Yes And

The first rule in improv is to always move the scene forward with “yes” or “and.” I guess this is a bit like what we taught our children when they were young… that conversation moved forward when they tossed the conversational ball to someone else rather than keeping it.

My friend Michele Woodward wrote about this recently in her excellent coaching blog, in a post called “Living on the Contribution Side,” linked here: http://mwcoachingblog.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html

And I’ve been struck by how great it is to encounter those “yes, and” people instead of the “it can’t be done” or “you can’t get there from here” sorts of folks.

In a recession, or in life’s normal, challenging days, we all need to hear, “Yes.”   Worst case scenario is that you can figure out the next steps together!

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~ by Cary on March 5, 2009.

One Response to “Yes And”

  1. Thanks for the shout out, sister!

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