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Fearless Girl To A Fearless Improviser

We can look ahead, empowered, unafraid of failure, aware of the real, imperfect world we live in, but confident in our ability to continue to change it.

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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 to Build Connections Through Comedy in Marketing

Bumper Carroll, VP of Creative at Second City Works, joins the Content Experience Show to discuss comedy in marketing and risk-friendly environments.

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The Theory of Applied Improvisation

The Innovation Crush podcast provides all the “who-to-know” and “what-to-know” you'll ever need to know. Kelly Leonard joins long-time idea maker and host Chris Denson to talk about Second City’s evolution as a business and how improv often leads to the best innovation.

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If Comedy Is Making You Feel Bad, You’re Not Paying Attention

New York Times critic and author Jason Zinoman ultimately makes the case for the power of comedy. ("Comedy has become essential to how we see ourselves.") In the article, Second City Works is referenced as an effective, on-trend way to improve the bottom line.

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Yes, And is Zappos Approved

Zappos, the legendary online retailer, has a recommended book list for both its employees and customers. Our book, “Yes, And,” is listed alongside a bunch of terrific books about business, culture and innovation. So that’s pretty cool.

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Lead Change

Unless you’ve been smart enough to live under a rock for the past year, you know we’ve had sweeping changes in our political leadership.

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I Went Back To School And Learned How To Open A Door

It’s true – I went back to school and learned to open a door. I promise this is not a metaphor.

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How Improv Can Transform Your Creativity

I picked up the microphone and looked out at the crowd of business people, gathered in neat rows on the top floor of a Chicago skyscraper. They were here for a talk about IDEO and design thinking.

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