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Yes, And

How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration

By Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton
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Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration by Kelly Leonard & Tom Yorton

Yes, And (2015) shows you how by incorporating the techniques of improvisational comedy to the business world, you can generate better ideas and foster more effective communication, with the ultimate goal of building a team ready to meet any challenge. The authors draw on personal experience from working with leading talents such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Amy Poehler.

  • Entrepreneurs looking to expand their creative skills
  • Business leaders in search of tools to optimize creativity and collaboration
  • Fans of improvisational theatre

Kelly Leonard is the executive vice president of The Second City. Since 1988, he has fostered collaborations with Lyric Opera Chicago, the Norwegian Cruise Line and The Chicago Tribune, among other organizations.

Since becoming CEO of The Second City in 2002, Tom Yorton has applied his knowledge of improvisational comedy in his consulting work with businesses and professionals.

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