Using Improv to Save the World

Using Improv to Save the World

When most of us think about improvisation, we think of theater.  We think of acting in a role that isn’t connected with reality.  We think of the need to be funny, even silly.  At best, it’s frivolous and fun.  At worst, it’s anxiety-producing.  (“She’s not going to...
Finding Home

Finding Home

When you’ve lived in in nineteen cities (in seven countries), you don’t really get the concept of “home.” People ask me where I’m from, and I don’t know how to answer. “But where do you think of as home?” they ask. And I choose whichever city...

Work for Human Beings

I’m pretty constantly on my soapbox these days, hawking a view of organizations as living systems.  Included in this new paradigm is a shift in our concept of the work contract, from one that views people as resources or assets to one that recognizes their full...