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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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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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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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The Cross-Armed Crowd
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The Cross-Armed Crowd

We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge other people by their actions. Good intentions…

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Affirm & Build or Yes And!
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Affirm & Build or Yes And!

The next time you find yourself faced with the unknown YES AND it. Acknowledge what…

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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It
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Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB - Leading By Owning It

Kelly sits down with Coca Cola veteran and current CEO of DDB North America, Wendy…

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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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Dick Costolo – Great Leaders are Great Listeners
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Dick Costolo – Great Leaders are Great Listeners

Kelly talks to former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about leadership, improvisation and working…

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Relinquishing Power: The Hidden Strength of “I Don’t Know”
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Relinquishing Power: The Hidden Strength of “I Don’t Know”

True leadership is about surrounding yourself with people who know what they are doing —and…

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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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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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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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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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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?
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Am I a Bad Boss? Seriously, Am I?

It's incredibly easy to judge our boss, company leaders, and everyone else for not living…

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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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Comedy is Authenticity or Astro Teller’s Rollerblades
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Comedy is Authenticity or Astro Teller’s Rollerblades

Comedy is a significant art form that allows us to speak truth to power; to…

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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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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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