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11 Hawthorne Self Help- General

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

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ISBN13: 9780142001103
ISBN10: 0142001104
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A simple yet powerful guide to coping with uncertainty and fear.

Allison Carmen spent many years fighting a powerful addiction. It wasnt drugs, or fame, or Candy Crush. It was an addiction to certainty. If she didnt know what the future would bring – and who does? – she felt anxious and afraid. This decades-long struggle followed her through college, marriage, parenthood, and a successful law career. While everything seemed fine from the outside, Allison was in a constant battle that was unwinnable, sapping her energy, attention, and spirit. Until the day she discovered the power of Maybe.

The Gift of Maybe is the result of that powerful discovery. It isnt a step-by-step guide, nor is it a “woo-woo” book with ideas that are extreme, or even unfamiliar. Rather, The Gift of Maybe presents the simple yet powerful truth that has transformed Allisons life, and the life of her many clients (now that she has ditched her legal career and has become a successful life coach). The message is this: In the face of uncertainty, Maybe opens your mind and heart. It creates a little space for hope. It allows you to take a deep breath, stay in the present, and forge your own path.

Many things in life are beyond our control, but the mindset of Maybe presents a simple, powerful way to stay connected to whats possible, and work to make it happen.

Synopsis:

A harmoniously interwoven collection of perspectives that provides a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life, "The Art of Possibility" is "as applicable in the workplace as it is in an intimate relationship" ("The Boston Globe").

Synopsis:

Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

About the Author

Rosamund Stone Zander is a family therapist, leadership coach, and landscape painter.

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and a professor at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Table of Contents

An Invitation to Possibility

Launching the Journey

THE PRACTICES:

1. It's All Invented

2. Stepping into a Universe of Possibility

3. Giving an A

4. Being a Contribution

5. Leading from Any Chair

6. Rule Number 6

7. The Way Things Are

8. Giving Way to Passion

9. Lighting a Spark

10. Being the Board

11. Creating Frameworks for Possibility

12. Telling the WE Story

Coda

Acknowledgments

A Guide to the Stories

About the Authors

What Our Readers Are Saying

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peter in port, July 17, 2012 (view all comments by peter in port)
This book has some excellent points to make, but is badly in need of some editing. I found some of its recommendations extremely helpful in my personal life. The authors, a psychologist/ motivator, and her husband, a classical music conductor, give anecdotal examples of their points, which seem to go on too long. Nonetheless they make some valid points. The book could have been shorter and more to the point. Nonetheless, I would recommend it for its advice on Giving an A and Being the Board, as helpful to those who must work with difficult people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142001103
Author:
Benjamin and Rosamund Stone Zander
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Zander, Benjamin
Author:
Carmen, Allison
Author:
Zander, Rosamund Stone
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Achievement
Subject:
Possibility.
Subject:
Self concept.
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2002-02
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A harmoniously interwoven collection of perspectives that provides a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life, "The Art of Possibility" is "as applicable in the workplace as it is in an intimate relationship" ("The Boston Globe").

"Synopsis" by ,
Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.

The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

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