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Box of Crayons

Be Generous: Embracing the Humanity in Others

We recently shared all of our values at Box of Crayons. These are things we strive for as an organization. How do we embed them? By drawing on them to help us make decisions and navigate complex situations. By collectively
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Stay Curious Longer: Having the Humility to Slow Down

This week, we’re diving into our first value: STAY CURIOUS LONGER  Inquire and interrogate. Humility fosters learning. Failure promotes innovation.Great questions even over good answers. This value is a “practice what you preach” opportunity for u…

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5 Core Values & 3 Strategies to Leverage Your Own

At Box of Crayons, we help organizations transform from advice-driven to curiosity-led. We do our best to stay true to our values and incorporate them into our work each and every day. Our five values are:  STAY CURIOUS LONGER  Inquire
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Box of Crayons’ Top Five Webinars & Videos of 2020

If we’re being honest, we spent a lot of this year binge-watching television shows (Tiger King, anyone?). And while we resorted to Netflix a lot, that’s not all we watched. It seemed like every time we opened our inbox a
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Box of Crayons’ Top Five Podcast Episodes of 2020

In a year of isolation, podcasts offered us all a chance to connect with inspiring stories, people and conversations that matter. And there were so many good interviews offering deep dives into fascinating topics. Given what Box of Crayons does,
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Box of Crayons’ Top Five Curiosity Articles of 2020

We know you’ve heard it time and time again, but 2020 was a year that challenged everyone — and the challenges continue. We did our best to be resilient and encourage innovation. One thing we champion at Box of Crayons
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Learn Something New (Especially When You’re Afraid!)

The first week of May 2017, my son refused to get into the community pool shallow end and stand on a platform, where he was to start his first swimming lesson (to note, this was in fact the very same
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5 Difficult MUST HAVE Conversations on Your Learning Culture Journey

Learning culture. Everybody’s talking about it. Does your company have one? How do you “create” one? Who’s “in charge” of it? And, like with any corporate culture goal, the “learning culture” speak comes with a lot of jargon. Unfortunately, industry-sp…

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4 Learning and Development Secrets from a Six-Year-Old’s Homework

When my son was almost six years old and in grade one, he’d only been reading for about two and a half months. Part of his learning included nightly reading. One night, about halfway through the book, he said, “Mama,
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The Coaching Habit Included in Top Must-Read Leadership Books of 2020

Michael Bungay Stanier’s book, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever, was recently named one of the Top Must-Read Leadership Books of 2020. The list recognizes books on leadership that are “must-reads….

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You Can’t Be a Leader Without Empathy: 5 Strategies as the Pandemic Continues

Things are weird. We’re in a global communal amygdala high-jacking. The amygdala — the part of the brain involved in experiencing emotions, which triggers our fight, flight or freeze response — is in full swing! Conversely, our poor prefrontal cortex
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Is Your Organizational Culture Psychologically Safe Enough to be Curious?

I remember thinking, “I know something that she doesn’t know. I want to ask a question to make sure we aren’t about to make a costly mistake.” But I didn’t. I could have shared important data, but I didn’t want
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What is Changemaker Curiosity?

Curiosity’s bad reputation They don’t think about it as a powerful way to build individual or organizational capacities. And even as their leaders might pay lip service to the idea of having a “learning culture” or encouraging “innovation,” most busine…

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From Our CEO: We’re All In on Curiosity

Advice and assumptions are killing your company. This might not be immediately obvious to you (and apologies for stating it in such stark terms), but let that sink in for a moment. Because even if it’s exaggerated, we at Box
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