More lessons from improv

I’ve written before there’s much to learn from improv and I recently stumbled across more wisdom:

“If an improviser is stuck for an idea, she shouldn’t search for one, she should trigger her partner’s ability to give ‘unthought’ answers…”

“If you don’t know what to do in a scene, just say something like “Oh my god! What’s that?”

Keith Johnstone

For you leaders and change makers reading this post, it’s a welcome reminder that we don’t need to have all the answers.

That is to say: when we feel stuck, we can relinquish the need to be right or seen as smart and instead, embrace our curiosity.

We can ask questions of those around us.

“What do you think?” and “what am I missing?” are good places to start.