Leadership Lesson from Stephen Colbert: "Yes, and..."
June 29, 2011
Stephen Colbert is one of my favorite comedians. I love watching The Colbert Report.
Colbert started his professional comedic career in Chicago's "Second City" improve group. In the commencement speech below Colbert offers the graduating class some words of wisdom from the world of improve theatre.
What I enjoy most about this "Yes, and" approach is that it remains openended. Improve artists who employ this strategy are able to roll with almost anything they're presented with.
What if you and your team employed the "Yes, and" approach?