Innovation in Practice Blog

January 19, 2021

Mastering Creative Thinking: Two Techniques to Make Creative Thinking Stick

Becoming even just a little bit more creative will enhance what you do every day – whether at work, at home, or just about anywhere.  But […]
January 12, 2021

The Creative Power of Thinking Big: How to Improve Your Ideas with One Simple Trick

Think big. You’ve probably heard that a lot of times.  As leaders, we need to be more aggressive, take more risks, and challenge ourselves to think […]
January 5, 2021

The Temptation of Creative Ideas: How We View Ideas Differently Depending on the Source

The next time you come up with a great idea, don’t share it with anyone! Sounds absurd, right? Here’s a better way of saying that: If […]
December 29, 2020

You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity

Sarcasm is the idea of using irony in a way to mock somebody or to insult them. While sarcasm can be insulting and hurtful to somebody, […]
December 22, 2020

The Golden Rule of Creativity

The golden rule says that you should treat others as you want them to treat you.  Now, the golden rule of creativity states that if you […]
December 15, 2020

Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity: The 5 Modes of Hoping

Do you feel like you’re never going to get any creative stuff going?  Well, never lose hope – because hope is a prerequisite to be creative. […]
December 8, 2020

What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

What is it about some products and services that make them more innovative and more creative than other products?  What is their secret ingredient? Well, it […]
December 1, 2020

Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Do you feel you’ve reached your optimum level of creativity? If not, when is that going to happen? And if yes, how do maintain that level […]
November 24, 2020

Finding Your Creative Sweet Spot: How to Make an Idea More Appealing

Not all ideas are equal. Some are okay, some are great. But don’t just throw those okay ideas away. The key is to find that creative […]
November 17, 2020

Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover just a wide range of topics. So how do […]
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 – […]