Laurence Steinberg, ., one of the world's leading experts on adolescence, is a Distinguished University Professor and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. He taught previously at Cornell University, the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Steinberg is the author of approximately 400 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and the author or editor of 17 books. He has been a featured guest on numerous television programs, including C BS Morning News, Today , Good Morning America , 20/20 , Dateline , PBS News Hour , and The Oprah Winfrey Show , and is a frequent consultant on adolescence for print and electronic media, including the New York Times and NPR. He has also written for the New York Times , Wall Street Journal , Washington Post , USA Today , Slate , and Psychology Today . A graduate of Vassar College and Cornell University, Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.
This is truly "thinking out of the box" as it provides an environment that uses everyone's thinking styles, rather than telling them to change their thinking style. When you tell people "to come out of the box," you are basically saying that you want them to be the same box as you. Now why would we go to all that trouble of getting a diverse workforce and then cloning everyone into the same style? When you provide a creative environment, instead of trying to change a person, you get the real person! When you get real persons into open, trusting environments with creative activities, you get radical thinking. And when you get radical thinking, you get the next great ideal for your organization!