Corporate Insight


Posted: June 6, 2017

By: Carolyn Young


Think Like There is No Box

When Cheryl Cran, author and CEO of Evolutionary Business Solutions, spoke at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of University Education (CAUCE) about change leadership, she provided many examples of how moving out of our comfort zone makes a difference personally and professionally. One of the statements that stood out for me is “Don't think outside of the box. Think like there is no box.”

If change leadership is important to you, what can you do to get better at thinking that “there is no box?”

Here are three ways to get started:

  1. I recommend The Art of Change Leadership (Cran, 2016).
  2. Make time to build on what you read through learning opportunities like Optimizing Change and our new course in Design Thinking.
  3. Make small changes about the way you go about your day, i.e. asking questions in meetings, trying out new hobbies, waking/riding your bike to work.

Read. Learn. Practice. Explore the possibilities.


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