Improvisation: The Successful Leader’s Secret Weapon for Managing Teams in a Virtual Environment


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Founder and CEO, ImprovEdge
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Tue, Nov 03, 2020 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Leaders are challenged to manage change, transform teams and processes, and build talent – all without the benefit of in-person work with their teams. There’s never been a better time to be an improviser – they think on their feet, embrace change and stay positive – all characteristics shared with high performing teams as well.
In this webinar, we use improv as a way to consider adaptability and flexibility during uncertainty and bring energy and positivity to the conversation. These ideas are supported by years of research in human behavior, neuroscience. Using the virtual connection tools we have to build relationships, support and motivate your team, leaders can deepen their use of technology and how to show up with presence to build credibility and trust with their teams, clients, and colleagues.

Participants will:
  • Apply specific behaviors that make improvisers and leaders successful and build resilience for yourself and your teams
  • Practice and share ways to continue to engage with technology and effectively lead team members virtually
  • Engage in interactive exercises to develop collaboration techniques to build virtual communication interaction and confidence
  • Develop a plan to continue the learning, stay connected, and prepare for transitions

About Karen Hough

Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, a #1 Amazon bestselling author, and recipient of the Silver Stevie International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012 as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding woman-owned business and the Outstanding Women award from the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. Karen’s second award-winning book, “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever” was published by Berrett-Koehler in 2014. Her latest book focuses on using improvisation in change management and innovation, “Go with It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change,” and was published in October 2017 by the Association for Talent Development.

A graduate of Yale University, Karen’s first life was as a professional improviser and actor. She trained with Chicago’s Second City, did over 100 theatrical productions, and was featured in radio, TV and film. She lived a second life as a successful executive in network engineering. Finally, she became an entrepreneur. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands in the US and internationally. 

ImprovEdge is a government certified Women’s Business Enterprise and helps companies transform behavior through interactive training. Their client list includes NBCUniversal, JPMorgan Chase, Coach, Cardinal Health and AstraZeneca to name a few.