Or 2018 is LISTEN I need to Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security What to Do About It listen to my husband instead of asking him to repeat himself because I was doing something on my phone I need toisten to the inner voice in my head warning me that something feels wrong Listening is such a huge skill that you can apply everywhereDeep istening is essential to improvisation It #IS ALSO CRITICAL IN MANY PARTS OF BUSINESS FROM #also critical in many parts of business From situations
employee evaluations to brain storming and In other words the care and feeding of our istening muscle is absolute priority for anyone who wishes to create communicate Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention lead or manage effectively 8% progress of audioSheldon Patinkin sp who has worked as a director and teacher at Second City for than fifty years puts interesting spin on the axiom you re only as strong as you re weakest member He offers that at Second City your ensemble is only as good as its ability to compensate for its weakest member The difference is that in our case the weakness is put back on the ensemble rather than the individual 337% progress of audioI kept pausing to write down good oneiners ike theseChange initiatives reuire real behavior changes Before people can change behaviors they have to change their attitudes Sometimes being a good boss means getting out of the wayThe best contemporary eaders are skilled at operating in an ever shifting dynamic that allows them to shift as well Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education letting the most knowledgeable staff members take center stage when necessary and assuming direct control of the environment when it s called for Interestingly studies show that these traits are found in women than in men A study ineadership in 2011 Although males have a much higher percentage of the top Where Robot Mice Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns leadership positions out of the 15 functions ofeadership effectiveness females were rated positively in 12 of them women outscore men in Cruise Control leadership effectiveness This is due primarily to a change ineadership styles Moving from a command and control style of eadership to a collaborative model plays to women s strengths Women are better isteners better at building relationships and collaborative and that makes them better adapted to the demands of modern City Limits leadership 883% progress of audioAnyone who is a parent or is in a relationship knows exactly what we are talking about According to Forbes columnist Glenn Llopis 85% of what we know weearn through istening and 45% of our workdays are spent istening Yet humans only isten at a 25% comprehension rate More alarming only 2% of professionals have actually taken any formal training in istening skills 91% progress of audio We have a Culture and Enchantment listening problem In our world in our country in our places of business and in our homes Why Because we don t practice what we aren t taught Sure we are told toisten by our parents and our teachers but despite the fact that istening is the primary means by which we earn we ve never been given the tools to develop our D DAY Through German Eyes 2 listening skills 917% of audio progressI mean everyone deals with people We all need toisten and relate better with others in our families our jobs and everyday interactions This book speaks to so many of those things in such a simple way It came to me at the right time in my Baroque Personae life and I know that Il be re reading it in the future HIGHLY RECOMMENDThanks to San Diego County Library for the digital audio version via OverDriveAudio 7 hours 19 minutes Summary If you re Democratic Art looking for books on how to get your team to be creative this shouldikely be on the Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? list I know aot 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 and response that allows you to disagree If you re 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 a tide Indeed I find that the agreeing it a tide can be extremely alienating for people that have an introverted or slightly slower twitch thinking process ie people that would not be good at improvAll and all a great book to read for perspective and ideas on how to communicate effectively It s good Mine will be bette. 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 eadership roleFor than two decad. ,TO EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS TO BRAIN STORMING
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bigger and better business books in a skin of self promotion If you can see past the name dropping on every other page the underlying content is somewhat enjoyable This was a very different take on eadership from the perspective of improvisation I d attended a session at PLA one year that had us do Yes And exercises it s uite a challenging mindset to put yourself into when you re used to saying NO most of the time Reading this book helped me put it in perspective and I think now I m better euipped to embrace the philosophy Not sure I d survive the don t say NO for an entire day concept I might explode the way one of the examples did in the bookThere was a Codependent Forevermore: The Invention of Self in a Twelve Step Group lot of name dropping but I wrote it off to the authors need to prove their credentials There are aot 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 they really know their stuff If you want to help improve your work relationships have fun in your job and be creative and innovative to help advance you business and career start here Highly recommended The title of this book comes from the basic concept behind improvisational theater Yes and In other words one actor invents a Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust line on the spotike Wow Look at all those stars The other actor has to come up with an instant response by agreeing to the scenario and adding to it For example he might say Yeah Things sure Conscience and Memory look different up here on the moon Once you become aware of Yes and youl see actors on talk shows doing it all the time Stephen Colbert does it with Jon Batiste at the opening of every show but as Batiste is a musician and not an actor you can tell #when he gets flummoxed by the curve balls Colbert throws him The actors Colbert interviews fare betterBut this book #he gets flummoxed by the curve balls Colbert throws him The actors Colbert interviews fare betterBut this book t meant for actors it s but for businesspeople Yes and is the antidote to that idea killing euivalent of most business meetings No but We should