Lead with “Yes, And…”

Lead with “Yes, And…”

One of my happiest teaching memories is teaching theater and improv to 8th graders in Egypt in the late 1990s. I’ve never laughed so much while teaching in my life. One game we’d often play was built on the principle of “Yes, and…” If you aren’t familiar with this...
How to Express Appreciation

How to Express Appreciation

“The greatest need of a human being is to be understood, validated and appreciated” — Steven Covey It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, and while this isn’t a holiday that I grew up with, I do love any opportunity to luxuriate in the goodness...
What Is Domination Culture?

What Is Domination Culture?

Most of us were raised in what I like to call domination cultures. Domination cultures run on power and control, shame and blame, fear and righteousness. In these cultures, we’re conditioned to see the world through one primary (often unconscious) question: What is...