Second City’s 25 Lessons for Improving Creativity and Collaboration

Feb 10, 2015


Joined by Chicago Tribune chief theater critic and Sunday columnist Chris Jones, Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton discussed their experiences in helping unleash creativity in the corporate setting as well as their new book, “Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses ‘No, But’ Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration.” In the video below, “Yes, And” Leonard & Yorton offer their insights on how to improve communication and teamwork.

Source: Chicago Tribune

About the book

“Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration” (HarperBusiness) is about all of the powerful, yet unrecognized, applications of improv in our everyday lives. From building a cohesive ensemble to engaging the audience.

Filled with examples of how corporations like Clorox, Farmers Insurance, and Norwegian Cruise Line have flourished using the rules of improvisation, how companies like Google are actively looking for employees with improv skills (“ability to process on the fly,” “at ease creating space for others to contribute”…), and with the sense of humor you’d expect from The Second City, Leonard and Yorton offer a unique look into their innovation laboratory where individuals and organizations routinely churn out the unexpected and unusual connections that lead to creative breakthroughs and paradigm shifts.

Read more from the interview with Chris Jones here

Click here to order your copy of ‘Yes, And”