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Getting Your Employees to Share Their Best Ideas on Yammer, Chatter, and Enterprise Social
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Getting Your Employees to Share Their Best Ideas on Yammer, Chatter, and Enterprise Social

People think of social work tools as great ways to share–but in fact, employees often…

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New Partnership with Second City Works and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to Study How Improvisation Can Promote Better Workplace Dynamics
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New Partnership with Second City Works and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to Study How Improvisation Can Promote Better Workplace Dynamics

"Improvisation is at the heart of everyday social interaction, whether it's adjusting to new environments,…

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Kelly Leonard | Learning Lessons Through Improv | TEDxZumbroRiver
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Kelly Leonard | Learning Lessons Through Improv | TEDxZumbroRiver

In this TedX Talk, Kelly Leonard shares the lessons he learned through improv.

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Four Improv Techniques That Can Help You Communicate Better
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Four Improv Techniques That Can Help You Communicate Better

Have you heard the one about the man who took off his pants in the…

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How the Second City is Producing the Future Stars of Improv
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How the Second City is Producing the Future Stars of Improv

While the Second City started out in 1959 as a comedy improvisation troupe, in the…

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5 Ways Improv Is Helping My Freshman Survive College

A key tenet of improvisation relates to seeing obstacles as opportunities and recognizing that change…

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The New Face of Second City

The Second City, Chicago’s renowned improv comedy theater, is famous for launching the careers of…

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Want to Get Ahead? Work on Your Improv Skills
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Want to Get Ahead? Work on Your Improv Skills

Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton of The Second City comedy theater argue that…

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Second City Goes for Guffaws in Ads
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Second City Goes for Guffaws in Ads

Advertisers cannot afford to be boring – even when their job is to put…

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Second City's Business Shorts Can Now Be Viewed On Demand
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Second City's Business Shorts Can Now Be Viewed On Demand

The cloud just got a little funnier. Today, Second City Works, the business division of The…

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What Business Can Learn From Improv Comedy
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What Business Can Learn From Improv Comedy

The improvisational theater group The Second City might be best known as the…

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How Can Comedy Help Biglaw With Issues Related to Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion?
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How Can Comedy Help Biglaw With Issues Related to Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion?

It’s no secret that America’s largest law firms are lacking in diversity. Studies have shown…

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Second City Works Receives Award From Chicago Innovation Foundation
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Second City Works Receives Award From Chicago Innovation Foundation

Second City Works, the B2B arm of the world-renowned…

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How Improv Can Transform Your Creativity
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How Improv Can Transform Your Creativity

I picked up the microphone and looked out at the crowd of…

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4 Words to Stop Using at Work Before the Year 2095
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4 Words to Stop Using at Work Before the Year 2095

At the current rate of change, the workplace will not see gender parity until the…

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Michael Lewis on Yes, And; Why You Should Read the Second City Book
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Michael Lewis on Yes, And; Why You Should Read the Second City Book

A few years ago I took my obstinate eight-year-old daughter to a training class at…

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What Improv Can Teach You About Holding Onto New Hires
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What Improv Can Teach You About Holding Onto New Hires

Your onboarding program sucks. Here are tips on keeping your new recruits on their toes,…

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Getting Your Employees to Share Their Best Ideas on Yammer, Chatter, and Enterprise Social

People think of social work tools as great ways to share—but in fact, employees often…

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What It's Like to Manage a Bunch of SNL Stars
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What It's Like to Manage a Bunch of SNL Stars

When Second City executive vice president Kelly Leonard gave Tina Fey creative space,…

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Leading Creative Minds Requires Creative Leadership
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Leading Creative Minds Requires Creative Leadership

End the fun? Nah. But leading creative minds requires creative leadership. Author Eric Weiner wrote…

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3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works
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3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works

What can leaders learn from improv comedians? For five decades, The Second City comedy theatre…

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Yes, And ... 5 More Lessons In Improv-ing Collaboration and Creativity With Second City
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Yes, And ... 5 More Lessons In Improv-ing Collaboration and Creativity With Second City

Second City execs Tom Yorton and Kelly Leonard do not claim their new book…

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How Improv Can Make You a Better Leader
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How Improv Can Make You a Better Leader

Second City, Chicago’s renowned comedy school and theater, shows that the funny business translates to…

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Live From Cigna, It's Improvisation
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Live From Cigna, It's Improvisation

Imagine all of the company executives standing arm in arm pretending to be a six-headed…

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Improv Training is Making Management Throw Away the Script
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Improv Training is Making Management Throw Away the Script

The next consultant to visit your office may not be from McKinsey. Few hard-charging business leaders have…

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