The Creative Tapas Experiment
As you may recall from an earlier interview, Rob Poynton is an all-round good guy with a brain the size of a minor planet (he’s a guest professor at the Said Business School at Oxford University) who specializes in the use of improvisation to spur innovation, and has worked with companies such as Nike, 3M, GE, Intel, FedEx, Cisco and Mattel.
Last time we talked, Rob was in the process of putting together a unique experiment in improvisational leadership – something he called The Creative Tapas Experiment. It sounded intriguing, so I asked if he would come back and tell us about it once it was over. He said ‘Yes’, so…here he is, doing just that in the interview below.
This is a rich, rich interview for anyone interest in creative leadership. I made three pages of notes, and many of the key concepts we fleshed out have become central planks in some of the leadership work I do with teams.
As well as listening to the interview using any of the links at the bottom of this page, you can also watch Rob’s Do Lecture here.
(Running time is approximately 30 minutes.)
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