Strategies for Avoiding Distraction and Increasing Your Productivity

Rmukesh Gupta

Here are the strategies that I intend to use to stay away from distractions as and when I need: . I used the following strategies to move from small fractions of distraction free timing to increasingly large segment of time by doing the following: No Notifications : As the first step, I removed every single notifications on my Mac and phone. Celebrate success : I have long realised that whatever actions leads to celebrations, we learn to perform more of.

Innovation in the Automotive Industry

Yet2

By having an accurate picture of the state of innovation, these companies can better assess and incorporate new technologies into the long-term business and product strategy. The automotive industry is undergoing massive technological and social change.

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

Boxes and Arrows

Meaning anyone who provides the vision for a product, whether it be in code, wireframes, comps, prototypes, or cocktail napkins. In years of presentations working at an agency, I learned to sense the tension building before a design was revealed. Design itself is a product.

You need a why and a how, not a what, for innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

I'm happy to say I've learned a lot about innovation in corporations, and also somewhat excited to say I'm still learning, because the pace and nature of innovation is changing so rapidly. It can be a new product, a new process, a new way of working or thinking.

Understanding Users at Scale with Product Analytics

Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, Director of Product, Amplitude

A deep understanding of how users interact with your product is critical for PMs at every stage of their product's lifecycle. In this webinar you will learn the best practices on how to: Explore & understand the full customer journey.

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. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

Community Collaboration Workshops Come in All Sizes

BrainZooming

On Wednesday, I delivered the closing keynote at the Real Time Marketing Lab with a mini-workshop on using strategic thinking super models to help C-suite executives understand social networking and content marketing strategy.

7 Organizational Harmony Principles from Dayton Moore

BrainZooming

Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

15 Things to Look for in a Business Collaboration

BrainZooming

There is a mutual commitment to learning from the business collaboration. Beyond learning more from the collaboration’s outcomes, it should provide an opportunity to learn about each other and our brand. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach

BrainZooming

Learning what participants in an upcoming big meeting know, think, and believe before they come together in a large group is one tactic to strengthen team collaboration. Learn what insights the participants already have and don’t have. In the new Brainzooming strategy eBook 321 GO! ,

Trend Timing - The Innovator's Secret Weapon

Legacy Innovation Group

Product Design. Go-To-Market Strategy. Brand Strategy. Strategy +. Innovation Strategy. Innovation Strategy Course. Product Concepting Workshop. Executive Strategy Lab. GR5 Growth Strategy Playbook. Learning. About. Why Innovation.

7 Strategic Thinking Questions When Things Aren’t Working

BrainZooming

When you have solid planning (maybe even over-planning), good strategic thinking questions to identify ways to adapt, and an appreciation for flexibility, unexpected events become a wonderful opportunity for learning and developing. What do you do when things aren’t working as planned ?

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.

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

BrainZooming

The thing is, unsuccessful employee engagement strategies are not an employee problem. It is a LEADERSHIP problem when purported employee engagement strategies are not working. If you want to go deeper on a viable strategy to improve employee engagement, download our Results eBook.

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.

41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well

BrainZooming

Originating from an Edward De Bono technique we learned from Chuck Dymer , the PMIRQ asks five open-ended questions on what worked (Plus), didn’t work (Minus), was surprising (Interesting), should be done next time (Recommendation), and didn’t get fully addressed (Question). Learned a lot”.

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?”

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

Boxes and Arrows

Though there may be many different formal education tracks for a career in UX (including certifications and distance learning in related fields like graphic design and software development), thousands of students still go to design schools every year for a traditional undergraduate degree.

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.

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

BrainZooming

They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

BrainZooming

They need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business.

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.

Strategic Objectives – 3 Questions to Decide What’s Strategic

BrainZooming

We are working with a client to develop a content marketing strategy for multiple business units in the organization. With that information, we will be in a strong position to identify a content marketing strategy specific to each business unit’s needs.

Strategic Thinking – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

BrainZooming

As in, “We’ve learned from experience that we don’t want them drug into other tasks they might be able to contribute to if that causes performance and timeliness to suffer.” Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

You Can’t Fix Morale

CorporateIntel

We talk about a lot of things: leadership talent, product quality, business model. The CEO, also rumored to be teetering, has said repeatedly everyone needs to “work smarter, not harder,” but no one is sure which product in the pipeline is going to carry the day.

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. “Internal politics” 3 Strategies for Navigating a Political Environment.

 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 Planning Exercises – Two Types of Structure, One Works

BrainZooming

You can provide people with strategic thinking exercises, creative thinking tools, strategy questions, and ways to collaborate with one another, using structure to help imagine better strategies. This means there is no opportunity for productive collaboration to devise the plan.

Bring Startup Speed to your Innovation Team with Personas

Your Ideas are Terrible

Ever been in a product strategy meeting and unable to answer this simple question: So who is our customer? You don’t need pretty designs and glossy diagrams – in fact, putting this much work into production will create resistance to future changes. Then update personas as you do Customer Development and learn more about customers. You’ll often split a single customer profile into multiple profiles as you learn more. So… just who is our customer anyway?

Creativity in Business – 48 Creative Appreciation Ideas

BrainZooming

An idea aligning with the company strategy. Someone proposing an idea leading to new learnings. 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.

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. In short they need strategic thinkers who can develop strategy and turn it into results.

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.

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.

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

BrainZooming

Since all the companies competed with one another, each one needed to determine its own business strategies. And if it’s bad, use other strategic thinking exercises to gently bring the ideas back to something smarter and more productive. – Mike Brown.

12 Questions to Jump Start Your Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

If you need help to speed up the process, actively involve more employees, or make planning more productive than it has been in the past, contact us. 10 Keys to Involving Employees In Your Strategy. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

5 Ideas for Simplified Strategic Planning this Year

BrainZooming

Prioritize the time you invest in creating specific product/service marketing plans based on each one’s expected contribution to revenue and profit growth. 10 Keys to Involving Employees In Your Strategy. Actively engage stakeholders in strategy AND implementation success.

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.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Strategic Conversations

BrainZooming

Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders need high-impact ways to develop employees that can provide input into strategy and then turn it into results. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business.

9 Big Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Addressing Now

BrainZooming

Innovation Strategy. Download this free, action-focused mini-book to: Learn smart ways to separate strategic opportunities from the daily noise of business. Increase focus for your team with productive strategy questions everyone can use.

Leadership Training – Walmart Hopes for Big Impact

BrainZooming

Note: If you want to learn more about the Armada Executive Intelligence Brief system and get in on this great publication for an incredibly low monthly rate, please visit the Armada website.). That does not mean everyone determines and forms strategy.