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Go Nuts And Celebrate Earth Day With Your Entire Office
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Go Nuts And Celebrate Earth Day With Your Entire Office

This Earth Day, try one of these five exciting ways to ensure maximum fun and…

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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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Here’s Why Your Team Building Events Are Falling Flat
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Here’s Why Your Team Building Events Are Falling Flat

Despite the best of intentions, locking people in a room for any period of time…

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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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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band
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Max Weinberg, The E Street Band - Chemistry, Comedy and Being in the Band

Kelly swaps stories with legendary drummer Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street…

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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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Mitch Prinstein, UNC Chapel Hill - Popular
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Mitch Prinstein, UNC Chapel Hill - Popular

Kelly talks to professor Mitch Prinstein about his new book “Popular” which looks at the…

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Judgement-less Creativity
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Judgement-less Creativity

The spirit of play develops social adaptability, ethics, mental and emotional control, and imagination.

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Cultivating Success
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Cultivating Success

Silos may, by necessity stand separately, but they must work fluidly together to attain organizational…

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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track
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Emma Seppala, Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence - The Happiness Track

Kelly talks to scholar and author Emma Seppala about the connection between happiness…

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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose
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Scott Curran, Beyond Advisers - Bill Clinton, Big Law and Purpose

Kelly talks with former Clinton Foundation General Counsel Scott Curran about social impact…

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Rodd Wagner, BI Worldwide - People Aren’t Widgets
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Rodd Wagner, BI Worldwide - People Aren’t Widgets

Kelly talks to Rodd Wagner, VP of employment engagement strategies for BI Worldwide…

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Getting Your Business Ready for a Whole New World
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Getting Your Business Ready for a Whole New World

In this uncertain climate, strong and forward thinking leadership will be more vital than ever…

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New Year's Resolution:
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New Year's Resolution: "Know Your Audience, Know Your Talent"

How well do you know your employees? And, how much are you willing to invest…

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Let's Do Trust Falls! Or, Let's Not. Ever.
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Let's Do Trust Falls! Or, Let's Not. Ever.

Everything you ever wanted to know about working with Second City Works, built from the…

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Casting Talent at The Second City
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Casting Talent at The Second City

If you want to attract the best talent, you can’t just be focused on “your”…

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The Gamification of Self-Regulation or Pokemon Go
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The Gamification of Self-Regulation or Pokemon Go

Self-regulation is the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of life’s experiences with a…

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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback
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Take the F****ing Note: Performance Feedback

Giving and receiving effective and useful feedback is a rare and wonderful thing. But it…

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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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If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Lessons from Joe Maddon
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If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Lessons from Joe Maddon

Want to lead a confident team? Lose the rules that don’t make sense, and be…

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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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Oh, to be a
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Oh, to be a "woman in leadership"...

We need to actively put women in leadership roles so we can overcome inherent bias…

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The Desperate Need for Authenticity
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The Desperate Need for Authenticity

Real authenticity has become so rare that we feel compelled to point it out and…

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Sharing Culture: Sunday Classic Movie Night
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Sharing Culture: Sunday Classic Movie Night

People often talk about “work culture” - but I suspect that many don’t really think…

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The Power of “And.”
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The Power of “And.”

Focusing on “and” rather than “but,” we are making our brains recognize duality. It is…

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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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Bad Boss: Stephen Colbert Mocks Me on National Television
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Bad Boss: Stephen Colbert Mocks Me on National Television

Some bosses don’t want to hear truth, so they create barriers to real conversations; they…

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Funny Business Lady
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Funny Business Lady

I learned from a very young age that if you could make the old men…

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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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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser
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Adam McKay: Leading Like an Improviser

Leading by following. It’s a concept that is core to improvisation. The idea is that…

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Diversity: All of Us are Better than One of Us
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Diversity: All of Us are Better than One of Us

“All of us are better than one of us.” Sales teams will only benefit if…

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