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What Second City Works Taught SNL’s Chris Redd

Chris Redd is a current cast member on SNL, nationally touring stand-up comedian, and budding movie star. But a lucky few might recognize him from one of the professional gigs he did while working for Second City Works as one of our wildly talented performers.

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3 Improv Principles That Will Grow Your Business Development

There is more than one way to generate business, and Empower, an award-winning media agency, is spearheading a corporate-wide shift focused on techniques and processes from the comedic world of improv.

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The Bulls Aren’t The Only Team That Plays At The United Center

To celebrate the operational success of back-to-back events, the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, approached us to create 'The Half Daily Show', a half day professional learning and development session.

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Using Improv To Unite Your Team

As it turns out, the same old, same old won’t cut it in the workplace to inspire collaboration and engagement from your team.

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Developing Leadership Skills

Developing leadership skills, like anything else, requires practice to gain confidence and feel prepared when leader-ing in the wild.

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Is Your Workplace A Joke? A Comedy Club Might Help

Comedy clubs are more than just laugh factories these days. Increasingly they are making cameos in your office with workforce and leadership training initiatives.

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Unplug Like An Improviser

Improvisers have a knack for forgetting all about their tempestuous devil devices and staying in the present moment with their peers, thanks to a few non-battery-life-sucking-habits.

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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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