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This article is by Jesse Scinto, a lecturer in Columbia University's Strategic Communications programs.
The next consultant to visit your office may not be from McKinsey.
In a business world that's more uncertain than ever it pays to be able to think on your feet.
What can leaders learn from improv comedians?
Tech workers are taking lessons in how to be spontaneous, and the comedy classes are causing quite a scene around Silicon Roundabout.
PATRICIA RYAN MADSON
Stanford Professor Emerita
interviewed by Suvi Koivusalo
“Engineers, probably more than anybody else, need improv to get out of their linear minds”.
"University administrations are coming to understand that we’re not going to get through the 21st century unless we find ways to help students exercise their creative imagination.”
Patricia Ryan Madson is a Professor Emerita at Stanford University, where she began teaching in 1977. She’s the pioneer of teaching improvisation skills to students from various disciplines.
Patricia is the author of Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up - and currently teaches at Stanford’s Continuing Studies.
Interview recorded in 2019.