Yes and…

“Would you like me to give you the formula for success? It’s quite simple. Double your rate of failure.”
Thomas J. Watson, Founder of IBM

Yes and…

What is the Creativity Level within your organization?

Innovation is high on the agenda of every company today. And once creativity training is just as high on the agenda, Innovation will follow. Innovation lies at the very heart of growth strategy. Optimizing creativity in the workplace to ensure productive and profitable innovation is, therefore, the challenge.

Yes and… is the foundation of improvisational theater. There are no “yes but,” “yes however,” “no,” “no you can’t,” “however,” “I don’t agree,” “here’s a better…,” etc. Leaders who conduct face-to-face meetings, conversations, and trainings built on the principle of Yes and… benefit from greater participation from all participants. That’s all participants.

So what is the principle of Yes and…? It is all about collaboration and building on each others ideas. It is about taking each prior input to another level. It is about taking risks without the fear of repercussions for making mistakes.

Many have learned that training in improvisational theater techniques is far more effective in developing inter-silo and intra-silo collaboration in their companies than all the traditional business school and business consultant collaboration trainings and workshops being held.

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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