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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas


The objective was to help them become better strategic thinkers and marketers. Since all the companies competed with one another, each one needed to determine its own business strategies. It seems ridiculous to help a company become better at strategic thinking and marketing without being allowed to tell them how to do it. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Strategic Results.

9 Big Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Addressing Now


This time of year, preparing for upcoming strategic planning exercises may seem like something far in the future. Whether strategic planning is months away or close at hand, however, it’s always smart to get a head start tackling big strategic thinking questions that warrant in-depth consideration. As we look ahead to clients’ strategic planning processes, we’re developing new strategic thinking questions to freshen our Brainzooming strategic planning exercises.


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Strategic Thinking – 6 Ideas to Put a List in Order


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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach


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. Participants assess where they think the organization currently is and where they want it to be in the future on multiple “strategic dimensions.” We place each strategic dimension on a scale having multiple written descriptions of ways to approach it.

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


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.

When Is the Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning?


When is the right time for brainstorming in strategic planning , or really any other type of planning for that matter? Brainstorming CAN make sense throughout a strategic planning process. The Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning. The way we look at it, brainstorming – or whatever you want to call trying come up with new ideas – is typically, give or take, the third step in any phase of a strategic planning process.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well


Originating from an Edward De Bono technique we learned from Chuck Dymer , the PMIRQ asks five open-ended questions on what worked (Plus), didn’t work (Minus), was surprising (Interesting), should be done next time (Recommendation), and didn’t get fully addressed (Question). I was thinking I may not be as included since I’m not from or otherwise generally associated with (the community).”. Fresh Ideas and Learning. Thinking of ideas for different categories.”.

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


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.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach


Learning what participants in an upcoming big meeting know, think, and believe before they come together in a large group is one tactic to strengthen team collaboration. Gain a sense of what people already think. Learn what insights the participants already have and don’t have. Better strategize how to introduce challenging points of view. In the new Brainzooming strategy eBook 321 GO! , Creative Thinking: What Is the Right Size for a Brainstorming Group?

Leadership Skills – 8 Ways to Fake It Until You Make It


Jot down your initial ideas on the direction you think the meeting / initiative should go and introduce them at an opportune time. Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges


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.