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Members of the leadership team from Volaris participate in an exercise with Second City Works. (secondcity.com)

The improvisational theater group The Second City might be best known as the training ground for such talents as Tina Fey, Steve Carrell and Amy Poehler. But the group also teaches improvisation to corporations to help them make their businesses better.

Kelly Leonard, executive vice president of The Second City and Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City Works, have written a book about their work: "Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses 'No, But' Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration." They speak with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

Book Excerpt: 'Yes, And'

By Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton

Excerpted from the book YES, AND by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton. Copyright © 2014 by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton. Reprinted with permission of Harper Collins.

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This segment aired on April 2, 2015.

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