DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley

Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nancy Watt - How Improv can help us adapt

November 10, 2020 Ross Thornley + Special Guests Episode 14
DECODING AQ - Adaptability Confidence With Ross Thornley
Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Nancy Watt - How Improv can help us adapt
Show Notes

 Nancy is President of NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS, a specialized consulting and creative agency that works with all sectors exploring the social science of collaboration, communication and connection. Host Ross Thornley discusses applying improvisation techniques to modern business, psychological safety and how they are used in a work environment. The pair also talk about learning, curiosity and advice on getting out of the eco chamber we all live in using these engaging and entertaining  techniques.
Nancy is writing H.A.P.P.I.E., How to Apply Positive Psychology Improv Exercises.

Timestamps:

  •  1:08:  Background before starting NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS
  • 4:05:  Discussing improvisation and a new lens to see things
  • 12:13:  Improv in a work environment and best stories regarding it
  • 19:47:  Psychological Safety and practical tips to use it in your business
  • 22:36:  How Psychologic Safety and performance pressure relates to improv
  • 24:44:  'Passengers' who aren't creating value
  • 28:22:  Peoples incapability to unlearn and anchors
  • 31:15:  Examples Applied Improv has work well
  • 38:46:  Awareness of AQ
  • 41:16:  Social contagion and Nancy's workshop
  • 46:27:  Reading opposing thoughts and challenging the thought process
  • 48:49:  Advice on starting improv and some fun beginners games 

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