Yes And

Yes  And
Author: Kelly Leonard,Tom Yorton
Publsiher: HarperBusiness
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN: 9780062248541
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes And Book Excerpt:

Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The rules for leadership and teamwork have changed, and the skills that got professionals ahead a generation ago don’t work anymore. Now The Second City provides a new toolkit individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Based on eight principles of improvisation, Yes, And helps to develop these skills and foster them in high-potential leaders and their teams, including: Mastering the ability to co-create in an ensemble Fostering a “yes, and” approach to work Embracing failure to accelerate high performance Leading by listening and by learning to follow Innovating by making something out of nothing Yes, And is a must-read for professionals and organizations, helping to develop the invaluable leadership skills needed to succeed today.

Yes And

Yes  And
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes And Book Excerpt:

Improv for Democracy

Improv for Democracy
Author: Don Waisanen
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1438481179
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improv for Democracy Book Excerpt:

Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs. While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of our time, many programs seeking to bridge differences between citizens draw from the surprising field of improvisational theater. Improv trains people to engage with one another in ways that promote empathy and understanding. Don Waisanen demonstrates how improv-based teaching and training methods can forward the communication, leadership, and civic skills our world urgently needs. Waisanen includes specific exercises and thought experiments that can be used by educators; advocates for civic engagement and civil discourse; practitioners and scholars in communication, leadership, and conflict management; training and development specialists; administrators looking to build new curricula or programming; and professionals seeking to embed productive, sustainable, and socially responsible forms of interaction in and across organizations. Ultimately this book offers a new approach for helping people become more creative, heighten awareness, think faster, build confidence, operate flexibly, improve expression and governance skills, and above all, think and act more democratically. Don Waisanen is Professor of Communication at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the author of Political Conversion: Personal Transformation as Strategic Public Communication.

How to Care More

How to Care More
Author: Miranda Campbell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1538145065
Category: Caring
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Care More Book Excerpt:

How to Care More offers a definition of care based in relational action, highlighting care as an umbrella concept that can catalyze personal and social change. Each chapter provides an overview of one skill to practice caring more, including listening, consent, collaboration, and cultivating inclusion, love, and resilience.

The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook
Author: Matt Fotis,Siobhan O'Hara
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1317390172
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comedy Improv Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

Drama for the Inclusive Classroom

Drama for the Inclusive Classroom
Author: Sally Bailey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN: 1000367584
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drama for the Inclusive Classroom Book Excerpt:

Incorporate drama and improvisation into your classroom to build confidence, support social-emotional learning, and engage every student in the curriculum. This book’s detailed and easy-to-implement chapters walk you through using drama to develop critical listening and communication skills, conflict resolution abilities, behavior regulation, and even grow new skills in math, literature, geography, and more! Each chapter builds on the skills learned in previous lessons, allowing you to increase the complexity as students progress. Designed for use with inclusive classrooms as well as dedicated special education programs, this guide features adaptable activities to include students at every ability level.

Applied Improvisation

Applied Improvisation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN: 1350014389
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Improvisation Book Excerpt:

This collection of Applied Improvisation stories and strategies draws back the curtain on an exciting, innovative, growing field of practice and research that is changing the way people lead, create, and collaborate. Applied Improvisation is the umbrella term widely used to denote the application of improvised theatre's theories, tenets, games, techniques, and exercises beyond conventional theatre spaces, to foster the growth and/or development of flexible structures, new mindsets, and a range of inter and intra-personal skills required in today's volatile and uncertain world. This edited collection offers one of the first surveys of the range of practice, featuring 12 in-depth case studies by leading Applied Improvisation practitioners and a foreword by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson. The contributors in this anthology are professional Applied Improvisation facilitators working in sectors as diverse as business, social science, theatre, education, law, and government. All have experienced the power of improvisation, have a driving need to share those experiences, and are united in the belief that improvisation can positively transform just about all human activity. Each contributor describes their practice, integrates feedback from clients, and includes a workbook component outlining some of the exercises used in their case study to give facilitators and students a model for their own application. This book will serve as a valuable resource for both experienced and new Applied Improvisation facilitators seeking to develop leaders and to build resilient communities, innovative teams, and vibrant organizations. For theatre practitioners, educators, and students, it opens up a new realm of practice and work.

