Inside the Box Podcast

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Innovation Inside the Box podcast features structured creativity and innovation strategies for leaders who want to think differently, be more innovative, implement change and, grow. The conversations you’ll hear will help you apply innovation methods to services and processes, overcome resistance to ideas, and create a culture of innovation.

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Inside the Box Podcast

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Episode 037: Creativity for Charities

Episode 037: Creativity for Charities

Do charities and nonprofit organizations also need to be as creative and innovative as for-profit companies? Absolutely! If you’re doing...
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Episode 036: Gender Role in Creative Thinking – Not What You Think!

Episode 036: Gender Role in Creative Thinking – Not What You Think!

Guess who’s more creative – men or women?  If you answered either of them, you’re wrong. In fact, many people...
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Episode 035: Rejection Breeds Creativity

Episode 035: Rejection Breeds Creativity

Most likely, there probably have been moments in your life where you have been rejected for your ideas. Getting rejected...
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Episode 034: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Episode 034: Rock, Paper, Scissors

No matter who you are, it doesn't matter if you're born creative or gifted in some way, everyone has the...
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Episode 033: Creativity? Make It Someone Else’s Problem

Episode 033: Creativity? Make It Someone Else’s Problem

Are you struggling with creativity? Just make it someone else’s problem. Now, it doesn't mean you should just stop being...
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Episode 032: Avoid Cliches Like the Plague – How to Speak and Write More Creatively

Episode 032: 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...
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Episode 031: Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

Episode 031: Two New Apps to Help You Learn Creativity

There are lots of ways for you to learn about systematic creativity. In today’s episode, I’m sharing with you two...
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Episode 030: The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

Episode 030: The Power of Combining Things: How to be Creative Anytime with Simple Unexpected Combinations

There's no excuse for not being creative. You have the ability to be creative any time you want. And all...
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Episode 029: Are You Sitting on The Next Big Thing?

Episode 029: Are You Sitting on The Next Big Thing?

Do you have an idea for a great invention you think is going to improve people’s lives and perhaps change...
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Episode 028: Why Some People See Creative Ideas More Clearly Than Others

Episode 028: 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...
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Episode 027: Creative Ways to Improve How People See You: Adding Prestige to Who You Are

Episode 027: Creative Ways to Improve How People See You: Adding Prestige to Who You Are

Today, I’m going to share with you some concepts and insights from my newly released book, Adding Prestige to Your...
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Episode 026: What’s In a Name?

Episode 026: What’s In a Name?

Want to be more creative – fast? Here’s a shortcut to becoming more creative: change the names of the things...
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024: The Creative Power of Thinking Big: How to Improve Your Ideas with One Simple Trick

024: 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. But does this apply to creative thinking as well? As...
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023: The Temptation of Creative Ideas: How We View Ideas Differently Depending on the Source

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

The next time you come up with a great idea, do me a favor – don't share it with anyone!...
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022: You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity

022: You’re Awesome! How Sarcasm Enhances Creativity

Comedian Bill Murray's classic line, "You're awesome!" was sarcasm at its best.  Sarcasm is the idea of using irony in...
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021: The Golden Rule of Creativity

021: The Golden Rule of Creativity

Have you ever experienced working in a company where your colleagues tend to withhold information? And you know they’re not...
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020: Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity

020: Where There’s Hope, There’s Creativity

If you're wondering why you just can't be creative or you’re almost losing that sense of hope of being able...
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019: What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

019: What Makes Something Creative? The Characteristics of Highly Innovative Ideas

Have you found the secret sauce in your product or service? Well, it turns out, there are characteristics of highly...
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018: Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

018: Have You Reached Your Creative Peak?

Have you reached that point in your life when your creative output is at its optimal level? But when do...
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017: Finding Your Creative Sweet Spot: How to Make an Idea More Appealing

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

Not all ideas are equal. Ideas get resisted sometimes because either they're too complex – or they’re just plain boring...
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