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… Continue Reading >

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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… Continue Reading >

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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… Continue Reading >

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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… Continue Reading >

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Cliched Meaning of Life

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One of the biggest keys to success is first defining what success looks like for you. But in a weird way, defining success means stepping back and contemplating the meaning of life. But what is the meaning of life? That’s exactly what I try to process in this video, where I share 100 cliches in… Continue Reading >

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