Strategic Thinking Exercise – Who Can You Trust?
JANUARY 11, 2017
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.
The Power of Positive Thinking Plus Strategic Thinking Questions
APRIL 12, 2017
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.
5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
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.
6 Guidelines for a Great Strategic Thinking Workshop
MARCH 17, 2016
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.
Strategic Thinking 101: Strategy Is The Answer to These 5 Questions
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Strategy Ford Motor Company strategic thinkingThe President and CEO for Ford Motor Company, Mark Fields, had a conference where he spoke about Ford entering the self-driving car race in 2021 hoping to establish Ford as a leader in this field.
Strategic Thinking Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
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.
Strategic Thinking Exercises – A SWOT Analysis Example from the Safe
OCTOBER 22, 2015
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.
9 Strategic Thinking Questions – Helping Teams Execute Strategy
MARCH 2, 2016
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.
Agile Strategy – 16 Strategic Thinking Questions to Explore Disruptive Innovation
MARCH 30, 2017
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.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking
OCTOBER 11, 2016
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 Skills – What Does Your Analysis Style Look Like?
MAY 18, 2016
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 – What do you LOVE about your business?
JANUARY 7, 2016
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 Exercise – Switch the Characters Around
OCTOBER 7, 2016
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.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – 4 Ways to Examine Brand Performance
JANUARY 11, 2016
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.
Branding Strategy – A Strategic Thinking Question to Add New Value
APRIL 19, 2017
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 Exercises – Why Do We Give Away So Much for Free?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
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.
26 Strategic Thinking Questions to Truly Understand Yourself
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
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
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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 Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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.
9 Big Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Addressing Now
JULY 6, 2016
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.
Strategic Thinking – The Smartest Things You Could Do, But Don’t
MARCH 31, 2016
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 – 4 Strategies for Successful Remote Collaboration
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
7 Strategic Thinking Questions – What Happens on the Way to Your Brand?
JANUARY 13, 2016
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 Question – What’s your mirror?
OCTOBER 24, 2016
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
Strategic Thinking – Time for A Moment of Reflection
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Brainzooming - All Posts Strategic Thinking Bible mass reflectionAs the election season in the United States draws to a close, it’s time for a moment of reflection. Here’s what I have to offer. Time for A Moment of Reflection. I lector at 6:30 a.m. mass nearly every Tuesday.
Strategic Thinking Workshop Success – Beware Too Much Creativity
APRIL 15, 2016
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 on 4 Years of Hoping and Praying
JANUARY 20, 2017
Strategically, it’s smart to avoid experiments at the top of any organization, but this is what we’re facing. . Pick your position, do your strategic thinking, and start creating positive change — today! – Mike Brown. A new national experiment begins.
Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies
MAY 19, 2016
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.
Strategic Thinking Questions – Teeter-Totter Rules of Life
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Here is a quickie strategic thinking question for you: If you saw your life as a teeter-totter, what rules of life would guide your behaviors and how you treat others? If teeter-totter rules of life guided your strategic thinking and actions, would you.
Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas
APRIL 5, 2016
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.
Creative Thinking – 13 Unexpected Benefits of a Strategic Thinking Workshop
JUNE 8, 2016
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 Exercises – Doing the Impossible with Nothing?
APRIL 4, 2016
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.
9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Innovative Ideas from Experts
OCTOBER 6, 2016
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?
Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head
DECEMBER 9, 2015
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 – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential
APRIL 20, 2016
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?
Strategic Thinking – 16 Ideas for Creating an Entrepreneurial Environment Inside Your Company
MAY 6, 2016
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.
Five Strategic Thinking Questions to Make this the “Year of No”
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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 Planning Process – 5 Secrets to Get 6 Months of Work Done in One Day
APRIL 17, 2017
I was talking with a friend about how we approach developing a strategic planning process for a client. I told her I don’t tend to think about moments of pride, since I try to avoid the seven deadly sins as best I can!
Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture
APRIL 7, 2017
Articulating Your Strategic Innovation Direction in an Understandable Way. Strategic Thinking Questions to Identify What Matters for a Brand. Workplace Diversity – The Why, Who, and How of Strategic Thinking. Creating Strategic Impact – Small, Possible Steps.
36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities
MARCH 3, 2017
Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop. 6 Types of Strategic Planning Process Activities. Fun Strategic Planning Activities – Do you like answering ice breaker questions?