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PDF | On Jan 1, , Tricia Lustig and others published The Art of Possibility: By Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, new. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life Author: Rosamund Stone Zander | Benjamin Zander The Possibility of Metaphysics. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as Rosamund Stone Zander is a family therapist, leadership coach, and.

The Zanders remind us that a problem is not simply a half-story you tell yourself, but rather something you make up entirely.

Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view. Enlarge the box, or create another frame around the data, and problems vanish, while new opportunities appear.

Stepping into a universe of possibility. Imagine no limitations exist; the universe is abundant, open and infinite. The Zanders encourage you to step away from the world of measurements and scarcity.

In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold. Giving an A. For example, Ben Zander, as a conductor, found many of his students in a state of anxiety and stress over their performances. To combat this kind of energy and thinking, Ben gave every student in his class an A at the beginning of the course. To retain this grade, each student had only to write a letter telling Mr.

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Zander, in as much detail as possible, what he or she had done to earn the A, and how the student had changed and grown by the end of the year. The student also had to describe to Mr.

Zander the kind of person he or she had become. It lets him or her speak freely about his or her thoughts and feelings, and support others in their own dreams. Being a contribution.

In this practice, you wake up every morning with the idea that you are a gift to others. You go from self-concern to making a difference for others. Notice how the things you do help others. See and imagine how everything you do sends out ripples beyond the horizon. Can you talk a little bit about what the stories represent? Ben: Arthur Andersen's sponsorship of a major orchestral performance before live television crews for thousands of underprivileged, troubled students.

The woman in the nursing home who discovered that it is never too late to take a step, however small, for it can alter your experience of life. The Asian music student who was "number 68 out of 70" in his homeland, who saw suddenly that "it's all invented" and that you might as well invent a story that lights up your life and the lives of those around you.

The stories illustrate how our common everyday assumptions give us our sense of what is real, and limit what we will try to accomplish. The situations these people find themselves in represent universal dilemmas: the fear of taking a foolish risk, the feeling that we don't make a difference, the pressure of competition and being compared to others.

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander

Each story shows the moment when the character suddenly sees something new, and bypasses his assumptions about impossibility, giving the reader a map for doing the same. Q: Can you explain the story of the Silent Conductor? Ben: I had been conducting for nearly twenty years when it suddenly occurred to me that the conductor is the only person on stage who doesn't make a sound. His picture may appear on the cover of the CD in various dramatic poses, but his true power derives from his ability to make other people powerful.

This realization was so profound that it dramatically changed the way I conducted orchestras from that point forward, asking questions like "what makes a group lively and engaged" rather than "how good am I?

In the world of business, as in the world of the symphony orchestra, a leader who feels he is superior is likely to suppress the voices of the very people on whom he must rely to deliver his vision. Q: Can you explain the practice of "Giving an A"?

Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Roz: Michelangelo is often quoted as having said that inside every block of stone or marble dwells a beautiful statue; one need only remove the excess material to reveal the work of art within. If we apply this visionary concept to the workplace, it would be pointless to compare one employee to another. Instead, all the energy would be focused on chipping away at the stone, getting rid of whatever is in the way of each individual's developing skills, mastery, and innovative self-expression.

We call this practice "Giving an A. This A is not an expectation to live up to, but a possibility to live into. Q: What is a "one-buttock player" and how can this concept transform companies?

Noticing that his body was firmly planted in an upright position on his chair, I blurted out to him: "The trouble is you're a two-buttock player! Paperback —. download the Ebook: Add to Cart.

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The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

Truth, possibility and probability. A vision is a powerful framework to take the operations of an organization of any size from the downward spiral into the arena of possibility. Close Send.

Penguin gifts. Once you are in the habit of using them, the practices will reliably land you "back in the boat", reoriented in a universe of possibility. Every problem, every dilemma, every dead end we find ourselves facing in life, only appears unsolvable inside a particular frame or point of view.

Transformation from the "I" to the WE is the last practice and the long line of this book: the intentional, ongoing dissolution of the barriers that divide us, so that we may be reshaped as a unique voice in the ever-evolving chorus of the WE.

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