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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.
The Art of the Possibility is an uplifting little book about thinking practices that allow you to move away from "the world of measurement" into "the world of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Bas Vodde
Starts off very ethereal, and hard to apply. However, after the first few practices, the whole book seems to gel better and it makes more sense. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Christopher Lee Gould
Beautiful book, humble and filled with wisdom. A great gift, and quick read.Published 27 days ago by andrew t. krauss
Completely enjoyed this audio book. The analogies and utilization of leadership principles (new and old) were fascinating and truly opens your mind to new possibilities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jody M Albright
Everybody should read it. It opens your mind to what is really important in life. Love it.Published 1 month ago by Thalita
We love this book and have bought many copies to share with our team and friends.Published 1 month ago by Jonn Morningstaur
I needed this for a training and it is easy to read and organized well.Published 1 month ago by Barbara Jennings
One of the best books I've ever read. I quickly found it engaging, readable, and incredibly inspiring. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. A.