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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.
Ros Zander is amazing. The possibilities can transform both personal and professional life. Touched me.Published 18 hours ago by kelly
The Art of Possibility is a well written and very interesting book about how you can approach your life from a different point of view: Instead of comparing yourself to others and... Read morePublished 28 days ago by H. Koegler
love, love love this book! Perfect for leaders or those who just want to see life from a different perspective.Published 1 month ago by Marissa Tobias
The book is a breath of fresh air, and for anyone who wants to learn how to approach the world in a new and refreshing way. I bought this as an audio book and loved it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lawrence Kelemen
I appreciate the challenge the book offers to think outside the box when faced with everyday situations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy L. Kleint
A book that will change how you see yourself and the world around you. If anything is just perception, how do change what we see to enjoy our life and the world better? Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Van Ginkel
The Art of Possibility is alas, a bit of an oversell on how wonderful the authors husband and wife team Zander can make your life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenn Gallagher