Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around


We frequently facilitate a strategic thinking exercise that uses a character outside a situation as the perspective. Switching their characteristics unveiled multiple insights about the strategies, decisions, and outcomes related to their interactions.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects


Going into a strategy meeting today that is sure to be a snoozer ? 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!

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy


How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? Understanding this change, however, is challenging when your perspective hasn’t broken from the past.

7 Strategic Thinking Questions When Things Aren’t Working


7 Strategic Thinking Questions When Things Aren’t Working. When things took an unexpected turn the other day, I mentally flew through various strategic thinking questions trying to comes up with ideas to adjust what we were doing.

26 Strategic Thinking Questions to Truly Understand Yourself


Late at night while reading the daily mass readings for the next day and thinking about how one can better understand oneself, I started writing. This list of strategic thinking questions emerged. Strategic thinking questions aren’t only for businesses and organizations.

Try Nook and Cranny Strategic Thinking Exercises for a Huge Impact!


Nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises. The nook and cranny strategic thinking exercises term popped into my head during a Brainzooming client workshop. Each strategic thinking exercise poster had four or five brand dimensions on the Y-axis.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Innovative Ideas from Experts


9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Innovative Ideas from Experts. Many of the strategic thinking questions we share help people imagine things that have never happened. Ready to boost your innovation strategy?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies


While that might be a comforting perspective if you’re fond of business isolationism, it’s rarely true once you start to explore the business strategically. But given our unwillingness to settle for that easy answer, we created a rapid fire strategic thinking exercise to push for ideas.

3 Organizational Strategies for Constancy & Change


Steve Lahey, the Number 1 Brainzooming Fan , posted an intriguing quote about developing organizational strategies from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: “I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ What won’t change in your business and marketplace?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 18 Ideas to Re-imagine a Threatened Business Model


The article inspired a laundry list of strategic thinking exercise prompts to re-imagine a threatened business model when your service offering is under assault from online offerings, bots, or some other form of complete automation. A New Strategic Thinking Exercise.

A Strategic Thinking Framework Is Better than an Answer


Or you receive confirmation from a speaker that what you have been thinking is right (or pretty close to right), and you can take that back to the office and tell the boss. A Strategic Thinking Framework Is Better than an Answer, Really!

Strategic Thinking Questions – Teeter-Totter Rules of Life


Here is a quickie strategic thinking question for you: If you saw your life as a teeter-totter, what rules of life would guide your behaviors and how you treat others? If teeter-totter rules of life guided your strategic thinking and actions, would you.

8 Strategic Thinking Experiment Starters for Anticipating the Class of 2025


Matt Britton, a millennial generation expert , spoke about the anticipating the Class of 2025 as the keynote speaker on the closing day of the October 2017 Social Media Strategies Summit in New York. A Future-Looking Strategic Thinking Experiment. Old Hat, Old Thinking, or Both?

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength


We mentioned how frequently we’re being asked to incorporate uncertainty into Brainzooming creativity and strategic thinking presentations. Considering that, I added new strategic thinking content on flexibility into my presentation at The Leadership Institute.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?


We, however, routinely share how we do things via our methodology, tools, and learnings from Brainzooming strategic thinking workshops. Why Do We Give Away So Many Strategic Thinking Exercises? Strategic Thinking – Exercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop


It’s always incredible to work directly with Brainzooming blog readers in supporting their companies’ innovation strategy objectives. We integrated the Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop into their annual sales meeting.

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.

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. Those are six starting places to use when you are doing strategic thinking about big lists. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Change Management Strategy – 35 Articles for Your Change Agent Role


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? I reviewed all eighty-six pages to develop our change management strategy primer.

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A Vital Change Management Strategy Role: Sharing an Innovation Vocabulary


What are all the change management strategy roles a change agent plays? We were working with an organization on its future vision while facilitating its strategic planning process. Innovation Vocabulary and Change Management Strategy.

Change Management Strategy – 6 Areas to Highlight What’s New


Here is something I do not remember ever seeing before to call out a change in traffic regulations: a NEW sign pointing out a recently-installed stop sign at a street intersection. Whenever you anticipate and implement change, consider ways to highlight the change for audience members.

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

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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.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture


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. What is the first innovation strategy question to ask?

Change Management – Innovation Strategy in Disguise


One way to deal with a common innovation strategy barrier – fear of change and new ideas – is to disguise new ideas as your team develops and implements them. Innovation Strategy in Disguise. You may think this innovation strategy is nuts.

Implementation Strategy – 4 Strategies for Uncertain Times


In these situations, what implementation strategy makes sense for your business ? We concentrate on suggesting ideas to develop a solid implementation strategy that works for your organization during uncertain times. Implementation Strategy for Uncertain Times.

