Playing at work is more than just fun

Many organizations intentionally blur the lines between play and work, and use gamification as a way to learn new skills and spark curiosity.  Playing at work is more than just fun, it’s an exploration. Inspire Cards is an example of a product that can help you play more at work. Inspire’s motto is Play along… Read more

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New Year, Same You (But Better)

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It’s the beginning of January, which means that people are doing two things: Making new resolutions. Writing the wrong year on things. I’ve written in the past about resolutions, including why resolutions suck but why you should make them anyway and how to keep your resolutions, but the important thing to remember is that resolutions don’t… Read more

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The What of Work

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We’ve talked previously about how humor is a skill. It’s an ability you can learn, and one you get better at through practice and repetition. Humor is also a mindset. It’s a way of seeing the world. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Because the what of work doesn’t really change… Read more

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You Get What You Ask For

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One of the many lessons I’ve learned from improvisation is that you get back what you put out there. I first learned this in the context of energy and enthusiasm; the more fun you’re willing to put into a show or exercise, the more fun you’ll get back. When I do an event and come out with… Read more

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Why Leaders Need Improv

In a world that is constantly (and rapidly) shifting, leaders have to be adept at not only reacting to, but leading through change. And what better way to learn how to manage change than from the masters of adapting to the moment: improvisers. What can leaders learn from improv, in addition to yes and? Take… Read more

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