"The Art of Possibility" offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. In lively counterpoint, the author provide readers with a deep sense of the powerful role the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Each practice discussed offers an opportunity for personal and organizational transformation."The Art of Possibility" offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. In lively counterpoint, the author provide readers with a deep sense of the powerful role the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Each practice discussed offers an opportunity for personal and organizational transformation.Read Less
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New. 0142001104. Marfree, acidfree fresh prtg IS NEW; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches; 210 pages; \nOnline Rev: The lure of this book's promise starts with the assumption in its title. Possibility--that big, all-encompassing, wide-open-door concept--is an art? Well, who doesn't want to be a skilled artist, whether in the director's chair, the boardroom, on the factory floor, or even just in dealing with life's everyday situations? Becoming an artist, however, requires discipline, & what the authors of The Art of Possibility offer is a set of practices designed to "initiate a new approach to current conditions, based on uncommon assumptions about the nature of the world. " \nThis is no mere self-improvement book, with a wimpy mandate to transform its readers into "nicer" people. Instead, it's a collection of illustrations & advice that suggests a way to change your entire outlook on life & 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, " & speaks to their passion rather than their cynicism. It creates possibility in an interaction & 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. \nPacked with such examples of personal & professional interactions, the book presents complex ideas on perception & recognition in a readable, useable style. The authors' combined, eclectic...
My boss loaned me a copy of this and I loved it. I have purchased at least 5 copies and I keep giving mine away because when I loan it to someone, they want a copy too!
Sep 1, 2007
Rosamond Zander and her husband Benjamin, Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra discuss ways, using real life examples, that we can all change the way we think, act and interact with ourselves and others which can change our lives in a very positive way.
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