LEADING ON YOUR FEET:
The Vital Leadership Skill of Improvisation
Leadership has never been more challenging. The pace of change keeps increasing and the ability to adapt quickly and proactively lead through uncertainty are required in today’s world. Leaders must be able to not only think but also lead on their feet.
During his career at Procter & Gamble, Andrew Tarvin found that the skills needed to succeed as an improviser were the same skills needed to succeed as a leader. By using techniques he’d learned in improvisation, he was able to build more effective teams, achieve greater results, and get promoted.
That’s because improvisation helps leaders be more agile in a time that requires quick thinking and comfort with change and ambiguity. In this engaging and thought-provoking session, Andrew shares lessons drawn from improvisers, the masters of change, to help people become the kind of leader that others eagerly follow. Leaders will gain fresh insights and practice the skills they learn, which include:
- Leaders We Admire: Attitude in Action.
- Intention vs Action: The Unleadership Gap
- Improv Tools to Improve Leadership in a VUCA World,
- Creating Psychological Safety through “Yes And”
- 5 Values of Improv Leaders: Vision, Versatility, Vulnerability, Vigor, and Velocity
When “pivoting” is part of the standard business lexicon, improvisation is a tool every leader needs. Whether you’re currently a leader or looking for ways to create an impact in your role, you’ll learn how to use improvisation techniques in order to respond nimbly to change, leverage your coworker’s strengths, and enhance your ability to connect with and influence others.