Inside the Box Podcast

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Creativity 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

Inside the Box Podcast Episodes

Episode 049: Googling Your Own Mind: How to Search for Ideas Within

Episode 049: Googling Your Own Mind: How to Search for Ideas Within

Creative people are those who have the ability to Google their own minds. What does that mean? Well, it all ties back to the SIT method (systematic inventive thinking). When you use this method for innovation, there is a very specific process you follow inside your...

Episode 047: Analog Transfer – A Creative Gemstone

Episode 047: Analog Transfer – A Creative Gemstone

I love a good analogy. They help us explain things, make comparisons, and bring clarification to complex issues. I use them a lot in the classroom and with my corporate clients. It’s likely that the people you know who are best at explaining things use analogies too....

Episode 046: Now It’s Your Turn – Take the Innovation Challenge

Episode 046: Now It’s Your Turn – Take the Innovation Challenge

Today I have two challenges for you. One of these challenges is fairly easy while the other is comparatively hard. Can you guess which one is which? My first challenge will be to take an everyday item and find an example of a creative pattern in it. The second...

Episode 045: In Search of Bad Ideas

Episode 045: In Search of Bad Ideas

You’ve heard it a million times: “There is no such thing as a bad idea.” Well, as hard as it may be to hear, that’s just not true. We’ve all been in meetings or brainstorm sessions where a colleague raises his or her hand to give an idea and it ends up being awful....

Episode 044: The Most Creative Invention Ever: Put it to Work for You

Episode 044: The Most Creative Invention Ever: Put it to Work for You

What is the most creative invention of all time? That’s a profound question. You may be scratching your head trying to find the answer. However, I actually get this question from my listeners, clients, and students quite often.  In your mind, the smartphone might be...

Episode 043: There Is No Such Thing as an Ugly Baby

Episode 043: There Is No Such Thing as an Ugly Baby

You know that feeling when you come up with a really creative idea? You feel overjoyed. Your face lights up. It’s almost like you’ve fallen in love. It’s great to have these happy moments. The trouble is that getting infatuated with a creative idea also presents some...

Episode 042: The Humor in Innovation

Episode 042: The Humor in Innovation

When you hear a joke, at what point do you laugh? Do you laugh at the beginning of the joke, right when it begins? Of course not! You laugh when you hear the “punch line.” This is the moment of collision, the moment all the elements of the joke come together and you...

Episode 041: Why You Need to Stop Adding Things to Your Life

Episode 041: Why You Need to Stop Adding Things to Your Life

Think of a current problem in your life that you’re trying to solve. Maybe you’re encountering an issue at work, something is going on at home, or there is some tension in one of your important relationships. Now, brace yourself because I have some bad news for you:...

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