"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein (The genius professor was right, but perhaps someone should have bought him a comb.) In order to have effective governance skills, government officials must be able to listen organically, navigate change wisely and be flexible in creative problem solving. Listening is about really taking in what... Read more »
Posts Tagged: improv
No one should go into government service without the sense of humor that comes with the ability to laugh at themselves.
We all know what improv is. It’s a form of acting where actors create scenes and characters on the spot, generally inspired by one word or a simple phrase. But how does improv relate to what you do every day at work? And what lessons can you learn from improv as a government employee? One of... Read more »
Last night, I sat on the floor pretending to be a sheep. No, that is not the punch line to a horrible joke. It is my life. Well, my life recently. You see, eight weeks ago, I embarked on a transformative experience. I entered the world of the uninhibited, the unplanned, the unhindered – the... Read more »
Did you know that public speaking is the number one fear in America? Death is second. No, I am not kidding. When comedian Jerry Seinfeld heard that stat he noted that for the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy. While Seinfeld... Read more »
It's that time of year again! The next two days we'll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL's Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. NextGen Interactive Workshop: [email protected] Speaker John Windmueller Organizational Training Manager of [email protected] Washington Improv Theater (WIT) “Improv skills are life skills” Smiles everywhere.... Read more »