God Improv and the Art of Living

God  Improv  and the Art of Living
Author: MaryAnn McKibben Dana
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1467450553
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Improv and the Art of Living Book Excerpt:

“We’re all improvisers,” says MaryAnn McKibben Dana, whether we realize it or not. In this book McKibben Dana blends personal stories, pop culture, and Scripture into a smart, funny, down-to-earth guide to the art of living. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom through seven improv principles, she helps readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to play—even (especially) when life doesn’t go according to plan.

Funology 2

Funology 2
Author: Mark Blythe,Andrew Monk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN: 331968213X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funology 2 Book Excerpt:

How should we understand and design for fun as a User Experience? This new edition of a classic book is for students, designers and researchers who want to deepen their understanding of fun in the context of HCI. The 2003 edition was the first book to do this and has been influential in broadening the field. It is the most downloaded book in the Springer HCI Series. This edition adds 14 new chapters that go well beyond the topics considered in 2003. New chapter topics include: online dating, interactive rides, wellbeing, somaesthetics, design fiction, critical design and participatory design methods. The first edition chapters are also reprinted, with new notes by their authors setting the context in which the 2003 chapter was written and explaining the developments since then. Taken with the new chapters this adds up to a total of 35 theoretical and practical chapters written by the most influential thinkers from academia and industry in this field.

Performance Breakthrough

Performance Breakthrough
Author: Cathy Rose Salit
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 0316382477
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Breakthrough Book Excerpt:

Break through to your peak performance! Whether you're navigating your way on a new team, expanding your leadership role, or just trying to get heard in a meeting, you're facing the kind of workplace challenge we all run into sooner or later: you need a new performance. In Performance Breakthrough, Cathy Salit presents the revolutionary strategies that she's proven successful through over twenty years' experience custom-creating workshops for powerhouse clients including American Express, Nike, Coca-Cola, and DIRECTV. Artfully blending techniques from theatrical performance with the new science of performative psychology, Salit guides readers through forging new relationships guaranteed to yield greater success and satisfaction. Performance Breakthrough outlines proven techniques, including taking an emotional inventory; crafting new scripts for greater confidence, stronger relationships, and better outcomes; building ensembles; improvising; and listening -- really listening -- including accepting others' criticism and input. No matter what your challenge, Salit's innovative philosophy, case studies, practical exercises, and inspiring advice will help you deliver your own top performance.

Philosophy of Improvisation

Philosophy of Improvisation
Author: Susanne Ravn,Simon Høffding,James McGuirk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1000399141
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Improvisation Book Excerpt:

This volume brings together philosophical and interdisciplinary perspectives on improvisation. The contributions connect the theoretical dimensions of improvisation with different viewpoints on its practice in the arts and the classroom. The chapters address the phenomenon of improvisation in two related ways. On the one hand, they attend to the lived practices of improvisation both within and without the arts in order to explain the phenomenon. They also extend the scope of improvisational practices to include the role of improvisation in habit and in planned action, at both individual and collective levels. Drawing on recent work done in the philosophy of mind, they address questions such as whether improvisation is a single unified phenomenon or whether it entails different senses that can be discerned theoretically and practically. Finally, they ask after the special kind of improvisational expertise which characterizes musicians, dancers, and other practitioners, an expertise marked by the artist’s ability to participate competently in complex situations while deliberately relinquishing control. Philosophy of Improvisation will appeal to anyone with a strong interest in improvisation, to researchers working in philosophy, aesthetics, and pedagogy as well as practitioners involved in different kinds of music, dance, and theater performances.

