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Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And" on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And‪"‬ WGN Radio

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    • 4.9 • 59 Ratings

Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And" on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

    Getting to Yes, And… | Corey Keyes – ‘Languishing’

    Getting to Yes, And… | Corey Keyes – ‘Languishing’

    Kelly has an insightful conversation with sociologist Corey Keyes about languishing, flourishing, and mental health. His new book is “Languishing: How to Feel Alive Again in a World That Wears Us Down.”  “Games are a microcosm of adulthood.” “We humans often get fooled by feelings.”  “Acceptance needs to start with you.” 

    Getting to Yes, And… | Alison Taylor – ‘Ethics, Human Rights and a Better Way’

    Getting to Yes, And… | Alison Taylor – ‘Ethics, Human Rights and a Better Way’

    Kelly speaks to Alison Taylor, a clinical professor at NYU Stern School of Business and the Executive Director of Ethical Systems, a research collaboration of prominent business school professors working on ethical culture founded by Jonathon Haidt. They discuss her new book, “Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World.”  “We’re […]

    Getting to Yes, And… | Eric Potterat and Alan Eagle – ‘Learned Excellence’

    Getting to Yes, And… | Eric Potterat and Alan Eagle – ‘Learned Excellence’

    Kelly bridges the world of Navy Seals training and Second City improv training with performance psychologist and retired US Navy commander Eric Potterat and executive communication expert Alan Eagle. They’ve co-written a new book: “Learned Excellence: Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World’s Top Performers.” “It is the top performers’ mental approach to […]

    Getting to Yes, And… | Anne Libera – ‘Comedy Studies’

    Getting to Yes, And… | Anne Libera – ‘Comedy Studies’

    Kelly explores The Second City’s landmark college program Comedy Studies with its Director, Anne Libera. “We learn from failing as opposed to the yes/no or risk/failure binary.” “With comedy, you have to be culturally competent, you have to be aware, you have to be observational.” “Comedy is a combination of recognition, pain and distance.”

    Getting to Yes, And | Bob Sutton – ‘The Friction Project’

    Getting to Yes, And | Bob Sutton – ‘The Friction Project’

    Kelly welcomes the great Bob Sutton back to the podcast. Professor Emeritus at Stanford, Bob has a new book out called “The Friction Project” which he co-wrote with Huggy Rao.  “Piles of studies show, to do creative work right, teams need to slow down, struggle, and develop a lot of bad ideas to find a […]

    Getting to Yes, And… | W. Russell Neuman – ‘Evolutionary Intelligence’

    Getting to Yes, And… | W. Russell Neuman – ‘Evolutionary Intelligence’

    Kelly talks to W. Russell Neuman,  a specialist in new media and digital education at New York University – whose career has also taken him to MIT and the White House – to discuss his new book “Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter.”  “We are demonstrably poor at learning from our mistakes.”  “Eyeglasses and hearing […]

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

ratsofNIMH ,

Whoa, he’s a pro!

The host, Kelly Leonard, isn’t just the Mac Daddy Godfather of Second City, he’s actually a behavioral scientist. Doing research with some of the top academics in their fields. He knows everything and everyone! Oh and his own book, YES, AND, is the bomb!!

savvy_entrepreneur ,

Thought-provoking and sticks with you

I love this show! It’s both thought-provoking and often unexpectedly funny. Always informative, interesting and great topics covered. Really enjoy every episode.

HMSScott ,

Favorite podcast, period.

As the co-founder of a three-decades old media production company, an ensemble member in a Tony winning theater company and an active arts advocate, GETTING TO YES AND informs every aspect of my life and is at the top of my "must-listen" list. The show, the guests and host Kelly Leonard are steeped in humility, intelligence, vulnerability, wit and genuine collaborative spirit. Every week, GETTING TO YES AND changes the course of my life a little bit, offering me new ways to think, inviting me to adapt new perspectives, and inspiring me to take more thoughtful approaches to my work and life. And it's FUN. Subscribe, and right now.

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