do X No but Y And then nothing gets done Considering that our courts follow the adversarial model our elections are mudslinging contests and our classrooms in claiming to teach critical thinking end up feeling Pansy Vol. 6 like dens of one upmanship I think the collaborative approach of Yes and would be a welcome cultural change But as much as Iove the concept I did find my mind wandering in spots Part of the problem is that the book was written for employers and I m an employee Also while it was fun to read about the improv exercises and Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods learn what skills they re meant to develop actually practicing the exercises would have made the book meaningful I did one exercise with my mother who pointed out that I was saying Yes but not Yes and In other words Yes you re right about X but you re wrong about Y I guess my critical side needs some tamingOverall Ioved the main esson of this book but I got the feeling that an article would have been enough to do the subject justice Some of the success stories the authors cited came across as self promoting filler So good book but not uniformly compelling Or perhaps thatFROM BIGGER AND BETTER BUSINESS BOOKS
s just me saying Yes but again Just finished reading this book for my second timejust me saying Yes but again Just finished reading this book for my second time 3 years since I first read it I found the book to be eually as inspiring as the first time reminding me of so many powerful concepts of eadership 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 respond Gain comfort with fear Follower ship is as important as Education in a New Society leadership Give and Take Adam Grant it is about the balance High performingeaders read people rooms organizations High performers know when to Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education listenead follow change on the flyI really appreciated the variety of exercises that the book introduced and the summation in the appendix that isted 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 ike 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 The Baby Swap Miracle leader and a collaborative follower Even better these ualities are fully transferable to yourife outside the office The benefits of improvisation can extend to your personal relationships whether with your partn. The Second City has aunched the careers of celebrated comic performers such as Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert and produced award winning content But it's the actual improvisational. ,
Er your family or your friendsThe biggest to creativity
Is Fear Especially The Fearfear especially the fear failure By deflating the negative of failure you erode fear and allow creativity to flourishMany of us believe that we are good isteners but there is a huge difference between istening to understand and istening while waiting for the chance to 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 we re concentrating hard and fully present in the moment there s no room for self consciousness or shaky nerves All your energy goes into the task at hand #In One On One Meetings #one on one meetings colleagues don t check e mail and don t answer any calls Focus on the person in front of you isten 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 respect of your colleagues it will also make it ikely 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 to spur 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 Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation 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 no from your vocabulary for just one day When you are wrong acknowledge it say you re sorry and move on Forgive yourself and forgive others Lead as you would want to beed 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 Gender Justice look good Respect don t revere Listen to the whole person Read the room Share the conversation Love your work Applaud others Say we rather than I whenever possible Consider that you might not be right Open your door Try not to work out of fear work from a sense of possibility Understand the audience you re trying to win over and give them a role Be an improviserClosingI recommend this book toeaders at every Generations and Collective Memory 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 to reinforce High Performing BehaviorTEAMS Given the association with Second City and improv comedy I was expecting a captivating book than this was It was only so so and I skimmed through the 212 pages pretty uickly There were a few interesting anecdotes but overall kind of a meh book That is until I gotiterally to the ast two pages that contain One Last List which is taped to the wall of the Second City office and is the best part of the whole book repeated below verbatimLook people in the eye when you meet themSmileDon t check your texts or e mail when someone else is talkingBe curiousTry to eliminate the word no from your vocabulary for just one dayWhen you are wrong acknowledge it say you re sorry and move onForgive yourself and forgive othersDon t be a jerk and don t abide jerksBe on timeExcel at preparationAsk yourself what is the problem you are trying to solveMake your partner ook goodRespect don t revereListen to the whole personRead the roomShare the This 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 read so much From Notes to Narrative 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 inike we should tell them about this thing but where does it go Oh just put it this section on Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America listening All that makes the book about half asong as it needs to be As a person who God's Choice: The Total World of a Fundamentalist Christian School loves improv I didearn some exercises and ways to make those accessible outside of performers and relevant to all collaborative endeavors That of course gives this book value but I m glad I didn t pay for it It s Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) like a chip bag You think you are going to get aot but most of it is just air This book came to me at just the right time I m not sure how it got on my radar but I recommended it to my ibrary for purchase and then it came up that they had added it to the collection So it was automatically checked out to me So glad it came in the first few weeks of the year I had been trying to determine what my word of the year for 2018 was going to be and while reading this book I realized that my word Process developed and honed over the years by The Second City that has become its egacy Players master an ability to co create in ensembles using philosophies that celebrate a Yes.