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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.
This is almost certainly not a book for light, entertaining reading, although some of the illustrative stories are quite inspiring. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Roger Voight
A really great book! It has gotten me present to possibilities in ways I didn't expect.Published 22 days ago by Phil Blackmon
I was super disappointed in this book. It came HIGHLY recommended to me by a really good friend in my industry. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly Dowell
This is a very good book, I have to read it for a class but I will probably read it again within the year!Published 1 month ago by Kristi
This is one of the best business books you'll ever read. If you're familiar with transformative learning or not, this book will reach the core of your being. A great read!Published 1 month ago by D. Salcedo