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teamwork

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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Shane Snow -
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Shane Snow - "Dream Teams"

"As human beings, we have this innate fear of difference. We don't do well or…

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What’s The Best Way to Collaborate and Connect With Team Members? Throw a Pizza Party, and Here’s Why…
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What’s The Best Way to Collaborate and Connect With Team Members? Throw a Pizza Party, and Here’s Why…

By  TJ Medel – Second City Works Facilitator Let’s be real for a minute. It’s…

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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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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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If You Build It, They Will Come. So We Hope.
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If You Build It, They Will Come. So We Hope.

We believe that corporate America needs to know that work can be better. Our new…

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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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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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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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I Was Replaced 3 Months into My New Job
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I Was Replaced 3 Months into My New Job

I was focused on my idea, not the right idea. And the right idea results…

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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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How a Clap is Conquering My Most Recent Failure; Addiction
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How a Clap is Conquering My Most Recent Failure; Addiction

How often in our work do we actually give someone our undivided attention?…

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Just Listen
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Just Listen

It takes work to be a good listener. But the results are so worth it.

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I Work With a Bunch of Failures
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I Work With a Bunch of Failures

By developing a culture of authenticity, companies can improve manager-employee relations, respond to change, and…

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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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