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Stacey's Reading List...


"Tribe of Mentors" by Timothy Ferriss

"Shortcut" by John Pollack 

"Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein

"Several Short Sentences About Writing" by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"The Birkman Method - Your Personality at Work" by Sharon Birkman Fink and Stephanie Capparell

"Creative Intelligence" by Bruce Nussbaum 

"Improv Wisdom" by Patricia Ryan Madson

"Training To Imagine" by Kat Koppett

"Quiet" by Susan Cain

"Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson

"A Whole New Mind" by Daniel H. Pink

"Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman 

"Rework" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson  

"The Leadership Pipeline" by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel  

"Life:  Selected Quotations" by Paulo Coelho 

"Deep Change" by Robert Quinn

"The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz  

"The Way of the Shepherd" by Dr. Kevin Leman and William Pentak  

"Developing the Leader Within You" by John Maxwell  

"Mr. Peabody's Apples" by Madonna

"Orbiting the Giant Hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie




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We don’t think ourselves into a new way of acting; we act ourselves into a new way of thinking.

“Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation.”  Author and translator Gregory Rabassa offers this insight, as shared by comedian Chris Bliss is his recent talk titled Comedy is Translation

Improvisational comedy offers the ultimate training platform for a cultivation of “translation”, since translation of scene, persona, perspective, and emotion are all found there.  It’s a playground for your mind, body, and soul.  It’s about a different way of seeing and ultimately being in the world. 

I share improvisational techniques with Clients to help them:

=>  Find their own unique voice

=>  Create executive presence

=>  Share compelling stories

=>  Increase divergent problem solving skills

Chris ends his ted-talk with a challenge:  “take a little time each day to practice thinking funny, because you might just find the question that you’ve been looking for.” 

In other words, where are you in “translation”…?


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