Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp

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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.

Creative Thinking Exercise – The New-and-Improved, Surf-to-Turf

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Sometimes, we get to design a creative thinking exercise that seems like so much fun during its development that it causes me to continually smile and giggle. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Creativity Innovation Tools creative thinking

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4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

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Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Creative Solitude: Not everyone enjoys coming up with ideas in plenum. Actually, solitude and being alone with one’s thoughts is a great way to spark creative thinking to many.

Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes

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What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? What if your fear of being wrong is so great that you can’t even start implementing creative ideas that are just for you for fear you’ll goof something up?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?

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I jotted down the questions since I saw them as a strong strategic thinking exercise. A Strategic Thinking Exercise for Determining Trustworthiness. Applying this Strategic Thinking Exercise Broadly. It is smart to collect strategic thinking exercises throughout your career.

1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas

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Delivering a creative thinking workshop , I was eavesdropping on conversations at five tables full of attendees. One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. Boost Your Creativity with “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation”.

Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC

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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.

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

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The typical goals of this sort of collaboration are better solutions and disrupting economic development — ultimately, it’s an early pipeline of new technologies. The collaborative process can also teach a seasoned team a lot about resiliency, agility, and dynamic thinking.

Strategic Planning Exercises – Asking Questions People Can Answer

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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.

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

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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. Extreme Creativity.

Creative Thinking Exercises – 2 Ways to Create Innovation Workshop Inspiration

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We brought two specific inspirations to the innovation workshop: extreme and analogy-based creative thinking exercises. Using these creative thinking exercises, we pushed them to forget (temporarily) what they have been doing and re-imagine the situation from different perspectives.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies

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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. Rapidly deploy effective strategic thinking exercises to spur innovation.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go for You Right Now!

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Since The Brainzooming Group launched, we have developed many strategic thinking exercises and models applying our methodology to diverse clients and business situations. 16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go Right Now!

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy

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How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement

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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. Collaborating on a Vision Statement.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Tools to Boost Strategic Impact

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We have released a host of eBooks on strategic planning exercises and ideas to increase collaboration, creative thinking, alignment, and successful implementation. The questions also address branding, marketing, innovation, creativity, and implementation.

Free Strategic Planning Exercises – 5 Warnings to Know

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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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach

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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. We turn that input into a collaborative vision statement.

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

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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?

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

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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. Strategic Thinking – Exercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

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We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Performance Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Tools lists matrix

Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Types of Strategic Planning Fun

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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. 7 Types of Fun with Strategic Planning Exercises.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance

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Here’s an idea for a new strategic thinking exercise that can be a big help. 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance as a Strategic Thinking Exercise. This is definitely a strategic thinking exercise idea from the Brainzooming R&D lab.

9 Ideas on How to Involve a Team in Group Strategy Exercises

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Whenever possible, we try to help clients select a mix of people to participate in group strategy exercises. We review the importance of including front-line decision makers, functional experts, and individuals with creative perspectives.

Creative Thinking Skills – 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity

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We turn to extreme creativity questions to help clients imagine big ideas. It is all part of not ASKING for big ideas ; we use big questions that enhance peoples’ natural creative thinking skills. 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity and Creative Thinking Skills.

Strategy, Creativity, Innovation – That’s What Brainzooming Do

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The Long Answer – Strategy, Creativity, and Innovation. Strategy, creativity, innovation, or some combination – or something slightly different. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Innovation Strategy strategic thinking exercise

The Secret to Making a Strategy Development Exercise Faster and Easier

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That realization was a breakthrough in how we would create a strategy development exercise back when I ran strategic planning for a Fortune 500 corporation. To them, a strategy development exercise involved PowerPoint slides with boxes and grids to complete.

3 Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact

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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. 3 Keys to Team Building Exercises that Create Impact.

Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works

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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. This means there is no opportunity for productive collaboration to devise the plan.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well

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In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). 41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well. New People Coming Together Collaboratively and Effectively.

Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes

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Thursday included working with a local non-profit to develop the strategic foundation for an important initiative, along with developing initial themes from the Carbondale community collaboration workshops. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Performance Strategic Thinking Strategy

Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics

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These profiles, called personas, are three-to-five paragraph descriptions it developed describing specific individuals it serves, seeks to hire, or collaborates with in serving clients. The initial exercise explored three phases of an audience member’s journey.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – Doing the Impossible with Nothing?

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That would definitely take extreme creativity ! A New Add to Our Extreme Creativity Strategic Thinking Exercises. Those were all new ideas – some demonstrating more extreme creativity than others. Rapidly deploy effective strategic thinking exercises to spur innovation.

3 Conditions for Explosive Creative Thinking Skills

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3 Conditions for Explosive Creative Thinking Skills. Reflecting on grain elevators led me to consider explosive creative thinking skills , and the parallels between the two. Finally, by having creative thinking exercises in place, you provide the right structure for group collaboration.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

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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.

Learn How to Improve Personal Creativity and Spark Innovation with This Webinar

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Are you looking for ways to spark personal creativity within your organization? Research shows most people aren’t as creative as they were once upon a time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to rebuild creativity and innovation. Re-connect with your creative side.

3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups

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I was talking with someone who was wondering aloud about how to boost the creative thinking skills of a group made up primarily of fact- and logic-driven individuals. 3 Ways to Find Strong Creative Thinking Skills in Logic-Oriented Groups.

Strategic Planning – 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy

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Success factors in strategic planning and creating collaborative strategy were the central topics we tackled on an edition of Smart Companies Radio, hosted by Kelly Scanlon, the owner of Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy and Strategic Planning.

Strategic Planning – 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works

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We’re big proponents of the value of bringing together a diverse group of people with varied creative thinking skills for strategic planning workshops within organizations and communities. Sometimes we use online collaboration within an in-person strategic planning workshop.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach

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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. 14 Team Collaboration Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

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Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. Extroversion vs Introversion when it comes to creativity. Open plan offices may seem cool, but they can hurt creativity. Taking back ownership of your own quiet creativity.

7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training

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What are your expectations from a creative thinking workshop? That is the first question I ask the audience at a Brainzooming creative thinking workshop. 7 Expectations from Creative Thinking Workshop Training. It takes many ideas to uncover the most creative possibilities.