The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
A Breakthrough Paradigm for Leadership, Relationship, and a Life of Possibility
"In their playing you hear not only precision, color and balance, but thunder, lightning and the language of the heart." This is what the Boston Globe said about a performance by conductor Benjamin Zander with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, but it could apply equally to the Zanders' inspirational book, the product of a synthesis of the diverse worlds of the symphony orchestra and cutting-edge psychology.
The Art of Possibility offers a set of breakthrough practices for creativity in all human enterprises. Infused with the energy of their dynamic partnership, the book joins together Ben's extraordinary talent as a mover and shaker, teacher, and communicator, with Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for creating innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. In lively counterpoint, the authors provide us with a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of our lives.
The Zanders' deceptively simple practices are based on two premises: that life is composed as a story ("it's all invented") and that, with new definitions, much more is possible than people ordinarily think. The book shifts our perspective with uplifting stories, parables, and anecdotes from the authors' personal experiences as well as from famous and everyday heroes. From "Giving an A," to the mysterious "Rule Number 6," to "Leading from Any Chair"-the account of Ben's stunning realization that the conductor/leader's power is directly linked to how much greatness he is willing to grant to others-each practice offers an opportunity for personal and organizational transformation.
The Art of Possibility provides a life-altering approach to fulfilling dreams large and small. The Zanders invite us all to become passionate communicators, lovers, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.
Reviews of: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
The book, The Art of Possibility, has been such a wonderful discovery. A friend/mentor of mine re-reads it regularly, and encouraged me to seek out a copy of my own. I checked it out from the library, and didn’t want to return it, even after 6 weeks. The material from the book stimulated me to re-examine my outlook in life; realigning my circumstances in a new schema (one of endless possibility). While reading it, I soon discovered that I limit myself. We assume the roles and responsibilities in life automatically, based on the accepted set of rules that society has dictated. This book made me examine my own happiness (or lack thereof) that stemmed from accepting the “status quo” and limiting myself. It is hard to explain exactly what reading this book can do for you, because the impact will be different for each person. But, I strongly suggest it for anyone that has unhappiness of any sort in their lives. I think you’ll be surprised to find that your unhappiness will begin to dissipate as you discover a new realm of possibility.