#1,953 – Stop Exercising!

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

But now, evidence is emerging that the virus can cause heart damage even in people who’ve had mild symptoms or none at all, especially if those people exercise while they’re infected. When quarantine first started I was motivated to work out more often. Twice a day even.

Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

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12 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Stretch Executive Perspectives

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She is seeking strategic thinking exercises to include in her organization’s executive committee senior retreat. 12 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Stretch Executive Perspectives. Here are our suggestions for strategic thinking exercises to lead an executive team to consider its current situation and future opportunities in dramatically different ways. Consider these strategic thinking exercises if you need to stretch executive perspectives about: Your Current Situation.

Revenue Model Innovation Exercise

Innovation Excellence

One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is to hold a session where a team role plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand. As far as the ground rules for this ideation session, any ideas should be welcomed—and the cultural antibodies of HOW WE HAVE. Innovation feasibility growth revenue model Sales

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. This is a great example of a simple strategic thinking exercise to speed and sharpen decision making. We try to regularly offer these types of strategic thinking exercises both from others and from the Brainzooming R&D lab.

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. There’s no guarantee this strategic thinking exercise works in every situation. Since it worked so well the other day, however, we wanted to pass it along right away as a strategic thinking exercise to consider when you have the right types of characters to make it work. Want to try something to get a particularly new and insightful look at a situation?

4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

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Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Loved by some, dreaded by many. How do we make brainstorming enjoyable, valuable and fun for everyone involved? Friendly and approachable, solves problems by talking them through, open and willing to share. All personality traits favored by modern corporate cultures. And all often associated with extroverts.

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. The individual asking the question suggested it as a fourth element of the Rock-Paper-Scissors strategic thinking exercise (perhaps as Rock Number 2).

Saving Hours with Strategic Planning Exercises Galore!

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We do not pretend to be able to imagine EVERY single situation where you might apply our strategic thinking exercises. One way we test that expectation is by working with the exercises ourselves to ensure their effectiveness and utility. Using Our Own Strategic Planning Exercises. Considering that, here’s an example of how, as one previous boss might say, we eat our own dog food (in this case, strategic thinking exercises ).

Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Last-Minute Ideas

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Frustrations with boring strategy sessions are probably why so many people visit our website looking for creative ideas on fun strategic planning exercises. We’ve previously published some fun strategic planning exercises. You probably can’t stop, research different strategic thinking exercises, and incorporate them into your strategy session. What can you do right away to turn deadly strategic thinking exercises into fun strategic planning exercises?

Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking

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It received enough attention that we decided to share an additional strategic thinking exercise that puts a twist on the typical SWOT analysis. To add depth and breadth to the strategic thinking exercise, however, we add four probes to each area of the SWOT analysis. You can use this strategic thinking exercise with a group to help them push their thinking into areas they might otherwise ignore – purposely or by accident.

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. Go into your next strategy meeting with a different spin on this important, yet tired old strategic thinking exercise. Yes, try a SWOT strategic thinking exercise looking for ideas that are: Scary.

Creative Thinking Exercise – Rethinking Shrimp

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As an example, I wrote some time back about the “Shrimp” creative thinking exercise we included during a creative thinking workshop for a regulated financial services company. The point of the Shrimp creative thinking exercise is to generate ideas that will get you in all kinds of trouble with whatever authority figure is most responsible for telling you can’t do any wildly creative ideas. Rethinking the “Shrimp” Creative Thinking Exercise.

An Ideation Exercise

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One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is hold a session where a team role-plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand. Continue reading → Creativity Innovation innovative thinking michael graber Southern Growth Studio

Strategic Planning Exercises – Asking Questions People Can Answer

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That is evidenced by our web traffic as searches for effective strategic planning exercises and effective strategy meetings jump. Invariably, executives are seeking information on strategic thinking exercises suited to making strategic planning participants more effective and successful. Strategic Thinking Exercises – Some Work, Some Don’t. Why, you may ask, does this video remind me of strategic planning exercises?

