Monday Morning Motivator: "Yes, and…"

Joe Pine was the co-author, along with Jim Gilmore, of one of my favorite business books of all time, The Experience Economy. In this clip, he discusses and plays the improvisational “Yes, and…” game. Please watch:


While the “Yes, and…” exercise is a foundation for successful improvisational theater, the same rules apply to the practice of leadership. Listening and building on the conversation will more often than not lead to innovative solutions, create a positive outcome and build stronger relationships. Give it a try!

Now you say… “Yes, and…”

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Motivator: "Yes, and…"”

  1. I have been using this technic 2 years ago. It’s pretty good one. You can easily spot someone who you could work with, if when sharing and idea adds an “yes, and”, instead of a “but..”

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