Why Thinking Outside the Box Isn’t Enough

Why Thinking Outside the Box Isn’t Enough

We’re often told that we need to think outside the box. This is especially true in today’s tumultuous business world in which every industry is being disrupted in one form or another.

But what if instead of thinking outside the box, you simply destroyed the box?

Why put yourself in anyone else’s box?

Last week I was in NYC for the annual Consulting Hall of Fame event hosted by my business coach Dr. Alan Weiss and this one one of the main themes Alan suggested we think about during the week.

We spent the week challenging each other to go beyond thinking outside the box and simply destroying the box.

Who’s challenging you to do the same in your business?

This event is reserved for a select group of world-leading experts in their respective fields across some different industries. It reminded me how lucky I am to routinely get to surround myself with high caliber experts across many domains, and the impact that has on my company, and the value I’m able to bring to my clients.

It’s really only when you’re able to regularly discuss opportunities and challenges with experienced, brilliant, talented folks that you can find opportunities to “destroy the box” without destroying your business as well.

For this week’s challenge, I want you to ask yourself: “Do I have the right support, peers, and access to expert insights to challenge me to think beyond outside the box? Is someone pushing me to “destroy the box?””

If you think there’s room to improve on your answer to that question, then check out a few of the sites below. If I can facilitate an introduction to any of my colleagues, I’d be happy to do so.

I serve as an advisor to many of my loyal Tuesday Tidbit readers, and it might be a great and highly valuable option for you to consider. Between myself and these fantastic thought leaders, there is no reason why you can’t be getting world-class expertise to help you drive whatever growth you want in your company.

Alan Weiss: Alan has been my business coach for the past seven years and has written more books on the consulting business than anyone in history. His newest book Threescore and More, comes out in a few weeks. Learn more about Alan’s latest book here: https://www.alanweiss.com/threescore/

Colleen Francis: Colleen is a good friend and the author of Nonstop Sales Boom. She works with large sales organizations to drive impressive sales results. You can learn more about Colleen here: http://EngageSelling.com

Constance Dierickx: Constance specializes in working with organizations in high-stakes transitions including mergers and acquisitions. You can learn more about Constance here: http://www.cdconsultinggrp.com/

Corrie Shanahan: Corrie is an expert in optimizing performance and building great corporate cultures. She’s the author of Do It, Mean It, Be It: The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness, and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life. As a bonus, she’s an absolute hoot to spend time with.You can learn more about Corrie here: http://corrieshanahan.com/

Jeffrey Scott: Jeffrey serves an interesting market. He’s the world’s leading expert and authority to the landscaping industry and thousands of landscape contracting businesses around the world. You can learn more about Jeff here: https://jeffreyscott.biz/

Kim Wilkerson: Kim works with clients in healthcare. She is recognized for achieving mission-critical, high stakes results. She recently released her book, The Language of Success. You can learn more about Kim here: http://kimwilkerson.com

Linda Henman: Linda helps her clients make decisions they can’t afford to get wrong. She’s written multiple books which can be found here. You can learn more about her work at: https://www.henmanperformancegroup.com/

Lisa Bing: Lisa Bing works with C-suite executives to increase influence, collaboration and inclusiveness. We also shared a fantastic brick-oven pizza in NYC. Fun fact, Lisa was on an Episode of The ChewYou can learn more about Lisa here: http://www.bingconsulting.biz/

Lisa Larter: Lisa Larter is a social media guru out of Nova Scotia. She works with thousands of small business owners and knows how to generate social media results while most just tweet, jab, poke, and pin without any rhyme or reason. You can learn more about Lisa here: http://lisalarter.com/

Lisa Miller: And for the Lisa trifecta, Lisa Miller is one of the leading experts to hospitals in the entire country. Her firm provides advisory services and really interesting and innovative solutions to hospitals and healthcare in a variety of areas. You can learn more about her at http://viehealthcare.com 

Liz Bywater: Dr. Liz, as I like to call her, works with the C-Suite as a strategic advisor. She works at the intersection of business and psychology. She has also recently released her first book Slow Down to Speed Up: Lead, Succeed and Thrive in a 24/7 World. You can learn more about Liz’s work by checking out her work here: http://lizbywater.com

Lorraine Moore: Lorraine is a business expert and fellow Canadian. She advises executives of mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Her latest book is The 360 Degree CEO. Lorraine has a simple, no B.S. approach which I love about her. Learn more about Lorraine here: http://lorrainemoore.ca/

Steven Gaffney: Steven Gaffney is the world’s leading authority on honest communication. He works with Fortune 500 organizations to learn to better tell the truth and communicate more effectively with each other. You can learn more about Steven here: https://www.stevengaffney.com/

Suzanne Bates: Suzanne runs Bates Communications and is a leading expert in executive presence. Suzanne was just named New England Businesswoman of the Year. You can learn more about Suzanne here: https://www.bates-communications.com/

And of course, yours truly. Most of you already know a lot about me, but should spend some additional time on my site to learn how I might help you destroy the box.