As comedy memoirs go, Tina Fey’s Bossypants has a ton of great management advice. Where she really excels, though, is in her essay on how improvisation can change your life and, I would add, your workplace behavior.
Here are her four rules of improvisation:
- AGREE. If your coworker says “Let’s do a news release about this,” agree, at least for starters, and see where it takes you.
- Say YES, AND. Say “let’s do a news release and share the information on social media.”
- MAKE STATEMENTS. Be a part of the solution.
- THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, only opportunities.
You can read it online at Amazon.com. It’ll take a little effort, but it’s worth it. First, go to this link. Click the “search inside this book” link below the picture of the book. Then, in the search box type
the rules of improvisation that will change your life