When you are faced with a new strategic thinking quandary, what do you do?
Here is the Brainzooming formula to improvise strategic thinking questions and use them to solve a business challenge:
The first question is: What has worked in this situation or with this client before? Return to that technique, framework, or outcome. This creates CONTINUITY.
The second option: Look for what has worked elsewhere in comparable situations. This takes advantage of LESSONS LEARNED.
Option three: Look for different, but similar situations that could apply and frame the discussion or decision in light of those. Here, it's all about the power of ANALOGIES.
The fourth option: Ask, "What can I pull out of my rear to experiment with and see if it will work?" THIS is total improv.
If all else fails: Call a break in the activities to CLEAR YOUR MIND, THINK, and PRAY for more strategic thinking questions to imagine and try. – Mike Brown