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Getting to "Yes And" : The Art of Business Improv [electronic resource].

Kulhan, Bob. (Author). Crisafulli, Chuck. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781503600959 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1503600955 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States]: Stanford University Press, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: Amidst the deluge of advice for businesspeople, there lies an overlooked tool, a key to thriving in today's fast-paced, unpredictable environment: improvisation. In Getting to "Yes And" veteran improv performer, university professor, CEO, and consultant Bob Kulhan unpacks a form of mental agility with powers far beyond the entertainment value of comedy troupes. Drawing on principles from cognitive and social psychology, behavioral economics, and communication, Kulhan teaches readers to think on their feet and approach the most typical business challenges with fresh eyes and openness. He shows how improv techniques such as the "Yes, and" approach, divergent and convergent thinking, and focusing on being present can translate into more productive meetings, swifter decisions, stronger collaboration, positive conflict resolution, mindfulness, and more. Moving from the individual to the organizational level, Kulhan compiles time-tested teaching methods and training exercises into an instrumental guide that readers can readily implement as a party of one or a company of thousands.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Creative ability in business.
Improvisation (Acting)
Communication in management.
Psychology, Industrial.
Electronic books.

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