Design Thinking in Play

Design Thinking in Play
Author: Alyssa Gallagher,Kami Thordarson
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2020-04-08
ISBN: 141662886X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Thinking in Play Book Excerpt:

Design thinking is a person-centered, problem-solving process that's a go-to for innovative businesses and gaining traction with school leaders interested in positive change. But understanding design thinking is one thing; actually putting it in play is something else. Authors Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson offer educators a practical guide for navigating design thinking's invigorating challenges and reaping its considerable rewards. They dig deep into the five-stage design thinking process, highlighting risk factors and recommending specific steps to keep you moving forward. The 25 downloadable and reproducible tools provide prompts and supports that will help you and your team • Identify change opportunities. • Dig deeper into complex problems. • Analyze topics to isolate specific challenges. • Connect with and solve for user needs. • Apply what you've learned about users to design challenges. • Maximize brainstorming power. • Create and employ solution prototypes. • Pitch solutions and secure buy-in from stakeholders. • Organize and analyze user feedback. • Map out a solution's specific actions and resource requirements. Design Thinking in Play is a must-have for education leaders who are tired of waiting for someone else to solve their problems and ready to take action, have fun, and leverage collective insight to figure out what will really work for their school, their colleagues, and their students.

Improvising the Curriculum

Improvising the Curriculum
Author: Michael Corbett,Ann Vibert,Mary Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1317246780
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improvising the Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Equipped with cultural tools like cell phones, computers and video cameras, youth are called upon to improvise and construct themselves symbolically in a continuously connected world; yet new teachers and students are still expected to learn and deliver standardized, placeless forms of scripted curriculum. This volume argues for improvisation as an approach to curriculum that recognizes the fundamentally creative aspects of learning that are often marginalized in communities of disadvantage. It provides interesting possibilities for schools that are working hard to keep up with technological, economic and cultural change, and argues for an improvised middle ground between structure and creativity. This volume outlines a two-year research project performed in a Canadian middle school, where school staff used student filmmaking as a way to expand teachers’ conceptions of literacy. It analyzes the response of students and parents as well as the student teachers that brought the program to the school. The improvisational techniques used while making the films paved the way for larger benefits of curricular improvisation to be explored.

Yes on Demand How to Create Winning Customized Library Service

Yes  on Demand  How to Create Winning  Customized Library Service
Author: Kathy L. Middleton
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN: 1440848548
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes on Demand How to Create Winning Customized Library Service Book Excerpt:

Borrowing winning techniques from the business world, this book examines ways you can make library service more personalized, focused, and solutions-oriented for your patrons. • Helps librarians build a happy and loyal patron base • Offers practical advice and guidelines for implementing a transformative customer-service model • Provides a big picture on customer service, allowing readers to rethink their approach • Explains why administrators must release some control, allowing staff to use their own judgment and sometimes break with standard policies and procedures • Empowers library staff and relieves administrators of burdens of bureaucracy and micro-management

Behind the Laughs

Behind the Laughs
Author: Michael P. Jeffries
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN: 1503602974
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Laughs Book Excerpt:

Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money—they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real barriers. But they also work in a business where people still believe that hard work and talent lead to the big time. How do people working in comedy sustain these contradictions and keep laughing? In Behind the Laughs, Michael P. Jeffries brings readers into the world of comedy to reveal its dark corners and share its buoyant lifeblood. He draws on conversations with comedians, as well as club owners, bookers, and managers, to show the extraordinary social connections professional humor demands. Not only do comedians have to read their audience night after night, but they must also create lasting bonds across the profession to get gigs in the first place. Comedy is not a meritocracy, and its rewards are not often fame and fortune. Only performers who know the rules of their community are able to make it a career.

The Mediation Handbook

The Mediation Handbook
Author: Alexia Georgakopoulos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1317300696
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediation Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times. Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field. With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Implementing Best Practices in Standardized Patient Methodology

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation  Implementing Best Practices in Standardized Patient Methodology
Author: Gayle Gliva-McConvey,Catherine F. Nicholas,Lou Clark
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 3030438260
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation Implementing Best Practices in Standardized Patient Methodology Book Excerpt:

This book brings to life best practices of Human Simulation; maximizing the Standardized Patient (SP) methodology that has played a major role in health professions learning and assessment since the 1960s. Each chapter reflects the Association of SP Educators Standards of Best Practices (SOBPs) and provides guidance for implementation. Multiple insights are offered through embedded interviews with international experts to provide examples illustrating successful strategies. The Human Simulation Continuum Model, a practical and theoretical framework, is introduced to guide educators in decision-making processes associated with the full range of human simulation. The Continuum Model spans improvisations, structured role-play, embedded participants, and simulated-standardized patients. This book also provides the full “how-to” for SP methodology covering topics including; case/scenario development, creating training material, training techniques for case portrayal, training communication and feedback skills, GTA/MUTA/PTA training, SP program administration and professional development for SP Educators. A pragmatic, user-friendly addition to the Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation series, Implementing Best Practices in Standardized Patient Methodology is the first book framed by the ASPE SOBPs, embracing best practices in human simulation and marshaling the vast expertise of a myriad of SP Educators.

