Maybe It’s Time To Accept It

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | No Comments

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  Yet giving ourself permission – or our employees permission – to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s scary to put yourself out there with the […]

Got Juice?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

People ask me all the time how I ended up doing what I do.  After all, leading programs that infuse theatre tools into leadership training isn’t something you usually find in a career guide.  It’s not a major you can sign up for in college.  It’s not an industry category.  It’s its own thing.  I’ve definitely taken the […]

Are You Boxing Yourself In?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last week I was talking with an OnStage participant originally from the UK and we got to talking about how people seemed to make decisions about who he was and what he was like as soon as he opened his mouth to speak.  They’d hear his accent and *snap* – decide.  And last night I […]

Waiting for the Muck to Settle

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 | No Comments

My life keeps dishing out proof that the more I learn, the more I realize I need to learn – and it’s a very uncomfortable place to be.  It’s so much more fun when you feel like you’ve got all the answers, don’t you think?  My husband (the innovation-guy) and I were talking about the […]

Waiting for the Muck to Settle

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 | No Comments

My life keeps dishing out proof that the more I learn, the more I realize I need to learn – and it’s a very uncomfortable place to be.  It’s so much more fun when you feel like you’ve got all the answers, don’t you think?  My husband (the innovation-guy) and I were talking about the […]

Keeping Possibility Alive in 2014

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 | No Comments

What an extraordinary site, to watch the networks flash through the New Year’s celebrations unfolding around the world.  Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Moscow, Paris, London, and of course here in New York, fireworks lit the night to mark 2014’s grand entrance.  The one night a year in which, worldwide, we’re focused on what’s possible. It’s […]

Playing it Safe

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 | One Comment

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  And we know there’s truth in Sir Ken’s statement, and yet giving permission to ourselves and our employees to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s […]