From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues
If you are not having fun, then you are the asshole. – Susan Messing A friend of mine (pictured on the right of this image) created this .gif from an opening during one of our improv shows. As I shared with others, THIS is how I feel about improv, the improv community, and my pink, … More Express – Improv Fun
The servant leader, emotional intelligence, blah blah thing has always struck me as bogus; a means to an end. – the oracle This quote is an excerpt from an email that my friend, the oracle, sent me on 2015 February 11. Also mentioned in the email was the following – “The attached article touches on … More Dabble – Is a Servant-Leader a Means to an End?
Right is always right – not simply when it’s obvious or convenient. This quote is from a friend whom I met in late 2000 through business projects. Through the years, he and I have enjoyed healthy banter on many topics. We have not always agreed with each other, and we respect each other’s perspective. Sprinkled … More Quotes – From My Friend Nicknamed “the oracle”
Fun Firsts This past Tuesday, February 10, was a day of firsts – consulting fun, puzzle fun, and grown-up headshots fun. Consulting hours. As part of Resource Catalysts (R|CAT), I completed my first billable consulting hours. I will be invoicing those hours by the end of February. My consulting work with R|CAT is more specific … More Choices – Updating Casual Headshots
I initiated Reverb – 2014 Reboot – in early December with the intention of daily writing based on prompts from a 2010 Reverb endeavor over here. Funny thing – as it goes with “Watch out what you wish for …”, it is as if a few things that were sauntering in my life just kicked … More Reverb of 2014 Reboot Will Restart