I’m Starting to Resent Children for Being too Wise

It was November in New York, and I was steeling myself to attend a three-day experiential conference on leadership and authority where I wouldn’t know a soul. I wondered how I would be perceived by people there. Would they see me as a leader? Would I behave as one? I hoped so. Throughout Day One, … Read More

Why Scientists Like Applied Improv: A Theory

Last spring, the New York Times wrote about the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, where Mr. Alda (and presumably others) teach improv to scientists to help them communicate better. Alda explains why: “Not jokes, not cleverness. It’s the contact with the other person.” Amen, Alan Alda! I love hearing this insight about applied improv … Read More