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If that sounds a little too airy-fairy for you, don't be put off; this is no mere self-improvement book, with a wimpy mandate to transform its readers into "nicer" people. Instead, it's a collection of illustrations and advice that suggests a way to change your entire outlook on life and, in the process, open up a new realm of possibility. Consider, for example, the practice of "Giving an A," whether to yourself or to others. Not intended as a way to measure someone's performance against standards, this practice instead recognizes that "the player who looks least engaged may be the most committed member of the group," and speaks to their passion rather than their cynicism. It creates possibility in an interaction and does away with power disparities to unite a team in its efforts. Or consider "Being the Board," where instead of defining yourself as a playing piece, or even as the strategist, you see yourself as the framework for the entire game. In this scenario, assigning blame or gaining control becomes futile, while seeking to become an instrument for effective partnerships becomes possible.
Packed with such examples of personal and professional interactions, the book presents complex ideas on perception and recognition in a readable, useable style. The authors' combined, eclectic experience in music and painting (as well as family therapy and executive workshops) infuses their examples with vibrant color and sound. The relevance to corporate situations and relationships is well developed, and they don't rely on dry case studies to do it. Indeed, this book assumes the emotional intelligence and desire to engage of its reader, promising access to the rewards of that door-opening notion--possibility--in return. --S. Ketchum --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thought provoking and fascinating. Benjamin Zander, conductor is a fine story teller.I've given it to a couple musician friends, and they liked it too.Published 2 hours ago by Ellen
Thank you Rosamund and Ben for introducing me to the world of possibilities. I expect to refer to this book as guide for turning roadblocks into roadways, and for improving the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Howard J. Fulfrost
This is one of my top 5 all time favorite and most helpful books. Not only does it impact the working world it also positively affects personal relationships through seeing the... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kristin Pedemonti
Great read so far. Really makes you reflect on the box we put ourselves in.Published 9 days ago by Jason
The practices described in this book are all connected to the limitless possibilities that abound when one can redraw the frame of life. I'm energized and awakened. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jenny Miltimore
The Art of Possibility is a highly engaging book. It is so full of amazing content. It is a little bit like listening to Benjamin Zander I mean you sometimes feel breathless as if... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Richard Kokholm-Erichsen
A book to help us all make a paradigm shift that not only transforms our life, but impacts the world.Published 29 days ago by Michelle Schutt
Everyone should read this book. It is filled with creative approaches to changing and transforming ones life through Possibility.Published 1 month ago by hanry