leadership

Adapt or Die

Adaptability is a key Leadership skill
by Terrill Fischer
“Never underestimate the power of improvisation to turn an unpopular change into a winning strategy.” ~ Forbes
In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt’s character ‘Billy Beane’, the General Manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team is having a frank discussion with one of his scouts about the future […]

By |September 26th, 2014|applied improv, leadership, risk taking|0 Comments

Preparation is the Key to Improvisation!

“Preparation is key to improvisation! All your experiences, your education, the people you meet, find you In The Moment.”
In 1994 I went to an improv show and it changed my life. After 20 years of learning, performing and teaching I’ve come to realize that improvisation requires preparation. Often, when I tell someone I’m off […]

Yes! And… means saying No

“Yes! And…”

Two words every improvisor strives to live by. Two words that represent one of the founding principles of improv. Two words that are given so much importance that they cannot be negotiated. We are trained to live, eat, breath and sleep “Yes!And…” We are told that saying  “No” is denying the gifts offered […]

By |February 20th, 2014|applied improv, Austin, improv, leadership, play storming|5 Comments

Four Principles Of Play That Can Transform Your Organization

 
 

“The heart of improvisation (play) is transformation” – Viola Spolin.
 

Play in organizations is only occasionally about toys, games, and funny hats. When improvisational play is embraced as an organizational mind-set, there is, quite literally, play in the system.

This kind of play is necessary in a culture that must respond to change or be able to shift rapidly […]