This is a concept coming from the Improvisation Theatre. The best known books are:
- Keith Johnstone – Improv and the Theatre
- Tom Salinsky, Deborah Frances-White – The Improv Handbook
- Keith Johnstone – Impro for Storytellers: Theatresports and the Art of Making Things Happen
At it’s core clowning is about being at ease with the flaws and flops of being human, of acceptance of ourselves inspite of our flaws. If we can accept it in ourselves, maybe we can accept it in others. The jokes, makeup and silly games come later.
- Eli Simon – The Art of Clowning
- Paul Z. Jackson, Mark McKergow – The Solutions Focus
- Ellen K. Quick – Doing What Works in Brief Therapy
- Steve de Shazer Keys to Solution in Brief Therapy
- Steve de Shazer Clues
- Steve de Shazer, Yvonne Dolan et al. More than Miracles
- Jeffrey Guterman Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling
- Peter de Jong, Insoo Kim Berg Interviewing for Solutions
- Insa Sparrer Einführung in Lösungsfokussierung und Systemische Strukturaufstellungen
- Peter Rohrig (Editor), Jenny Clarke (Editor) – 57 SF Activities for Facilitators and Consultants: Putting Solutions Focus into Action
- Mark McKergow and Jenny Clarke (Author) – 80 real life lessons for successful organisational change (Solutions Focus at Work)
Satir’s Patterns of Communication and Congruence
Virginia Satir is one of the key figure in the modern family therapy. The Patterns of Communication is one of her findings that can fully be applied to teamwork.
- Virginia Satir, The New Peoplemaking
Bad Apples in Teams
A recent research on teamwork, currently published as an article.
- Will Felps et al. – How, When, and Why Bad Apples Spoil the Barrel: Negative Group Members and Dysfunctional Groups, Research in Organizational Behavior, 2006, Volume 27, 175-222