5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Engage Employees in Reorganization

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5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Engage Employees in Reorganization. I offered him five strategic thinking questions: When is our organization at its best in performing the variety of activities we do? Stimulate fresh thinking.

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.

Strategic Thinking Question – What’s your mirror?

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Here’s the strategic thinking question I saw in that moment: Where are your mirrors? 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Create Improved Results. Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking

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Yesterday’s post on using a new type of SWOT analysis to stimulate bolder strategic conversations in strategy meetings garnered quite a bit of attention. To add depth and breadth to the strategic thinking exercise, however, we add four probes to each area of the SWOT analysis.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects

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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.

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.

Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year

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That’s why instead of typing out nine strategic thinking questions from various business conversations (and contemplations) so far this week, I decided to Sharpie marker and share them with you in this image. These are strategic thinking questions our clients are asking.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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The objective was to help them become better strategic thinkers and marketers. 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.

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

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You and others on your senior management team are beginning to see that strategic reality. How, if you are facing this situation, can you initiate a conversation with strategic thinking questions safe enough to raise the issue? Stimulate fresh thinking.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Strategic Conversations

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The previous Brainzooming article was on listening for strategic insights in order to not waste strategic conversations. If you have the right people present , and they are in a chatty mood, how can you morph the gathering into a strategic conversation?

9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Helping Teams Execute Strategy

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9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Helping Teams Execute Strategy. When it comes to helping teams execute strategy, we recommend leaders ask themselves these strategic thinking questions before convening the team to launch a new initiative.

Strategic Thinking – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

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I asked them to engage in some strategic thinking about innovation opportunities for the company. They used that as a justification for opting out of strategic thinking. The Strategic Thinking Lesson?

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Answer Before Making a Decision

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5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Answer Before Making a Decision. Here are five strategic thinking questions you should identify well before you are on the verge of making a decision: Who owns making the decision?

9 Big Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Addressing Now

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This time of year, preparing for upcoming strategic planning exercises may seem like something far in the future. As we look ahead to clients’ strategic planning processes, we’re developing new strategic thinking questions to freshen our Brainzooming strategic planning exercises.

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 – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?

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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.

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.

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. Are the people having fun with the strategic planning activities , or do I need to do more funny stuff to keep their heads in the game?

Strategic Thinking – 6 Ideas to Put a List in Order

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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. 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Create Improved Results.

Strategic Thinking – 16 Ideas for Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment Inside Your Company

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At the 2016 Brand Strategy Conference, Antonia Dean, Director – Marketing, Brand Development, & Strategy at The Estée Lauder Companies covered the strategic thinking ideas behind creating an entrepreneurial environment in a large company.

Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes

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Last week was diverse in the Brainzooming world, as we were engaged in serving clients across many different aspects of what we do. Switching among so many ways we facilitate community collaboration and learning for organizations keeps us at the top of our game.

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.

15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration

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I mentioned upcoming business collaboration opportunities for Brainzooming yesterday , including co-presentations, creating content, and developing new workshop and training offerings. What to look for in a business collaboration? The collaboration will yield mutual benefits.

Strategic Planning – 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy

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How do you gain the best advantage from the expertise, experience, and ideas inside your organization as you pursue strategic planning? Creating Strategic Impact mini-book. 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy and Strategic Planning. Creating Strategic Impact – How to Start?

4 Vital Characteristics of Collaborative Strategy Leaders

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What leadership skills are necessary to successfully champion a collaborative strategy ? A client fully immersed in developing and implementing a collaborative strategy asked that question. 4 Vital Characteristics of Collaborative Strategy Leaders.

Successfully Engaging Hourly Employees in Innovation Strategy

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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?

The Best Time to Engage Your Audience in Collaborative Strategic Planning

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Talking with one city’s representatives about strategies to sell-in a broadband recommendation with voters, they asked whether it is okay to engage its citizens after city leadership develops a recommendation. Engage your audience in collaborative strategic planning earlier than later.

Employee Engagement Strategies – Pigs, Chickens, and What Great Leaders Do

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It may be an old and tired story, but it still illustrates an important point about engagement and the willingness (or unwillingness) of employees to go all in with a new business initiative. The thing is, unsuccessful employee engagement strategies are not an employee problem.

7 Ways Groups Can Collaborate on Fun Strategic Planning

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An executive responsible for strategy planning who was downloading our eBook on 11 Fun Strategic Planning Ideas posed an important question: How can you successfully identify and try new ways to get internal groups working together on strategic planning?

Branding Strategy – 14 Articles on Engaging an Internal Brand Team

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

5 Questions to Stop Undermining Your Success

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5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Stop Undermining Your Success. With that perspective, reconnect with the granddaddy of all strategic thinking questions: What are we trying to achieve? Download our FREE eBook: The 600 Most Powerful Strategic Planning Questions.

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Team Collaboration – What role does that table play?

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I was thinking about tables recently, and the role they play in creating or thwarting team collaboration. In different situations, distance around a table can offer space for individual reflection or a couple of people to collaborate without being drawn into something bigger.

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.

7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf)

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Talking to executives, you hear the expectation that an organization should implement a solid strategic plan strategy-by-strategy. To the extent a strategic plan is not implemented in that way, it falls short in some fashion. More effectively creates alignment in strategic thinking.

5 Employee Engagement Ideas When Turnover Is High

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I debuted a presentation on “Results – Creating Strategic Impact,” our mini-book on employee engagement ideas to boost an organization’s strategic thinking. 5 Employee Engagement Ideas for High-Turnover Employees.