Innovation in Practice Blog

April 13, 2021

Creativity for Charities: How to Apply the SIT Techniques to Be More Creative and Resourceful

Charities and nonprofit organizations need to be just as innovative – and in some ways, they have to be even more innovative than for-profit organizations. Think […]
April 6, 2021

Gender Role in Creative Thinking – Not What You Think!

Guess who’s more creative – men or women?  Well, neither is more creative than the other because both are equally creative. They just have different roles […]
March 30, 2021

Why People Resist Our Innovative Ideas and How To Overcome It

Try to recall and go back to those moments when your ideas got rejected. How did you handle those rejections? Did you just instantly give up? […]
March 23, 2021

Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Secret Key to Unlocking Your Creative Potential

No matter who you are, it doesn’t matter if you’re born creative or gifted in some way, everyone has the potential to become more creative, regardless […]
March 16, 2021

Creativity? Make It Someone Else’s Problem

Are you in a creative rut? Then make it someone else’s problem.  Now, it doesn’t mean you should just stop being creative and outsource your creative […]
March 9, 2021

Avoid Cliches Like the Plague – How to Speak and Write More Creatively

Cliches oftentimes do a good job of communicating what your point is. Other people understand them readily, but using the same old cliches can get boring.  […]
March 2, 2021

Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

Can you learn to be more creative?  100%! There are lots of ways for you to learn about systematic creativity. In fact, here are two amazing […]
February 23, 2021

The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

Think you’re the most uncreative person in the world?  Well, not anymore.  You can decide to become creative if you want to right in this very […]
February 16, 2021

Are You Sitting on The Next Big Thing?

Have you ever been in your car driving down the road or you’re at a friend’s house or in your house or at work, then all […]
February 9, 2021

Why Some People See Creative Ideas More Clearly Than Others

Are you one of those people that a company would choose to call to get feedback about their products or services?  Do you have the right […]
June 14, 2020

Introducing the Innovation Inside the Box Podcast

Innovation is a skill – it’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. You can actually learn to be creative like you could learn […]
August 3, 2020

001: A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation is a skill – it’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. You can actually learn to be creative like you could learn […]
August 3, 2020

002: Task Unification – The Go-To Innovation Tool to Break Functional Fixedness

Mankind has used patterns for thousands of years to solve everyday problems. Those patterns are now embedded into the products and services you see around you […]
August 10, 2020

003: Divide and Conquer – How to Use the Division Technique

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to develop our creativity. A common misconception is that creativity is a gift you are born with. In reality, […]
August 17, 2020

004: The Closed World Principle of Creativity

Have you ever experienced coming out of brainstorming sessions getting all frustrated because you and your colleagues are always coming up with those same old, crappy […]
August 24, 2020

005: Why People Resist Your Innovative Ideas and How To Overcome It

With innovation comes resistance. They define each other. An idea can’t be innovative unless it’s met with resistance, so we should see it as a good […]
August 31, 2020

006: Innovation Dream Teams: The Secret Formula to Drive Team Success

Does your organization struggle with generating better ideas? Unfortunately, the traditional brainstorming approach doesn’t work.  Innovation is a team sport. You’re going to get better and […]
September 7, 2020

007: Process Innovation: Unlocking New Value in What You Do Everyday

Does the SIT method work with services as well? This is actually the most common single question that I get about innovation and the SIT method. […]
September 14, 2020

008: Fixedness: Your Main Barrier to Creative Thinking

Every day, you face at least one situation where a creative idea would come in handy. But there are just times when you feel like nothing […]
September 21, 2020

009: How to Create and Run an Innovation Pilot Program

Once you’ve embraced this idea that creativity can be systematic, and you’ve started to invest time and energy learning the Systematic Inventive Thinking or SIT – […]