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How to build the skills and confidence of your learners

How to build the skills and confidence of your learners

Whether you are teaching online or off, there’s a crucial difference between building skills and pointing out people’s deficiencies.

Even if your approach is founded on developing what works, while alerting your learners to mistakes here and there, you may wonder what to do about students who believe you are not teaching them properly unless…

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Embracing Uncertainty

Embracing Uncertainty

Much of what happens in work, either day to day or over the length of your working life, is unpredictable. It is subject to emergence – what happens as it happens, in a space of uncertainty. There is little value in pretending you know what the result will be when you don’t. An improvisational attitude invites you to trade the illusion of control for the reality of influence.

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Why you don’t have to pretend to be a wardrobe

Why you don’t have to pretend to be a wardrobe

We are seeing a lot more articles about the use of improvisation in organisations. Much of the action is on the West Coast of the USA, especially centred on Silicon Valley. Although we are seeing more applied improvisation coming from the UK.

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Your storytelling is more than just the story

Your storytelling is more than just the story

Your storytelling is more than just the story "The art of storytelling is centred on the storyteller's involvement with character and plot. He cannot, in James Joyce's words, sit back godlike and pare his fingernails. He must have an attitude towards the contents of...

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‘Fail’ succeeds in getting the headlines

‘Fail’ succeeds in getting the headlines

‘Fail’ succeeds in getting the headlines When I mention there's a Failure Fetish, which is unhelpfully skewing the way we talk about and teach improvisation, fans of Celebrating Mistakes look affronted, as if there is no such thing. They ask where is the evidence for...

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3 ways to increase learning in organisations full of experts

3 ways to increase learning in organisations full of experts

3 ways to increase learning in organisations full of experts If you want people to learn, then those people have to accept that there are things they don’t yet know. That’s relatively easy when it’s abstract - ‘oh yes, there’s always more to learn’ - but a lot...

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