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Stepping Outside the Box: Some Additional Thoughts – Part IIRobert Brooks, Ph.D.

This will be my last article until September. I want to wish my readers a relaxing summer and to mention that in addition to all of my previous articles being posted on my website, some other articles are on the and websites. I received many responses to last month’’s article about thinking outside the box and thus, as I have done with other topics in which there was great reader interest, I decided to expand on last month’’s theme in this article. Several readers sent me examples of instances in which they had successfully stepped outside the box and changed their typical scripts. One person offered an interesting idea. She wrote, “”I really appreciate the anecdotes about thinking out of the box. Maybe you could solicit your readers to send in their stories that they could share with the rest of us. It sure would help out the ‘creatively challenged’ among us.”” I think this is an excellent idea. If you have examples of times that you or others you know have donned a creative cap and deviated from usual ways of thinking and behaving to deal more effectively with a problem or issue, please e-mail me with

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