Episode #130: Success at Work Through Improv

With Cathy Salit, author of Performance Breakthrough

cathy salitThe relatively new science of Performative Psychology is one with which I’m quite fascinated.

It is, according to EastSideInstitute.org, “a shift from a natural science-based and individualistic approach to understanding human life, to a more cultural and relational approach.”

For 20 years, today’s guest has been creating custom workshops that artfully blend techniques from theatrical performance with this new science with dramatic results.

Cathy Salit is the CEO and founder of Performance of a Lifetime, a consulting firm specializing in helping leaders and companies with the human side of business and strategy.

She is a sought-after speaker and executive coach who has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Wired.  And, she is also the author of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work.

Listen to our chat below

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In today’s episode, Cathy and I discuss:

  • The importance of making the distinction between the idea of knowing versus growing
  • She’ll walk us through the 5 Fundamentals of Performance
  • Why many teams struggle with the same issues
  • And a lot more…”

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Cathy Salit’s Latest Book

You can order your copy of Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work right now.

Cathy in Action

Books Cathy Recommends

Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch

Let’s Develop!: A Guide to Continuous Personal Growth by Fred Newman

Cathy also mentioned Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Cathy Salit’s Resources

The best place to find out more about Cathy is at her website.

Here, you can pick up a copy of Cathy’s new book.

You might consider booking Cathy to speak at your next event.

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