The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Any Phase of a Project

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The post The Best Design Thinking Exercises for Any Phase of a Project appeared first on The Future Shapers. Design thinking is a popular concept and many techniques can be used to great effect! Where to start and which techniques to use at various phases of the project can sometimes be quite a question. This thought piece provides an overview and short explanation of the most popular approaches that you can put to use immediately.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 10 Questions You Must Consider

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We’re getting a lot of questions currently about identifying the right strategic planning exercises. 10 Questions You Must Consider about Strategic Planning Exercises. If you’re among the executives planning for strategic planning, no matter what time of year, you need to ask these ten questions as you consider the right strategic planning exercises and approaches to pursue: Do we know what the expected outcome needs to be?

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. Revisiting our online repository of strategic thinking exercises, I came across this one from our early days of collecting and developing new ways to help people think about their threats and opportunities. The caveat with this strategic thinking exercise is we pulled it from the “safe.” Rapidly deploy effective strategic thinking exercises to spur innovation.

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. This new exercise translated its internal brand promise into specific behaviors its five-hundred employees will use to create the experience. Each strategic thinking exercise poster had four or five brand dimensions on the Y-axis. You do the math with this strategic thinking exercise.

Visioning Exercises for Strategic Planning – New eBook Shows You How!

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How can you effectively employ visioning exercises in strategic planning that invite your entire organization to contribute their perspectives? That is where visioning exercises that employ a collaborative approach come into play. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Ebook Implementation Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools strategic thinking exercises

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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. In planning how we would help these companies, we realized there were three possibilities whenever we asked people to answer a question inside our strategic thinking exercises: The answer could show their strategic thinking was in the right direction. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies

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But given our unwillingness to settle for that easy answer, we created a rapid fire strategic thinking exercise to push for ideas. Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies. Within about ten minutes, using the seventeen questions in this strategic thinking exercise, a group of nine or ten people generated more than seventy possible companies and industries to explore for comparable innovation case studies.

Strategic Visioning Exercises – 14 Articles for Creating a Vision Statement

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The search term “strategic visioning exercises” has been consistently near the top recently for what has bringing people to the Brainzooming website. 14 Articles on Strategic Visioning Exercises. Strategic Visioning Exercises – Group Collaboration the Right Way. Strategic Visioning Exercises to Create a Vision Statement. Strategic Visioning Exercises – 5 Questions to Test Your Vision Statement Impact.

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? Romano shared an important insight into the challenge of developing strategic thinking exercises to envision future strategy: “Until you drive an EV, you are colored by 135 years of going to the gas station. 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

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. We are further along and can even more easily customize these strategic thinking exercises to your needs if you face comparable situations. 16 Strategic Thinking Exercises Ready to Go Right Now!

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. Here is how we see this new strategic thinking exercise coming together. This strategic thinking exercise is straight from the Brainzooming R&D Labs.

Ways to Exercise Your Creative Muscles

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Creativity works a lot like a muscle—you have to exercise it for it to work properly. All it means is that it’s time to exercise your creative muscles more than you have been! Feeling like you’re stuck in a creative rut? Once you get stuck in a cycle of routine, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost your creativity. Maybe you’re not contributing innovative ideas during team meetings anymore, or maybe you just feel like you’re doing the same thing every single day.

Allow Innovation Exercises to Expand Business Model

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As your innovation efforts begin to move from the ideation to the testing phase, or the co-creation with consumers or customers, outlandish and disruptive concepts present themselves. As messy as children arriving, they show up, saying “feed me, let me scream at the top of my lungs, I’m uncivilized” all without speaking. Don’t be put. Innovation business model e-commerce franchise relationship

Creative Thinking Exercise – The New-and-Improved, Surf-to-Turf

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Sometimes, we get to design a creative thinking exercise that seems like so much fun during its development that it causes me to continually smile and giggle. It combines the Shrimp creative thinking exercise , the ultra-popular-at-Brainzooming mad face emoji, the extreme creativity and celebratory slogan (“Winner, winner chicken dinner”) of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives , and one of our favorite products: orange, “I Am Creative,” notes to self socks.

#1,666 – Losing Weight and Building Muscle Without Diet or Exercise!

