5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Engage Employees in Reorganization

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A participant at a Brainzooming creative leadership presentation stayed afterward. 5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Engage Employees in Reorganization. Stimulate fresh thinking. Related posts 16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go for You Right Now!

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. Extreme Creativity.

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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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise: What’s Missing in what Your Brand Offers?

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At an Idea Magnets workshop, we shared a strategic thinking exercise we call Rock-Paper-Scissors. In the post-workshop evaluation, one attendee asked about extending this strategic thinking exercise to identify things you aren’t currently doing that you should be doing.

7 Strategic Thinking Questions When Things Aren’t Working

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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.

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.

9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas

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That’s when having the strategic thinking skills to extract the great ideas from everything else is so vital to them seeing the light of day and getting the consideration they deserve. 9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas. Extreme Creativity.

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.

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?

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

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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.

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?

The Power of Positive Thinking Plus Strategic Thinking Questions

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My dad was a huge believer in The Power of Positive Thinking. I think that book, by Norman Vincent Peale (affiliate link) was the first self-help book he tried to get me to read. For whatever reason, though, I do not think I ever read the book in its entirety. Extreme Creativity.

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. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise.

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 – 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 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 – 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.

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 10 Vital Areas to Focus on Right Now

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Facing a complete business shutdown, our team used a combination of strategic thinking and real-time course correction to stay engaged with and attempt to re-win the customers we couldn’t currently serve. Prioritize Strategic Issues. Engage and Re-Engage Customers.

16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies

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It’s always a wonderful inspiration for strategic and creative thinking questions (plus it’s exciting that we have a current client among the companies recognized). 16 Creative Thinking Questions from the Most Innovative Companies. Extreme Creativity.

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?

Trying Painstorming Before Creative Problem Solving

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In business, you’re usually equal parts discovering problems AND using creative problem solving to address the issues. Yet, a client approached us to design and conduct a cross-operation innovation strategy engagement focused solely on identifying problems.

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 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. What’s the life cycle of creative ideas?

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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Creative Thinking Skills – 9 Fundamentals to Turn Talk into Strategy

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9 Creative Thinking Skills to Turn Talk into Strategy. Tie the comments to a structure that’s familiar , already sold in, popular with many people, or classically strategic. There may also be equally important creative thinking skills not included on the list.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

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Articulating Your Strategic Innovation Direction in an Understandable Way. Strategic Thinking Questions to Identify What Matters for a Brand. Workplace Diversity – The Why, Who, and How of Strategic Thinking. 3 Meaningfully Engages and Involves Employees.

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.

The 6 Types of Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop

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What types of strategic planning activities are in a strategic thinking workshop ? As we collaborate with a client to design strategic planning activities for a strategic thinking workshop , we explore various possibilities. Extreme Creativity.

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5 Keys to Engaging Employees in Innovation Strategy – Our Buy-In Manifesto

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Here are five keys we’ve found for successfully engaging employees in innovation strategy. The Brainzooming Buy-In Manifesto – 5 Keys to Engaging Employees in Innovation Strategy. Let me share what I’ve been thinking about or maybe just imagined.

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3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016

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Last Friday’s Gas Can Creative Conference sponsored by AAF-KC (American Advertising Federation – Kansas City) was a half-empty gas can, at best. While there were a few presentations and ideas to stimulate our creative thinking skills, there were far too few for an all-day event.

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. Results – Creating Strategic Impact (Download). 11 Fun Ideas for Strategic Planning (Download).

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.

There Is a Secret to Creative Success for Everyone

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It’s like the secret to creative success for everyone ! If you want to collaboratively engage your team (or multiple teams) in a strategic and creative thinking process in which any of them can discover the secret to creative success, then it’s time to contact us.

36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities

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Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop. 6 Types of Strategic Planning Process Activities. Fun Strategic Planning Activities – Do you like answering ice breaker questions?

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Strategic Planning Workshop Ideas – The Brainzooming Process Is 10 Years Old!

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We introduced the first Brainzooming strategic planning workshop resembling what we do today as The Brainzooming Group ten years ago, June 19-20, 2006. The First Brainzooming Strategic Planning Workshop. Chuck’s creativity techniques and helped us generate tons of ideas.

9 Ways to Never Suffer from a Lack of New Business Ideas Again

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In place of only recycling ideas, try these nine strategic thinking questions and creative thinking paths. You don’t need all nine strategic thinking questions in very situation where you are expected to quickly develop new business ideas. Extreme Creativity.

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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. Think accountants, engineers, compliance officers, and others in right-wrong answer professions.

Creating Strategic Impact – 4 Critical Factors for Successful Executives

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Emma Gibson forwarded an article from Harvard Business Review addressing four factors that distinguish top chief executive performers in creating strategic impact. 4 Critical Factors for Successful Executives in Creating Strategic Impact. Engaging Employees.

4 Roles to Push Bold Customer Experience Strategy Thinking

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Each of the four roles were intended to help push the group’s thinking on its customer experience strategy in varied ways. 4 Roles to Push Bold Customer Experience Strategy Thinking. Questioners of What We Think (to challenge the status quo ). Extreme Creativity.