Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around

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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 – 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.

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!

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 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.

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. That is a major benefit if you want an outside, strategic perspective and need to start right now!

9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Innovative Ideas from Experts

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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?

Thinking Strategically – 32 Ideas for a Strategic Thinking-Friendly Office

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What could you do to your boring office so you and others are thinking strategically more readily and effectively? Someone searched and came to the Brainzooming.com website looking for strategic thinking in the office examples. Strategic Inputs.

26 Strategic Thinking Questions to Truly Understand Yourself

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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.

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.

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? Need Fresh Insights to Drive Your Strategy?

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

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Fanatics introduced disruptive innovation to its marketplace with an agile strategy. It employs technology, focused creative teams, new manufacturing processes, and communications to remove time and waste when creating post-sporting event apparel featuring the winners and exciting story lines.

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. All five strategic thinking questions avoid anyone needing to game the answers to protect themselves or expose anyone else.

9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas

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More often, however, it seems great ideas come along with a variety of other things that are not going to add tremendous value to creating great strategy. 9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas. Do you stand out at these strategic thinking skills?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies

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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.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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The objective was to help them become better strategic thinkers and marketers. Since all the companies competed with one another, each one needed to determine its own business strategies. Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas.

21 Strategic Thinking Questions to Ask When You Have Nothing to Ask

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I suggested another one: Go ahead and ask a great strategic thinking question. The next natural question in our conversation was about what types of strategic thinking questions to ask. 21 Strategic Thinking Questions When You Have Nothing to Ask.

Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity

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Interestingly, the most challenging situation for Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop success is when it includes TOO MANY individuals viewing themselves as creative. That particular session was filled with about 85% HUGE creative egos. So get creative individually.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

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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. Benefit 3 – Ways to Generate Creative 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 Questions – Teeter-Totter Rules of Life

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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.

6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop

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We put this infographic together for a client today to distill The Brainzooming Group approach into a few images depicting what we do to pave the way for a great strategic thinking workshop. 6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop.

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

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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.

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? 4 strategies to navigate typical execution challenges.

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?

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 Skills – What Does Your Analysis Style Look Like?

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During a strategic thinking skills workshop for a client, we shared ideas for taking information from varied sources and identifying strategic themes. The picture represents two approaches to strategic thinking skills that analysts I’ve met throughout my career display.

Strategic Thinking – What do you LOVE about your business?

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Yes, I’m serious about that strategic thinking question. If you struggle with those questions, take a time out right away and do the strategic thinking needed to get back in touch with the love in what you do. What do you LOVE about your business?

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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We facilitated a two-day innovation strategy workshop for an industrial company. During the innovation strategy discussions, we addressed the production process changes from five different perspectives. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

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. ” Why are we adding this strategic thinking question? Those were all new ideas – some demonstrating more extreme creativity than others.