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.

13 Strategic Thinking Questions to Imagine a Radically Different Future

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Originating in a long-term future visioning exercise we designed and facilitated for a client, we developed these questions to prompt a group’s thinking about dramatic future change. Strategic Thinking Questions to Imagine a Radically Different Future.

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.

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.

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. Each strategic thinking exercise poster had four or five brand dimensions on the Y-axis.

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

Strategic Thinking Exercise – A SWOT Analysis to Push Thinking

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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 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.

9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas

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That’s when having the strategic thinking skills to extract the great ideas from everything else is so vital to them seeing the light of day and getting the consideration they deserve. 9 Strategic Thinking Skills to Create Clarity for Great Ideas.

Strategic Thinking 101: Strategy Is The Answer to These 5 Questions

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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.

9 Strategic Thinking Questions for Innovative Ideas from Experts

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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 Questions – An Early Checkpoint for this Year

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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.

Thinking Strategically – 32 Ideas for a Strategic Thinking-Friendly Office

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What could you do to your boring office so you and others are thinking strategically more readily and effectively? Someone searched and came to the Brainzooming.com website looking for strategic thinking in the office examples. Strategic Inputs.

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.

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!

21 Strategic Thinking Questions to Ask When You Have Nothing to Ask

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I suggested another one: Go ahead and ask a great strategic thinking question. The next natural question in our conversation was about what types of strategic thinking questions to ask. 21 Strategic Thinking Questions When You Have Nothing to Ask.

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.

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Start Reimagining the Organization 

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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.

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.

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.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – 17 Questions to Find Innovation Case Studies

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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 Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

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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.

Strategic Thinking Questions – Teeter-Totter Rules of Life

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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.

5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Answer Before Making a Decision

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5 Strategic Thinking Questions to Answer Before Making a Decision. Here are five strategic thinking questions you should identify well before you are on the verge of making a decision: Who owns making the decision?

Strategic Thinking – Time for A Moment of Reflection

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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.

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!

The Power of Positive Thinking Plus Strategic Thinking Questions

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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.

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?

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.

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.

Strategic Thinking: Short-Term Weakness, Long-Term Strength

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We mentioned how frequently we’re being asked to incorporate uncertainty into Brainzooming creativity and strategic thinking presentations. Considering that, I added new strategic thinking content on flexibility into my presentation at The Leadership Institute.

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?

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.

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.

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 – Job Descriptions Don’t Define Innovation Potential

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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 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? Strategic Thinking – Exercises and Tools for Creative Thinking and Strategy.

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.