Rebel Talent

Rebel Talent
Author: Francesca Gino
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 1509860649
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebel Talent Book Excerpt:

Great stories, great science, and great practical advice about how, when, and why to break the rules' - Angela Duckworth, international bestselling author of Grit. Do you want to follow a script — or write your own story? Award-winning Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino shows us why the most successful among us break the rules, and how rebellion brings joy and meaning into our lives. Rebels have a bad reputation. We think of them as troublemakers, outcasts, contrarians: those colleagues, friends, and family members who complicate seemingly straightforward decisions, create chaos, and disagree when everyone else is in agreement. But in truth, rebels are also those among us who change the world for the better with their unconventional outlooks. Instead of clinging to what is safe and familiar, and falling back on routines and tradition, rebels defy the status quo. They are masters of innovation and reinvention, and they have a lot to teach us. Francesca Gino, a behavioral scientist and professor at Harvard Business School, has spent more than a decade studying rebels at organizations around the world, from high-end boutiques in Italy’s fashion capital, to the World’s Best Restaurant, to a thriving fast food chain, to an award-winning computer animation studio. In her work, she has identified leaders and employees who exemplify “rebel talent,” and whose examples we can all learn to embrace. Gino argues that the future belongs to the rebel — and that there’s a rebel in each of us. We live in turbulent times, when competition is fierce, reputations are easily tarnished on social media, and the world is more divided than ever before. In this cutthroat environment, cultivating rebel talent is what allows businesses to evolve and to prosper. And rebellion has an added benefit beyond the workplace: it leads to a more vital, engaged, and fulfilling life. Whether you want to inspire others to action, build a business, or build more meaningful relationships, Rebel Talent will show you how to succeed — by breaking all the rules.

The Innovator s Discussion

The Innovator   s Discussion
Author: Betsy Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN: 1351017497
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator s Discussion Book Excerpt:

This book describes the conversational competencies that enable innovative entrepreneurial teams to create new products and ventures, and it presents several exercises and games to help readers master these conversational moves. Based on 6 years of detailed empirical analysis of teams at the forefront of technological breakthroughs and new venture creation, this book shows you how high-performance teams verbally accomplish their work. Through engaging examples, exercises, and descriptions, it enables entrepreneurs to develop the conversational competencies that can help them create new products and ventures. The book includes a technique for making interpretation visible that enables teams to navigate pivots in the innovation process. It also includes the materials and instructions for the Toasted Marshmallow game designed to help entrepreneurial teams fail forward. The Innovator’s Discussion enables readers and their team mates to build a conversational advantage. The reader will gain both a practical and theoretical understanding of the role of conversation in the context of entrepreneurial work. It is invaluable for aspiring and established entrepreneurs as well as for educators and those wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship, innovation, and high-performance teams.

Two Teachers in the Room

Two Teachers in the Room
Author: Elizabeth Stein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 1134987935
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Teachers in the Room Book Excerpt:

This new co-publication from Routledge and MiddleWeb provides a wealth of practical strategies and tips to help K–12 educators co-teach more effectively. Author Elizabeth Stein presents examples of different co-teaching models and shows how to cultivate a dynamic co-teaching relationship to benefit all students. Whether you’re a brand new co-teacher or are simply looking to improve the dynamics in your classroom, the research-based strategies, vignettes, and ready-to-use assessment rubrics in this book will help you create a positive learning culture that influences all learners, teachers, and students alike. Topics include: Selecting and implementing the appropriate co-teaching model to optimize student learning; Developing an effective curriculum that plays to the strengths of both teachers; Creating a learning environment that promotes self-reflection and nurtures critical thinking; Accommodating all learners by embracing a multi-dimensional view of teacher knowledge; and Providing specific, attentive feedback to help students take charge of their learning. The book also features book discussion questions for each chapter so you can work with colleagues during book studies and PLCs.