation, a discussion, or even just an interesting question. There are two distinct (though complementary) ways to work through a problem and develop a solution: we might label them ‘creative thinking’ and ‘strategic thinking’. Creative thinking focuses on capturing the unusual, unique and unchartered.

Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role

BrainZooming

We’ve written a tremendous amount about change and change management strategy since the Brainzooming blog’s inception. Just HOW MUCH have we written on change management strategy? Well, to identify the articles listed here, a search for “change” on the blog yielded eighty-six PAGES of articles. I reviewed all eighty-six pages to develop our change management strategy primer. 35 Articles on Change Management Strategy in a Change Agent Role.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

We see seven keys to creating an innovative workplace culture where individuals are able to meaningfully contribute to the organization’s innovation strategy. It’s vital to point your innovation strategy in a direction. Articulating Your Strategic Innovation Direction in an Understandable Way. What is the first innovation strategy question to ask? Strategic Thinking Questions to Identify What Matters for a Brand. 4 Encourages Change.

Are you starving for powerful female leaders in your strategy planning workshop?

BrainZooming

We were facilitating report outs at a strategy planning workshop after multiple teams tackled developing high-level plans to improve various employee challenges in a relatively high-performing company. Four of the five report outs in this strategy planning workshop were delivered by female leaders in the organization. Are you facing organizational innovation barriers related to: The fear of change ?

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy

BrainZooming

Someone wondered about the range of topics included in the disruptive innovation strategy workshop we delivered recently. The objective involved taking twenty-three tables of participants through innovation strategy exercises to identify disruptive concepts, craft strategies, document audience profiles, imagine ideas, develop market positions, and propose all the ideas in 9-second pitches. 27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy. Disrupting Thinking.

12 Resources to Lead a Strategic Planning Process When You’re New

BrainZooming

Someone downloaded a free Brainzooming strategy eBook, noting his biggest strategy challenge is “how to do a strategic planning process when you are new.” ” That question relates to something we do all the time: walk into a new client in an unfamiliar industry to design and facilitate a strategic planning process. Secure copies of previous plans and strategy documents, and don’t settle for the first things people offer you.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

BrainZooming

We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. Because of this, the list was worthless for doing what I suspect everyone hoped it would do: provide a starting point for the strategic thinking needed to back into a definition of and explanation for what the new initiative would turn out to be. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises.

Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach

BrainZooming

We’re with a client today, delivering a strategic and creative thinking skills for sales workshop. As an outgrowth of the workshop, here is a strategic and creative thinking skills compilation comprised of articles that support the Brainzooming workshop we’re delivering. If you’d like to talk about how we can customize a strategic and creative thinking skills workshop for your organization, let us know at info@brainzooming.com or 816-509-5320.

3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions

BrainZooming

Short Story: Strategic planning questions that allow people to challenge conventional norms are fun and lead to disruptive thinking, so employ questions to harvest ideas from the wild possibilities. The other day, someone reached out looking for short, funny, strategic planning questions. We have tons of strategic planning questions, including a few we have singled out as more fun than others. 3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions.

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The lost innovation pathway

Paul Hobcraft

Strategy is useless without innovation; innovation is directionless without strategy” Below is an extract from “Reinventing Innovation” by John J Kao. Instead of efficiency, we strive for originality, for what will change the game.

What PR Firms Say About Our Brainstorm Facilitation Training

Idea Champions

Idea Champions has trained quite a few PR and Marketing firms in the art and science of facilitating breakthrough brainstorming sessions. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, Idea Champions' ability to quickly and effectively teach my colleagues and me how to facilitate brainstorming sessions changed the future of our business. Our success as a firm depends on our ability to think about tough challenges in new and creative ways, often on short timelines.

3 Keys for Enabling Blue Sky Thinking and Big Ideas

BrainZooming

What options are there when assembling a leadership team or board of directors who want to do blue sky thinking for big ideas? Seems simple, although delivering on this objective requires deft design to enable a collaboration with a chance of producing big thinking.

Strategic Leadership: Post-Pandemic and Beyond

CMOE

When crises arise, strategic plans are often affected dramatically. As they respond to the situation at hand, leaders understand that they have to keep the overarching business strategy in mind to ensure continued success—in the day-to-day work and in the future. What has changed?

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head. In many organizations, however, substantial creative thinking challenges come from leaders and cultures that may say they want new thinking, but seem to do everything they can to scuttle creativity. If so, this Brainzooming compilation on various ways to combat creative thinking challenges is for you. Organizational Creative Thinking Challenges. Cultivating Personal Creative Thinking Skills.

How to setup an ‘innovation team’

hackerearth

This requires a talented ‘innovation team’ – the right synthesis of strategists, technologists, and communicators - to lead this fundamental change and operate at the core of the ‘innovation machine’; to introduce the new culture , to inspire teams and drive innovation by example. This special team needs to be strategic, tactical, agile and fast. The strategy and the roadmap towards the desired innovation-driven mode are critical.