Yes, but …I cannot do that …I am too old for that …that is the way I am …what will that cost me …not now
Yes-but as an attitude towards life can hardly be called fruitful. It makes us careful, sceptical and suspicious. After all, thinking about life is something different from partaking in it. If we are not careful, we will weigh up the pros and cons so long that all opportunities will have passed us by and we will have become bystanders of our own life.
But there is hope. There is another attitude towards life: yes-and. In the world of yes-and there are no frontiers. Everything is possible. It is the attitude of inspirational thinkers, leaders with a global vision and exceptional artists. It seems that ