A 5-Level Collaboration Strategy Approach

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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. C – The leader and team will collaborate from scratch to figure it out.

Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes

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On Wednesday, I delivered the closing keynote at the Real Time Marketing Lab with a mini-workshop on using strategic thinking super models to help C-suite executives understand social networking and content marketing strategy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. In the new Brainzooming strategy eBook 321 GO! ,

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.

Strategic Planning – 3 Surprising Ways Online Collaboration Works

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When discussing a strategic planning or innovation strategy engagement with a client, we use the graphic below to design our recommended approach. Sometimes they proceed an in-person strategy planning meeting, but not always. 3 Ways Online Collaboration Works to Deliver Big Benefits.

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

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. This helps a group inside of a strategy meeting work harder and more effectively to generate ideas.

Abruptly Halting the Cluster F%@k of Business Meetings

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The thing is, there’s a different way to structure business meetings to help a group come together and collaborate in an innovative, productive way. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects

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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!

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

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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. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement

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To make it a little easier to track down ideas for how you can approach developing strategy this year, here are nineteen Brainzooming articles filled with 113 techniques and ideas for improving your organization’s strategic planning process. 10 Keys to Developing Collaborative Strategy.

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement

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And by done well, we mean that the vision statement: Is developed broadly and collaboratively. Collaborating on a Vision Statement. Strategic Planning – All the Strategy Roles You Need. Strategic Visioning Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way.

Who Should Facilitate Strategic Planning? 10 Vital Characteristics

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10 Keys to Involving Employees In Your Strategy. Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders need high-impact ways to develop employees that can provide input into strategy that turns into results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

7 Organizational Harmony Principles from Dayton Moore

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This Brainzooming mini-book, “Results – Creating Strategic Impact” unveils ten proven lessons leaders can use to boost collaboration, meaningful strategic conversations, and results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

Creativity in Business – 48 Creative Appreciation Ideas

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People who collaborated for the first time. An idea aligning with the company strategy. Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions. Cheerleading for creativity in business isn’t difficult.

Innovation Strategy – Here, There, and Everywhere

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While there’s more to come in the months ahead, here are highlights of a couple of innovation strategy presentations this week to very different groups. Innovation Strategy in Your Organization – An Innovative Workplace Culture.

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

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The thing is, unsuccessful employee engagement strategies are not an employee problem. It is a LEADERSHIP problem when purported employee engagement strategies are not working. If you want to go deeper on a viable strategy to improve employee engagement, download our Results eBook.

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

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Someone downloaded a free Brainzooming strategy eBook, noting his biggest strategy challenge is “how to do a strategic planning process when you are new.” Secure copies of previous plans and strategy documents, and don’t settle for the first things people offer you.

Strategic Objectives – 3 Questions to Decide What’s Strategic

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We are working with a client to develop a content marketing strategy for multiple business units in the organization. With that information, we will be in a strong position to identify a content marketing strategy specific to each business unit’s needs.

Branding Strategy – 3 Keys to Engaging Your Internal Brand Team

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I’ll be presenting a Brainzooming workshop on internal branding strategy at the Brand Strategy Conference in New York, April 6-8. The workshop, while drawing on material from my Fortune 500 work, springs from multiple conversations at the 2015 Brand Strategy Conference.

Strategic Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works

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You can provide people with strategic thinking exercises, creative thinking tools, strategy questions, and ways to collaborate with one another, using structure to help imagine better strategies. This means there is no opportunity for productive collaboration to devise the plan.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

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Creating Strategic Impact” Senior executives are looking for employees who are strong collaborators and communicators while being creative and flexible. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Helping Teams Execute Strategy

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Many organizations are in the early stages of executing new strategies for this year. That is when you discover whether you have a solid, implementable plan or something that (maybe) looks good on paper, but doesn’t work well when you try to execute the strategy.

Strategic Thinking – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

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This Brainzooming mini-book, “Results – Creating Strategic Impact” unveils ten proven lessons leaders can use to boost collaboration, meaningful strategic conversations, and results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

12 Questions to Jump Start Your Strategic Planning Process

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If you need help to speed up the process, actively involve more employees, or make planning more productive than it has been in the past, contact us. 10 Keys to Involving Employees In Your Strategy. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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Since all the companies competed with one another, each one needed to determine its own business strategies. And if it’s bad, use other strategic thinking exercises to gently bring the ideas back to something smarter and more productive. – Mike Brown.

5 Ideas for Simplified Strategic Planning this Year

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Prioritize the time you invest in creating specific product/service marketing plans based on each one’s expected contribution to revenue and profit growth. 10 Keys to Involving Employees In Your Strategy. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

Leadership Training – Walmart Hopes for Big Impact

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That does not mean everyone determines and forms strategy. Instead of simply knowing something is working or not, strategic frontline employees can provide valuable feedback on early warning signs when strategy that appears fantastic in the boardroom is not working in the field.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Strategic Conversations

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Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders need high-impact ways to develop employees that can provide input into strategy and then turn it into results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

5 Keys to Streamlining Strategic Planning

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Most executives can’t write a strategy plan, so don’t make them. Since strategy planning is an infrequent activity, it is difficult for executives to master it. This implies focusing participants on contributing in ways that they can be most productive.

Creative Thinking Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy

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The challenge in a client meeting was developing the strategy for a later meeting intended to build support for a biennial community event. The team leader asked, “How is it possible to listen to us talk and turn it into a strategy so quickly?”.