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

BrainZooming

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.

The Best Time to Engage Your Audience in Collaborative Strategic Planning

BrainZooming

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.

Branding Strategy – 3 Keys to Engaging Your Internal Brand Team

BrainZooming

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.

5 Employee Engagement Ideas When Turnover Is High

BrainZooming

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. 10 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Strategic Results.

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

BrainZooming

Reviewing the innovation strategy challenges business executives identified when downloading Brainzooming eBooks , they frequently mention gaining “buy-in” for significant change initiatives. Here are five keys we’ve found for successfully engaging employees in innovation strategy.

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You Can’t Fix Morale

CorporateIntel

We talk about a lot of things: leadership talent, product quality, business model. Process involves day-to-day workplace routines that reinforce or strip away employee engagement. You can fix a product. You certainly can fix engagement.

Abruptly Halting the Cluster F%@k of Business Meetings

BrainZooming

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. 10 Lessons for Engaging Your Employees to Create Stronger Results.

Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes

BrainZooming

Last week was diverse in the Brainzooming world, as we were engaged in serving clients across many different aspects of what we do. 10 Lessons for Engaging Your Employees to Create Stronger Results. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

7 Organizational Harmony Principles from Dayton Moore

BrainZooming

10 Keys to Engaging Employees to Improve Strategic Results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

11 Fun Strategic Planning Ideas to Stop Strategy Snoozefests!

BrainZooming

That happens when strategic planning becomes too complex, gets detached from real business issues, or the whole process focuses on trying to complete cumbersome strategy templates. Mike Brown Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation.

Branding Strategy – The Best Brand Promise EVER

BrainZooming

Great branding strategy examples abound. If your organization specializes in one particular area, your branding strategy discussions should include the question: “If our customers can think it, can we make it?” 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Create Improved Results.

7 Strategic Thinking Questions When Things Aren’t Working

BrainZooming

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. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

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

BrainZooming

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. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

BrainZooming

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. They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking

BrainZooming

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.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

10 Lessons for Engaging Your Employees to Create Stronger Results. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

Trend Timing - The Innovator's Secret Weapon

Legacy Innovation Group

Such events can include the introduction of an innovative new product or service that preempts public knowledge of the need – cases in point are iTunes and the Nest Learning Thermostat. This brings us to the subject of trend timing and innovation strategy. This is not overly difficult in the case of short-term strategies, but it does present a challenge when thinking about the long-term innovation strategy. Trend Timing — The Innovator's Secret Weapon.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Helping Teams Execute Strategy

BrainZooming

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.

Innovation Strategy – Here, There, and Everywhere

BrainZooming

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.

UX Design Careers in 2018 and Beyond: The Future of the UX Designer

Boxes and Arrows

One course that stands out as an example of bridging the academic divide between design and business is the Luxury Design and Strategy course in collaboration with Columbia Business School. Product design.

Strategic Planning – 10 Keys to Collaborative Strategy

BrainZooming

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.

15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration

BrainZooming

There is a mutual contribution from both parties toward the strategy and ideas. 10 Keys to Engaging Employees to Improve Strategic Results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Use a New SWOT Nobody Expects

BrainZooming

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!

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement

BrainZooming

Strategic Planning – All the Strategy Roles You Need. Creating Change and Change Management – 4 Strategy Options. 10 Lessons for Engaging Your Employees to Create Stronger Results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

 4 Ways to Make a Strategic Planning Process Productive

BrainZooming

4 Ways to Make a Strategic Planning Process Productive. What can you do to make strategic planning more productive before, during, and after? Contact us to discuss how your next strategic planning process can be energizing, productive, AND improve your business results.

Strategic Thinking – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

BrainZooming

I asked them to engage in some strategic thinking about innovation opportunities for the company. 10 Keys to Engaging Employees to Improve Strategic Results. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

113 Ideas for Strategic Planning Process Improvement

BrainZooming

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.

Creativity in Business – 48 Creative Appreciation Ideas

BrainZooming

An idea aligning with the company strategy. 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.

Who Should Facilitate Strategic Planning? 10 Vital Characteristics

BrainZooming

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.

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

BrainZooming

Talking to executives, you hear the expectation that an organization should implement a solid strategic plan strategy-by-strategy. When you develop a plan from a collaborative, conversationally-driven strategy planning process , you see other tangible impacts.

5 Things Collaborative Strategic Planning Isn’t

BrainZooming

Collaborative planning implies a process that goes beyond the board room to include individuals throughout the organization in meaningful ways to provide insights and input to shape organizational strategy. A large group really makes collaborative strategy planning work.

Answering Reader Questions on Strategy and Innovation Challenges

BrainZooming

We routinely ask those of you downloading Brainzooming strategy and innovation eBooks to share – if you are willing – the opportunities and challenges you are facing at the time. Engaging Employees in High Turnover Situations. In the new Brainzooming strategy eBook 321 GO! ,

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Trying Abundance as a Turnaround Branding Strategy

BrainZooming

With a strong brand and a robust branding strategy , there are many ways to deliver valuable brand benefits to customers. What Turnaround Branding Strategy Is Best? ” Abundance as a Turnaround Branding Strategy. 10 Keys to Engaging Stakeholders to Create Improved Results.

4 Simple Questions That Can Re-vitalise Growth for Your Cash Cow

Rmukesh Gupta

Every organisation that has seen some success has some form of a cash cow, which continues to grow and provide the fuel necessary for the organisation to invest in new products or services, which can bring in the next level of growth for the organisation.

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

BrainZooming

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.