3 Questions When the Innovation Strategy ROI Doesn’t Satisfy the Boss


We were listening in on an internal innovation strategy call conducted by one of our clients. The key question was, “Where’s the beef with this innovation strategy?”. They seemed ready to jump through hoops to justify the innovation strategy to the CEO.

104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy


It made me think of the phrase “too big to fail.” A similar phenomenon applies to brand strategy. You may think your brand is strong and ready to withstand anything that might come its way. 104 Possibilities to Disrupt Your Brand Strategy.

19 Options to Accelerate Your Innovation Strategy


Resources are a common barrier to innovation, download the Brainzooming innovation eBook, 16 Keys for Finding Resources to Accelerate Your Innovation Strategy. Accelerate will help you think about potential resources in dramatically new ways.

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Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

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As soon as I answered the phone, Jon launched into a massive change of plan…. “Hi We use strategic narrative because it acts as a highly effective vehicle for in-depth collaborative exploration; it also provides a highly effective lens to land the vision onto the ground in the real world.

A 5-Level Collaboration Strategy Approach


We’ve written about the importance of signaling collaboration strategy preferences when you and team members are working remotely. A 5-Level Collaboration Strategy Approach. This collaboration strategy idea is still in the Brainzooming R&D lab.

5 Ways to Boost Your Innovation Strategy’s Efficiency


An efficient AND effective innovation strategy adapts to a company’s business objectives, strategic priorities, and team. It doesn’t start with getting everyone together in a room for a creative thinking workshop and expecting innovative ideas to happen spontaneously.

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


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. Are you facing organizational innovation barriers related to: The fear of change ?

Successfully Engaging Hourly Employees in Innovation Strategy


The general manager at an industrial manufacturer wondered about how to effectively engage the hourly workforce as innovation strategy participants ? What about the financial hurdle of engaging hourly employees in innovation strategy? That reasoning changes the business decision.

Why You Don’t Want Brand Strategy and Execution from the Same Partner


He was a client team member on a customer experience strategy engagement several years ago. We created a proposal for rapidly updating and developing its B2B brand strategy while leaving everything in place the founder and CEO loves about the brand and doesn’t want to tinker with right now.

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Doing Less Better – 4 Personal Success Strategies for High Performers


What personal success strategies do high performers employ to get and stay ahead in business? Four Personal Success Strategies for High Performers. Innovating work process through varied strategies. The degree to which there is a return associated with a positive change.

3 Reasons You Can’t Have a Nice Social-First Content Marketing Strategy


What is the insight I’m not seeing that could make our content marketing strategy make sense?” ” An attendee at the 2018 Social Media Strategies Summit conference in San Francisco made that comment. She can’t change either of the first two strategic expectations.

Innovation Strategy – Dancing Elephants, Orthodoxies, and Cognitive Biases


Lens smashing is a common innovation strategy technique to get to the next level of thinking. Think about that one. Here’s a new innovation strategy tool: Take the 20 biases in the article and write as many orthodoxies as you can envision for each one.

The Essential Connection Between Strategy and Innovation

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Most organizations are seeking solutions to the necessary connections between Strategy and Innovation. Often it is within the strategies that should be outlined, lies the potential new spaces to play for innovation’s design. Strategic intent informs innovation.

Learning 5 Innovation Strategy Lessons as an Entrepreneur


I’ll admit it: my views on innovation strategy have been dramatically shaped by working in a Fortune 500 corporation. Given that, moving to an entrepreneurial environment in 2009 was new territory when it came to learning innovation strategy lessons.

Game Changing Ideas – 5 Characteristics that Set Them Apart


5 Characteristics that Set Game Changing Ideas Apart by Laura Berry. But how can you separate good ideas from transformative, game changing ideas? If you’ve pushed, reworked and redeveloped your idea, then you’re on your way to game changing ideas.

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Branding Strategy – 14 Articles on Engaging an Internal Brand Team


I am in New York today delivering a Brainzooming branding strategy workshop on Engaging Your Internal Brand Team. The event is the Brand Strategy Conference. Our content addresses collaborative ways to strategically engage employees in creating and delivering the best brand experience.

Business Strategy – How to Handle Confidential Information


The business strategy focus revolved around how an executive can maintain confidences while employing confidential information to best benefit his or her organization. It is a topic relevant to any senior executive immersed in business strategy. Handling Business Strategy.

Disruptive Innovation Strategy – 13 Exercises for Disrupting Thinking in New eBook


Whenever we discuss using questions to foster disruptive innovation strategy , it prompts objections. They counter suggesting strategic thinking questions as a starting point over-promises and ignores all the other dynamics involved. Marketing strategies.

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