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Diet and exercise are obviously very important lifestyle choices that severely impact a person’s long-term health and well-being. Thanks to a new experimental gene therapy that may prevent obesity and build muscle mass while essentially eliminating the need for diet and exercise. Is a gene therapy that prevents obesity and builds muscle without diet or exercise the Greatest Idea Ever?

Strategic Thinking Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?

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Why Do We Give Away So Many Strategic Thinking Exercises? This is why we run compilation articles frequently to help you find a comprehensive set of resources, exercises, and tools. And by the way, here are the most frequently referenced compilations: Strategic Thinking Exercises – More than 200 Strategic Planning Questions. Strategic Thinking – Exercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy.

Free Strategic Planning Exercises – 5 Warnings to Know

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Checking our Brainzooming web analytics, “free strategic planning exercises” is a frequent search bringing people to the Brainzooming website. We share all kinds of free strategic planning exercises, such as these , these , and these. Those strategic planning exercises simply scratch the surface. In fact, there are only a few exercises we use that we DON’T share with you here – all for free. 5 Warnings for Free Strategic Planning Exercises.

1 Startling Way Creative Thinking Exercises Constrain New Ideas

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One group was starting to use one of our creative thinking exercises. Even though creative thinking exercises and strategy questions are intended to help people approach familiar situations in new ways, they can easily become new boundaries to constrain thinking. When this takes happens, creative thinking exercises becomes just that many more boxes to shut down ideas that are off the beaten path.

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. In case you missed any Brainzooming strategy planning eBooks, here are seven to jump start your strategic planning exercises and better engage your team in shaping your organization’s direction. The SWOT analysis is the workhorse of strategic planning exercises.

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. This strategic thinking exercise allows a large group (perhaps hundreds of online participants) to provide targeted input on an organization’s future direction. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise. An Alternative Strategic Thinking Exercise to Develop a Vision Statement.

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. It struck me how a comparable concept (an Examination of Brand Performance) would be helpful as a strategic thinking exercise for monitoring your organization or brand progress throughout the year. This is definitely a strategic thinking exercise idea from the Brainzooming R&D lab.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

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We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. Taking a look at the list, we started trying different approaches to arrange the big list of ideas from their strategic planning exercises into sensible groups to help stimulate progress. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. Do you ever get stuck with a big list of items and struggle to make sense of it all ?

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. In reality, I shared these eleven things going through my head at all times relative to the strategic thinking exercises we were using with the group: How quickly can I read the dynamics of this new group , even though I don’t have time for them to do meaningful self-introductions?

Can Exercise Enhance Creativity?

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In this video, NYU Professor Wendy Suzuki explains her research that explores the link between physical exercise and creativity. creativity exercise neuroscience

Creative Thinking Exercises for Sales – Easy as ABC

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I’ll be presenting on social media super models , followed by a VERY QUICK creative thinking exercises for sales presentation. The creative thinking exercises for sales content is a different take on both familiar and some new creative thinking topics. Nevertheless, Pink’s structure provides a convenient way to organize the rapid fire sharing of creative thinking exercises for the Traffic Club of Chicago. That’s a bunch of creative thinking exercises for thirty minutes.

9 Ideas on How to Involve a Team in Group Strategy Exercises

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Whenever possible, we try to help clients select a mix of people to participate in group strategy exercises. We are also proponents for reaching beyond familiar people that are always involved strategic planning meetings and drive the outcomes of group strategy exercises. 9 Ideas on How to Involve a Team in Group Strategy Exercises. Brainzooming - All Posts Collaboration Innovation Performance Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Strategy Tools strategy exercises

Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes

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Typically, the creative thinking exercises we teach and use are a huge source of hope to get past fears about self-judged “bad” ideas. Those creative thinking exercises don’t work for some people, however. While she wanted to contribute to the group creative thinking exercises we used, however, she “froze up.”. What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ?

Fun Strategic Planning Exercises – 7 Types of Strategic Planning Fun

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The eBook shares ideas we developed in the past ten-plus years to create fun strategic planning exercises. We warn readers early in the eBook that everybody’s definition of “fun strategic planning exercises” may differ. Undoubtedly, everything is relative when it comes to fun strategic planning exercises. 7 Types of Fun with Strategic Planning Exercises.