Wanna Boost Teamwork? Improvise Your Own Symphony

This month’s Improv Tip is from Cary Paul, Chief Improv Officer.

Teamwork:  a critical component of business and often a cause of robust challenges. When things are off, a cacophony ensues. When the right balance is achieved, beautiful music is made. Read on to learn an easy and fun improv game with the potential to promote harmony on any work team.

Improv, Inspiration, and a Dream

We first shared a longer version of this post in 2012 and thought it was worth another run. Today’s post is by Cary Paul, Chief Improv Officer.

Our best moments may come in an instant of inspiration and improvisation.  As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you may be surprised to learn his best-known speech was born in just such an instant.  

Improv Tip of the Month: What Animals Can Teach Us About Innovation

This article is from Cary Paul, our Chief Improv Officer:

There are some great lessons we business types can learn from the world of biology, one of which leads us back to the basic truth about survival: adapt or die. Read on to discover an improv favorite that offers invaluable practice with moving out of personal or organizational ruts and into positive and constructive thinking.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Improv: an Historical Combination

This post was written by Cary Paulour Chief Improv Officer (CIO)

On that hot, Washington DC day of August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was delivering a well-prepared speech. The American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement was—and still is—considered one of America’s great orators. And with good reasons: his legacy is marked by a world-changing mission, intelligent writing, and the distinctive cadence with which he enthralled listeners.