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The Link Between Empathy and Leadership Performance

What is the link between empathy and leadership performance? Find out in a new and interesting podcast with Deloitte's Kim Christfort.

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How an improv class is helping the anxious

An estimated 12% of all US adults experience social anxiety disorder at some time in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If you take the current population, that's nearly 40 million people. Find out how an improv class is helping the anxious.

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Improvised Conversations: Using Humor to Talk about Difficult Subjects

Kelly talks to Anne Libera, who runs Second City's Comedy Studies Program with Columbia College, about how humor can be a vehicle to address tricky subject matter and strengthen bonds between people, communities and organizations.

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Yes, And… 5 More Lessons In Improv-Ing Collaboration And Creativity With Second City

Second City execs Tom Yorton and Kelly Leonard do not claim their new book Yes, And will teach you how to become a world-class comedian.

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The Desperate Need For Authenticity

I had the privilege of representing Second City Works (SCW) at the Training 2016 conference this week, and a single 3-minute conversation will stay with me for quite some time.

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Just Listen

We had a client call this week for an event Second City Works is doing in New York City in a couple of months.

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Here’s Why Your Team-Building Events Are Falling Flat

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice Everything, and companies large and small are gearing up for the last quarter of the year.

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Getting Old White Guys To Come To Your Diversity Training

“Where are all the old white guys,” I blurted out, accidentally voicing what I was thinking. Everybody in the room looked at each other and grew quiet. It was a terrible question.

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