Do you have parasites at the office? People who take credit for other people’s efforts, or who bring snacks and coffee to meetings, but never share any ideas? Improv can help.
Use your fear as a divining rod. Do what makes you uneasy. Do the thing that scares you most, and discover new things about yourself. Just do it safely.
Even if you plan for a bushfire, it is not going to go to plan. When the wind changes direction there has to be a new plan. And when plans fail, you must improvise.
If you’re the kind of person who sometimes comes across as a bit prickly on the outside, but the people who know you think you’re sweet, you might be a “social pineapple.”
We went in hoping to help inmates find some joy and arm themselves with tools for survival on the outside. I don’t know if we succeeded.
In improv terms, is essentially “yes, anding” your face. Accepting the reality and building on it, working with what you have to make something even better.
Improv teaches you to take risks. Trying new things on a pizza, the stakes are low. But on the job, we tend not to take risks at all because if things go wrong, we get burned.
You can always tell when you see or meet someone who is truly authentic and living comfortably and openly with who they are. And usually, they’re our most favourite people to be around.
Get what you want, not by trying to be bossy, funny or cool, but by doing what’s necessary to make your whole group look good instead of just worrying about yourself.
Ambiguity is not something to be feared but a given… We never have complete and perfect information. The best way to succeed in life is to revel in ambiguity.
Our ability to observe people and situations and translate those observations into useful opportunities for personal growth and development is wonderful.
People have become so preoccupied with themselves and their phones they’re not only becoming less mindful, they’re becoming dangerously mindless.
If people keep telling you that you have a tail, sooner or later, you’re gonna have to turn around and take a look.