Kelly Leonard Ð 7 Read & DownloadThis book has so much good insight into how and why seven elements of improv can improve your business and build better teams I just wish it didn t ead so much like a marketing tool for Second City Some of the case studies presented seems highly
relevant to the element being put forth but others seemed shoehorned in like we should tell them aboutto the element being put forth but others seemed shoehorned in like we should tell them about thing but where does it go Oh just put it this section on listening All that makes the book about half as long as it needs to be As a person who loves
I did learn some and ways to "MAKE THOSE ACCESSIBLE OUTSIDE OF PERFORMERS "those accessible outside of performers Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! relevant to all collaborative endeavors That of course gives this book value but I m glad I didn t pay for it It s like a chip bag You think you are going to get a lot but most of it is just air There are a lot of books out there about improv but very few good ones on how to apply the principles in your work and career This one fills that gap with an easy conversational style I have worked with both Kelly and Tom at the Second City and theyeally know their stuff If you want to help improve your work Cannibal relationships have fun in your job and be creative and innovative to help advance you business and career start here Highlyecommended Summary If you Mastered (The Enforcers, re looking for books on how to get your team to be creative this should likely be on the list I know a lot of the elements to be true Yes and vs No but is all the difference in communication While the book is excellent for advice on brainstorming and collaboration I think at times it assumes always the best of intentions In work settings there are an array of things that people are trying to accomplish There is a section where they even discuss this a bit ie the Yes andesponse that allows you to disagree If you e working with people who already has an established common goal and good intentions then yes and can be fabulous I think if you ve got a harrier situation than that you have to marry when to use Yes and and other methods of salesmanship I docked it 2 stars because at times I felt the book was slightly too self aggrandizing Yes they deserve praise for their work and yes much of the work is ubiuitous it is also true that there are some basic assumptions involved Leadership isn t always about getting along Sometimes there should be creative tension vs simply everyone agreeing into. The Second City has launched the careers of celebrated comic performers such as Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert and produced award winning content But it's the actual improvisational. A tide Indeed I find that the agreeing itImprov I Did Learn Some
a can be extremely alienating for people that have an introverted or slightly slower twitch thinking process ietide can extremely alienating for people that have an introverted or slightly slower twitch thinking process ie that would not be good at improvAll and all a great book to ead for perspective and ideas on how to communicate effectively Just finished Alter Ego reading this book for my second time nearly 3 years since I firstead it I found the book to be eually as inspiring as the first time eminding me of
*so many powerful *many powerful of leadership and high performing organizations specifically Communication as an operational imperative Break down Organizational Silos Failure as a driver of success so many similarities with Lean Startup Listening and Empathy A culture of building on people s ideas How to foster a culture of creativity Ability to think fast adapt and espond Gain comfort with fear Follower ship is as important as leadership Give and Take Adam Grant it is about the balance High performing leaders Uncommon Wisdom read peopleooms organizations High performers know when to listen lead follow change on the flyI eally appreciated the variety of exercises that the book introduced and the summation in the appendix that listed each exercise and its purpose I can see a wide host of applications for organizations to play with these exercisesFavorite uotesIt is common knowledge that diet and exercise are keys to staying physically healthy but practicing improvisation is like yoga for your professional development a solid strengthening workout that improves emotional intelligence teaches you to pivot out of tight and uncomfortable spaces and helps you become both a compelling leader and a collaborative follower Even better these ualities are fully transferable to your life outside the office The benefits of improvisation can extend to your personal elationships whether with your partner your family or your friendsThe biggest threat to creativity is fear especially the fear of failure By deflating the negative power of failure you erode fear and allow creativity to flourishMany of us believe that we are good listeners but there is a huge difference between listening to understand and listening while waiting for the chance to Art respondTeam before Self What improvisation does in its most simple form is to take the focus off ourselves and allow us to dial down our personal judgment When wee conc. Process developed and honed over the years by The Second City that has become its legacy Players master an ability to co create in ensembles using philosophies that celebrate a Yes. .
Entrating hard and fully present in the moment there s no oom for self consciousness or shaky nerves All your energy goes into the task at hand In one on one meetings with colleagues don t check e mail and don t answer any calls Focus on the person in front of you listen to what they are saying as well as to what they are not saying Creating a space where a fully engaged conversation can take place is part of staying in the moment This will not only earn you the espect of your colleagues it will also make it likely that they will choose to engage and confide in you giving you a decided edge in your organizationIt may be surprising to some but being a good ensemble member or a
good teammate or a good colleague is an excellent way toteammate or a good colleague is an excellent way to personal growthOne tenet we take extremely seriously at The Second City is always take care of your partner It means that we take great care to support our cast members not judge them It means we work together onstage and offFinal words to live byLook people in the eye when you meet them Smile Don t check your texts or e mail when someone else is talking Be curious Try to
*eliminate the word *the word from your vocabulary for just one day When you are wrong acknowledge it say you e sorry and move on Forgive yourself and forgive others Lead as you would want to be led Don t be an asshole and don t abide assholes Be on time Excel at preparation Ask yourself what is the problem you are trying to solve Make your partner look good Respect don t No Biggy! revere Listen to the whole person Read theoom Share the conversation Love your work Applaud others Say we Crush It! rather than I whenever possible Consider that you might not beight Open your door Try not to work out of fear work from a sense of possibility Understand the audience you Attracting Birds to Your Backyard re trying to win over and give them aole Be an improviserClosingI Deep Listening recommend this book to leaders at every level There is something in this book for everyone from the most senior executive to the newest team member This book does a fantastic job of explaining the importance of culture how to create it and tools exercises toeinforce High Performing BehaviorTEAMS This book is simply a Bird-by-Bird Gardening regurgitation of information from bigger and better business books wrapped in a skin of self promotion If you can see past the name dropping on every other page the underlying content is somewhat enjoyabl. And approach They embrace authenticity and failure and espouse the idea of following the follower which allows any member of the team to assume a leadershipoleFor than two decad.