This paper presents a practical approach to teaching students to ‘Think Outside the Box.’ Defining a mental box as having the four constructs of Curiosity, Openness, Risk and Energy, the paper describes how these can be measured and then expanded using a series of assignments designed to increase each of the constructs. Examples of some of the assignments are given with explanations.



Charles J.F. Leflar, Ph.D., CPA, University of Arkansas
Katie L. Terrell, MBA, University of Arkansas


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