Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?

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The topic was trust, and how people that grew up in negative home environments with crappy parents can learn to trust and not trust the right people. I jotted down the questions since I saw them as a strong strategic thinking exercise.

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? Creating Strategic Impact” Leaders are looking for powerful ways to engage strong collaborators to shape shared visions. Brainzooming - All Posts Strategic Thinking Tools

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

A Strategic Thinking Framework Is Better than an Answer

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Or you receive confirmation from a speaker that what you have been thinking is right (or pretty close to right), and you can take that back to the office and tell the boss. A Strategic Thinking Framework Is Better than an Answer, Really!

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.

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.

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.

8 Strategic Thinking Experiment Starters for Anticipating the Class of 2025

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His keynote got us thinking about how today’s ten-year-olds (the Class of 2025) will change the landscape for brands, following in the wake of the impact millennials have created. A Future-Looking Strategic Thinking Experiment. Old Hat, Old Thinking, or Both?

Strategic Thinking – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

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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.” They used that as a justification for opting out of strategic thinking.

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.

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?

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? Creative Thinking Skills – 200+ Tips and Tools.

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 – 4 Strategies for Successful Remote Collaboration

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Strategic Thinking – 4 Strategies for Successful Remote Collaboration. What Do You Think? The Brainzooming Group helps make smart organizations more successful by rapidly expanding their strategic options and creating innovative plans they can efficiently implement.

Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop

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Last week, we presented a creative and strategic thinking workshop for a Brainzooming reader who leads the national sales division of a global industrial manufacturer. We integrated the Brainzooming strategic thinking workshop into their annual sales meeting.

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

Five Strategic Thinking Questions to Make this the “Year of No”

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I’ve been thinking about what strategic thinking questions could help me stay more focused. Kate’s strategic thinking questions resonated with me, and I asked her for permission to share them here.

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.

What every organization can learn from the CIA’s Red Cell to avoid stagnation

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For example, planning and working backwards from that plan is smart thinking, considering how that plan might fail is brilliant thinking ; that’s what Pixar does at the planning stages of all their films. How can your organization avoid stagnation and future proof itself?

35 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in the Last Two Years Away from Corporate Life

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For the first six years of The Brainzooming Group, I published a list near our anniversary date with twenty-five lessons learned or reconfirmed in the most recent year away from full-time corporate life. 35 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in the Last Two Years Away from Corporate Life.

Learning 5 Innovation Strategy Lessons as an Entrepreneur

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The size and scale of opportunities you pursue, even in a company that was not always all that innovative, oriented me to think a big team and significant dollars are vital for real innovation. 5 Innovation Strategy Lessons Learned as an Entrepreneur.

A Strategic Imperative for Anticipatory Leaders Is Cognitive Performance

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In this blog series on how elevating cognitive performance is a game changer for organizations, I’ve invited Neil Smith, CTO at Think Outcomes , to join me in writing on this important topic due to his expertise and the cognitive performance software his firm has created.).

25 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in Year Six Away from Corporate Life

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This year, however, I think is going to be the last one. 25 Lessons Learned (or Reconfirmed) in Year Six Away from Corporate Life. I’ve learned a lot about using Hubspot but feel like I’m barely scratching the surface and not getting far enough, fast enough.