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Leading self and others when the way ahead is unclear or not easy.
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Team Collaboration
Working with others to share and build ideas Taking risks with contribution, being open to challenge, and being prepared to challenge other’s thinking.
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Resilience and VUCA world.
Application of resilience to sustain effort in the face of ambiguity, uncertainty and demanding situations.
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Mindset Change and Commitment
Recognition of new ways of working, agile thinking and taking responsibility for work that fits into a larger picture.
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Critical Thinking
Development of intellectual scrutiny and courage, and the agility to move between for example, slow and quick brain thinking, or analytical and intuitive.

Braintoffee customers say

  • "We use Braintoffee exercises with many of our clients. These exercises are exceptional as a means for leaders to explore the approaches that enable their people to perform in a VUCA environment, and can also help teams refine the way they work together. The complexity in each exercise provides a deep learning experience for participants that is hard to replicate in any other way. These activities are fun and engaging and often provide a pivotal moment for individuals to refine their leadership and team working practice."

    Martin Saunders, VA Consultants
  • “The detailed preparation of the documentation enabled the students to immediately engage with the organisational situation that they were presented with and this focus continued throughout the 2 hours of the case study. The originality of the material provided the students with a challenging situation to consider and their learning was evident through the results that they produced and the high level of reflection in the discussions.”

    Dr Sarah Gregory, Director of MSc in Management, Lancaster Management School
  • "Having recently used one of Judith’s great exercises - “Blackout”- I was really impressed with how smoothly everything worked and how much observable data I could collect for giving feedback to my Leadership training group. I was able to use the exercise to drill down to a number a really salient behavioural details and the group got so much learning and enjoyment from the task. Although the exercises may not be cheap, the level of sophistication, complexity and quality was far greater than I could have achieved myself and the task was the highlight of the day. Judith herself was hugely supportive and helped me to exploit the materials in ways I wouldn’t have thought of so all round positive experience. Thanks!"

    Amanda Green, Director Green Training & Development Ltd.

Braintoffee is being used here...

Braintoffee complex problem solving activity for Engineering Teams
Series of workshops for a cohort of 8 Managers on a Leadership Development Programme delivered by independent consultant.
Midway workshop.
Hands-on experience. To promote the concept of adaptive leadership, moving with agility from 'being on the dance floor' to 'being on the balcony'.**

Braintoffee Solution
MARMALADE - Single Use  
To provide opportunities for participants to experience and practice the need for being less hands on. Activity has a clear need for being 'on the balcony' as well as spending time 'on the dance floor'.
Braintoffee complex problem solving activity for University Business School Graduates.
30 Final Year Ethics in Business Option Students.
Engaging practical activity to promote group work and hands-on opportunity for applying ethics.
TRUFFLE - Single Use 
Co-facilitated in lecture theatre followed by de-brief and reflective writing assignment.
Braintoffee complex problem solving activity for Finance Teams
1600 High Potential Directors, delivered globally.
Day two AM
Practical 'heat'* experience to personalise disrupters message from Day One. What do future challenges mean for me? What new skills and behaviours do I need?
Braintoffee Solution
BLACKOUT - Multiple Use
To run in-house for two groups per programme, debrief in groups, followed by 1:1 coaching conversations to identify development needs.
* Center for Creative Leadership concept: Vertical Development.
** Heifetz, Linsky & Grashow, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, Havard Business Press (2009).
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  • Exciting for participants.
  • Easy and cost effective to set up.
  • Supported by experienced design and used in many types of programme.
  • For groups of 6-10 around a table.
  • Ideal for lasting and powerful learning memories.

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