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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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Unlocking Creativity Through Improv...

The following is an excerpt from an Improve Thru Improv attendee from The Dial Corporation - A Henkel Company:

The idea of "improv" scared me to death.  I have molded myself to be ready…planned…poised. Improv takes that approach and hurls it out the window!  It unlocks a creativeness and a playfulness we forget we have.

I had fun.  A lot of fun.  I was at a loss for words, and then found them.  I had no idea what I was doing, but figured it out.  I was nervous and uneasy…and laughed through it anyway. 

I walked away much more confident in myself.  I'm not saying that the session was comfortable.  But honestly, what process that truly grows and changes us as individuals is ever really described as comfortable…?

Go see for yourself.

Jennifer Ellis | The Dial Corporation | National Business Manager | Global Sales Team 


What if you tried a "different" approach…?  

Improvisational comedy isn’t just for the clichéd extroverted funny-people.  In fact, the introverted quiet-thinkers will surprise you in astonishing ways.  Comedy transcends as it translates, which is why so many companies are merging this art form with business thinking.  

Improvisational comedy offers the ultimate platform for translating unpredictable input into scenes, persona, perspective, and emotion.  It’s a playground for the mind, body, and soul.  It’s about a different way of seeing, being in, and translating the world around us – including the world of work.

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