The Art Of Possibility

Author: Rosamund Stone Zander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101664045
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER The perfect gift for Graduation! Rosamund Stone Zander's new book, Pathways to Possibility, is now available from Viking. 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.

Pathways To Possibility

Author: Rosamund Stone Zander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069819554X
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"Rosamund Zander is a miracle. Her generous voice will resonate with you, change you and help you create work that matters." —Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception The bestselling author of The Art of Possibility returns with a new vision for achieving true human fulfillment that's sure to appeal to fans of Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic As children, we develop stories about how the world works, most of which get improved upon and amended over time. But some do not, even as we mature in other ways. Opinionated, self-centered and fear-driven, these “child stories” are the source of the behavioral and emotional patterns that hold us back. When we learn to identify and rewrite these stories, limitless growth becomes possible. In her groundbreaking and inspiring new book, Rosamund Stone Zander shows us that life is a story we tell ourselves, and that we have the power to change that story. She illuminates how breaking old patterns and telling a new story can transform not just our own lives, but also our relationships with others—whether in a marriage, a classroom, or a business. Finally, she demonstrates how, with this new understanding of ourselves and our place within an interconnected world, we can take powerful action in the collective interest, and gain a sense of deep connection to the universe. Pathways to Possibility expands our notions of how much we can grow and change, whether we can affect others or the world at large, and how much freedom and joy we can experience. Stimulating and profound, it is the perfect companion to her beloved first book, The Art of Possibility. From the Hardcover edition.

The Inner Journey To Conscious Leadership

Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504399846
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Conscious leadership is a journey, not a destination - and it starts with the simple framework of practices found in this book. Paul Ward draws on his coaching, consulting, and leadership experience along with his academic studies and the writings of experts in the emerging fields of conscious leadership and conscious business to illustrate the real-life application of conscious leadership practices. Conscious leaders, he explains, want to make the world a better place to live and work. They constantly ask themselves three questions: What am I noticing? What are my intentions about what I am noticing? What responsible actions can I take in response to what I am noticing? The themes of noticing what is going on, setting intention, and acting responsibly provide a framework for learning about the practices for leading consciously. Using all the conscious leadership practices provides a process of transformation on your inner journey to becoming a more conscious leader. This book is for leaders - and even if you dont consider yourself to be a leader, you can apply the practices to living and leading consciously. The practices are simple, but they are not easy: It will take dedication, a leap of faith, and daily practice to navigate The Inner Journey to Conscious Leadership.

Transatlantic Parallaxes

Author: Anne Raulin
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782386645
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Anthropological inquiry developed around the study of the exotic. Now that we live in a world that seems increasingly familiar, putatively marked by a spreading sameness, anthropology must re-envision itself. The emergence of diverse national traditions in the discipline offers one intriguing path. This volume, the product of a novel encounter of American anthropologists of France and French anthropologists of the United States, explores the possibilities of that path through an experiment in the reciprocal production of knowledge. Simultaneously native subjects, foreign experts, and colleagues, these scholars offer novel insights into each other’s societies, juxtaposing glimpses of ourselves and a familiar “others” to productively unsettle and enrich our understanding of both.

God Improv And The Art Of Living

Author: MaryAnn McKibben Dana
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 1467450553
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“We’re all improvisers,” says MaryAnn McKibben Dana, whether we realize it or not. In this book McKibben Dana blends personal stories, pop culture, and Scripture into a smart, funny, down-to-earth guide to the art of living. Offering concrete spiritual wisdom through seven improv principles, she helps readers become more awake, creative, resilient, and ready to play—even (especially) when life doesn’t go according to plan.

The Search To Belong

Author: Joseph R. Myers
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310863880
Size: 13.55 MB
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A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believingWho is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture.This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health

Project Risk Management Handbook

Author: Bart Jutte
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469132702
Size: 10.43 MB
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Project Risk Management Handbook Managing project risks professionally can be a very profitable activity. The Project Risk Management Handbook learns you how to accomplish this in your project and organization. organization. You learn: • 12 smart methods to detect risks • The 3 basic responses to deal with risks and opportunities • The best methods to analyze risks • How to involve your entire team in the risk management effort Risk Tests The handbook contains a number of practical tests that help you to identify the weak spots in your project and company, and implement project risk management effectively. A selection of the tests: • How risky is your project? • What should you do to improve project risk management? • What has project risk management contributed to your project success? The Project Risk Management Handbook is the book about project risks that should be on the desk of each project manager.

The Blueprint

Author: Roslind Blasingame-Buford Ed.D.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1463407173
Size: 32.25 MB
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Tired of dry, theory-only reading you can’t connect to Real Life? If so, you’ve picked up the right book! Dr. Roz’s years of research and experience have equipped her to share with you a “blueprint” that will guide you in leading the process of constructing or redeveloping, a Culture of Excellence within your organization. Information and experiences shared, while based at a non-profit organization, are relevant for any industry. This book is written in an exciting, engaging manner, using acronyms, alliterations, metaphors, real life and workplace examples as well as hands-on activities that will catch your attention, stick in your mind, and ensure that you capture pertinent, usable information. Dr. Roz shares some power tools needed for positive organizational transformation, including Collaborative Leadership, Learning Organization Theory and -- her personal favorite -- Appreciative Inquiry. These change-management tools have been studied and written about, but not so much in the nonprofit/social context where they can have life-changing impact on organizations and on the people they serve and empower. Through defining these tools and demonstrating their impact, this book will prepare you and your organization to attain, maintain and sustain “A Culture of Excellence.” So, open this book and open yourself to an excellent journey ahead. Now let’s build!