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Navigate an Uncertain World in No Uncertain Terms

Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO Lumina Foundation -
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Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO Lumina Foundation - "America Needs Talent"

"Success is never the genius inside of somebody who has thought through the entire problem.

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Jane Dutton & Monica Worline, “Awakening Compassion at Work”
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Jane Dutton & Monica Worline, “Awakening Compassion at Work”

Kelly talks to acclaimed scholars Jane Dutton and Monica Worline who show us…

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“Robert Lustig, “The Hacking of the American Mind
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“Robert Lustig, “The Hacking of the American Mind"

Kelly draws insights from Dr. Robert Lustig whose new book “The Hacking of…

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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”
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Bob Johansen, “The New Leadership Literacies”

Kelly welcomes Bob Johansen back to the show to talk about his new…

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Kathryn Minshew, The Muse - People, Purpose and Path
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Kathryn Minshew, The Muse - People, Purpose and Path

Kelly talks to Kathryn Minshew, The Founder and CEO of the online career…

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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance
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Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness - Peak Performance

Kelly talks to the authors of “Peak Performance,” Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness,…

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The Path to Creativity
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The Path to Creativity

It strikes me that the first mistake we make is to assume that there is…

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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education
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George Anders, “You Can Do Anything” - The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education

Kelly talks to Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times Bestselling author George…

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Sarah Robb O’Hagan - CEO, Flywheel Sports - Extreme You
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Sarah Robb O’Hagan - CEO, Flywheel Sports - Extreme You

Kelly connects with Sarah Robb O’Hagan whose career has included stints at Virgin,…

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Creativity is a Scared Bunny. Be a Hero and Slay the Judgement Dragon.
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Creativity is a Scared Bunny. Be a Hero and Slay the Judgement Dragon.

Judgement is most people’s fire-breathing dragon. We’re all creative, it’s the nature of being a…

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Creatively Risk It All
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Creatively Risk It All

The ability to take creative risk on any level is necessary to continue pushing the…

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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins
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Lisa Bodell, Future Think - Why Simple Wins

Kelly connects with the CEO of Futurethink and author of “Why Simple Wins,”…

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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship
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Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, ADMCI - Rediscovering Craftsmanship

Kelly talks to two entrepreneurs, Jim Jacoby and Scott Miller, who have joined forces to…

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Looking Inward and Reaching Outward
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Looking Inward and Reaching Outward

It’s so easy to say, “if I only had the time,” - but I DO…

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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird
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Seth Godin - The Value of Weird

Kelly talks to prolific author, blogger, marketer and entrepreneur Seth Godin about money,…

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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture
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Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue - Living in Outrage Culture

Kelly connects with Lauren Duca, the 26 year old columnist for Teen Vogue…

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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist
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Alan Alda - Science, Improv and A Bad Trip to The Dentist

“Ignorance was my ally as long as it was backed up by curiosity.”…

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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And
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Brené Brown, Rising Strong and Yes, And

Kelly connects with Brené Brown to talk about her latest book “Rising Strong”…

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Innovate Like a Comedy Major
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Innovate Like a Comedy Major

Don’t be fearful of the unknown. Lean into the fun of discovery.

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The Cathedral of Ensemble
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The Cathedral of Ensemble

Building great teams isn’t rocket science, but when great teams fall apart you can usually…

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There ARE Dumb Questions...and They Are Important.
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There ARE Dumb Questions...and They Are Important.

When someone asks any question at all - especially a "dumb" one - they are…

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Learn to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
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Learn to be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Improvisors practice to work through the fear of the unknown and to embrace the possibility…

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Forging Fearlessness
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Forging Fearlessness

Develop the ability to respond quickly when things don’t go as originally planned while still…

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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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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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Training Creativity: The Scientists Say Improvise
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Training Creativity: The Scientists Say Improvise

There are many skeptics out there who scoff at the idea of “training” creativity. More…

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Creativity Is Not Magic
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Creativity Is Not Magic

All of us have bouts of creativity just as we all experience lulls of inertia.

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Getting Unstuck
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Getting Unstuck

The vast majority of individuals work to earn. Their jobs don’t inspire or ignite them;…

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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle
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The Last Mile? Try Starting in the Middle

In improvisation, “start in the middle” is a suggestion that you begin in action, with…

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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part Two
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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part Two

Some of our greatest successes at Second City were born of epic failures.

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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One
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Framing Your Hate Mail - Part One

Great work emerges from very messy places - filled with painful rhymes, incoherent sub-plots and…

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The Freedom to Fail
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The Freedom to Fail

The failures, the mistakes, the losses - they are all part of cartography for the…

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The Room Where It Happens
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The Room Where It Happens

I think most of us want to be in the room where it happens. Which…

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What David Bowie Teaches Us About Originality
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What David Bowie Teaches Us About Originality

Originality requires failure and an individual’s resilience to not allow that failure to squash future…

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