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? FREE Download: “Results!!! Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions.

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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.

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.

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? Download our FREE eBook: Reimagining the SWOT Analysis.

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.

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.

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.

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. Related posts Strategic Thinking Questions – What defines an Idea or a Product Name?

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 Exercises – A SWOT Analysis Example from the Safe

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We use strategic thinking exercises and questions as “detours” around organizational thinking that is in a rut. Asking questions in a different way than is typically done forces people to look at new possibilities and actually think before blurting out the standard answers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. FREE Download: “Results!!!

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? Download it TODAY!

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? FREE Download: “Results!!!

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.

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.

Branding Strategy – A Strategic Thinking Question to Add New Value

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One way to look at your branding strategy to identify new value opportunities is to ask this strategic thinking question: What mistakes are customers prone to make before and after they work with us, and how can we eliminate (maybe even guarantee to eliminate) any of those mistakes?

Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation

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Along with the recap, Inside the Executive Suite offered sixteen strategic thinking questions inspired by the Fanatics case study that you can use to explore agile strategy options within your own organization. Today is the day to download your copy of 321 GO!

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 – 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. FREE Download: “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 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 – 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. FREE Download: “Results!!!

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 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’s why we like a great balance of people, perspectives, and voices in a strategic thinking workshop.

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 Exercises – Doing the Impossible with Nothing?

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A New Add to Our Extreme Creativity Strategic Thinking Exercises. Thinking about the statement further and the audacity of trying to do “the impossible with nothing” suggested this idea was the ultimate in extreme creativity.

7 Strategic Thinking Questions – What Happens on the Way to Your Brand?

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Louis arch, however, it suggests multiple strategic thinking questions you can ask for your brand’s success. 7 Strategic Thinking Questions on the Way to Your Brand? Run through these seven strategic thinking questions and see what possibilities your answers suggest.

Strategic Thinking – The Smartest Things You Could Do, But Don’t

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We (and by “we” I mean “I”) would like to believe we’re strong at strategic thinking in business. And an appreciation of strategic thinking from a business perspective SHOULD extend over into ALL the decisions we make.

Strategic Thinking Skills – 5 Keys to Leading Groups to Action

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What strategic thinking skills are important in helping find agreement for action amid a big, unstructured conversation? 5 Strategic Thinking Skills to Lead Groups to Action. Highlighting other strategic thinking lets you keep returning to the core idea.

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. FREE Download: “Results!!!

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.

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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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. You can download your copies by clicking on the titles or the covers of the eBooks below.

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.

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Saving Hours with Strategic Planning Exercises Galore!

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How can you get the most mileage from the free strategic planning eBooks we regularly offer as downloads? We do not pretend to be able to imagine EVERY single situation where you might apply our strategic thinking exercises. Using Our Own Strategic Planning Exercises.