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Incompetent and fear-based managers rely on rigid scripts. Sam Wasson’s Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art provides lessons for transformational leadership. As early Improv players experimented and developed the art form, they learned the power of two … Continue reading
It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading
Whether talking about the college classroom or the corporate boardroom, conscientious nurturing of authentic relationships improves the chances for effective communication, meaningful connections and powerful creation. A major work published in 1991 on effective college teaching emphasized the importance of … Continue reading
What can you do if you want a retreat but can’t quite swing getting away from your daily routines for three or four days? I’ve often read about personal growth retreats. You know, those that offer a chance to reconnect … Continue reading
[NOTE to my readers/followers: Today marks the beginning of my 5th year writing this weekly blog. I have not missed a week in that time–and look forward to more great weeks and years ahead. Thanks for all of your support! … Continue reading
Be the person you want to be on the way to being the person you want to be! The New Year always brings calls for new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal. At the risk of adding to the cliché catalogue of … Continue reading