Business Improv: Experiential Learning Exercises to Train Employees to Handle Every Situation with…

Paperback | June 13, 2011

byVal Gee, Sarah Gee

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Workplace “drama” that’s productive!

The secret to business growth is right before your eyes—it’s the creativity and innovation percolating in each one of your employees every minute of every day. How do you harness it to make it work for your organization? Business Improv!

Based on the science of experiential learning, Business Improv uses improvisation activities from the theater to transform each employee into a great leader. The 75 hands-on activities in this proactive guide help you create an organization filled with people who:

  • Engage with and “own” their work
  • Generate creative ideas that drive profit
  • Build innovative teams
  • Solve problems effectively
  • Make decisions with conviction
  • Respond and adapt to change

    With Business Improv, you have the one and only tool you need to facilitate real, lasting leadership skills in every employee.

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Workplace “drama” that’s productive!The secret to business growth is right before your eyes—it’s the creativity and innovation percolating in each one of your employees every minute of every day. How do you harness it to make it work for your organization? Business Improv!Based on the science of experiential learning, Business Improv u...

Val Gee is cofounder of the global training firm MJLearning, headquartered in Chicago, and author of The Winner’s Attitude, Super Service, OPEN Question Selling, and The Customer Service Toolkit. Sarah Gee is a leadership consultant with affiliations to the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Bus...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.89 inPublished:June 13, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071768211

ISBN - 13:9780071768214

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Business Improv--The Creative Engine Behind Productivity
ACTIVITY 1'Yes and'
ACTIVITY 2Listen Actively to Understand Not Respond
ACTIVITY 3Leave Judgments Outside
ACTIVITY 4Remove The "Inner Censors"
ACTIVITY 5Loosen Up
ACTIVITY 6Be In The Moment
ACTIVITY 7 Thank You
ACTIVITY 8Your Welcome Statues
ACTIVITY 9 Accepting
ACTIVITY 10Name Game
ACTIVITY 11Interrupt Then Apologize
ACTIVITY 12 Give A Gift
ACTIVITY 13Yes, Let's
ACTIVITY 14Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
ACTIVITY 15Me, Me, Me
ACTIVITY 16Motivation and Inspiration
ACTIVITY 17Jointly Advance the Action
ACTIVITY 18Support Each Other
ACTIVITY 19Foster Inclusion
ACTIVITY 20Collaboration
ACTIVITY 21Cooperate
ACTIVITY 22Teamwork
ACTIVITY 23Build
ACTIVITY 24Discover
ACTIVITY 25Make Connections
ACTIVITY 26Drop Inhibitions
ACTIVITY 27 Flexibility
ACTIVITY 28 Adaptability
ACTIVITY 29Removing The Blocks
ACTIVITY 30 Uncover The Resistance
ACTIVITY 31 100% Commitment
ACTIVITY 32 Share Your Story
ACTIVITY 33Fly
ACTIVITY 34Trust & Confidence
ACTIVITY 35Honest Dialogue
ACTIVITY 36NOW Notice
ACTIVITY 37Listen Up.Listen!
ACTIVITY 38Respond Instead of React
ACTIVITY 39Maintain Focus
ACTIVITY 40Set Specific Intention
ACTIVITY 41 Some Choices Are Better Than Others
ACTIVITY 42You Are Creative
ACTIVITY 43Innovative Thinking
ACTIVITY 44Generate New Ideas
ACTIVITY 45Take Risks
ACTIVITY 46Spontaneity
ACTIVITY 47Present Without Scripting and Think on Your Feet
ACTIVITY 48Interact Without Fear
ACTIVITY 49Emotional Improv-intelligence
ACTIVITY 50Conflict Resolution
ACTIVITY 51Getting Back Up
ACTIVITY 52Address The Issues
ACTIVITY 53Handle Crisis With Speed
ACTIVITY 54Create Shared Understanding
ACTIVITY 55Protect and Nurture
ACTIVITY 56Utilize Others
ACTIVITY 57Construct Your Atmosphere
ACTIVITY 58 Attitudes and Emotions
ACTIVITY 59 The Game of Status
ACTIVITY 60Remove Status
ACTIVITY 61Hierarchy
ACTIVITY 62What's Important
ACTIVITY 63You Can Do This
ACTIVITY 64Your Best Self
ACTIVITY 65Fire Up