Beth Branning | Can Your Company’s Vision Fit in your Pocket? Here’s Why It Should

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Beth Branning | Can Your Company’s Vision Fit in your Pocket? Here’s Why It Should

Beth Branning

Posted on September 24, 2019

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Ready to ignite a smarter, focused and collaborative strategic company culture? Then don’t miss this episode of the donothing Podcast with Beth Branning.

Beth has helped leaders and their teams—including organizations like the San Diego Zoo Global, the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife, the Association for Strategic Planning, and the Ocean Institute—better understand their vision and achieve their potential.

Prior to forming her own consultancy group, Branning Strategies, in May 2017, Beth served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Director of Vision, Innovation, and Strategy at San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG).

Under Beth’s leadership, SDZG received the 2013 Association for Strategic Planning award which is the top international prize for strategic planning innovation and implementation. She’s also the author of The Call: The Strategic Plan That Empowered San Diego Zoo Global to Lead the Fight Against Extinction.

In this episode of the donothing Podcast, you’ll learn:

  • Why meetings often feel like a waste of time
  • What the perfect meeting room looks like
  • How small distractions can ruin a strategy session
  • Which questions will help bring everyone into the discussion
  • Why strategic plans should be cyclical
  • How food plays an important role in effective communication
  • Why Beth decided to start her own consulting business
  • Which strategic alignment techniques she most often uses
  • How to ensure both extroverts and introverts are equally heard
  • Why your vision should fit inside your pocket, or on a t-shirt
  • How focusing on conservation efforts transformed the San Diego Zoo Global
  • Why a concise, well-worded vision works best
  • How Beth developed her techniques, tools, and strategies
  • Why all meetings need a clear agenda
  • What the benefits of having a trained strategic facilitator are
  • How much time should be left open at the end of a meeting for questions
  • Who should be included in vision creation
  • When Beth realized she wanted to work for the San Diego Zoo
  • How accredited zoos are integral to wildlife conservation
  • Which current conservation efforts Beth’s especially excited about
  • How the San Diego Zoo measure their animals’ happiness
  • Why the extinction of any animal affects our fragile ecosystem
  • Which unique challenges nonprofits face when creating their vision
  • Why Beth loves working with different organizations

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