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Issue 47 - 05 | Business Improvisation: The Diving Catch of the Corporate World

By Randy Sabourin
Published June 4, 2008 8:02 p.m.
Recall that moment when you where your most creative, aware, and tuned into the world around you. Imagine how valuable it would be to harness that state of mind and apply it at will to your most stressful and challenging business situations. To shine when others collapse or choke. To take a potentially disastrous circumstance and turn it into a diving catch worthy of any sports show highlight reel. Business Improvisation is the process of accessing and applying creativity to a situation in real time. It is the ability to converge composition, creativity and execution to achieve success.


This manifesto is about applying the skill of improvisation to performance in the business world. The skills are taught in several other professions such as music, theatre, medicine, military, and EMS. There is also a growing body of research to support the premise. This is your competitive advantage when comes to thinking quickly on their feet.

About Randy Sabourin | Randy Sabourin is the founder and President of Biz Improv Inc, an organization that delivers consulting and training services focused on helping executives and sales teams elevate performance though the application of Business Improvisation. Randy sits on the board of directors of the Strategic Leadership Forum. He is also the President of the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Randy studied Jazz Composition and Improvisation at Berklee College of Music and has studied with Loose Moose Theatre Company which has helped him focus on creating learning experiences and practical applications for Business Improvisation.

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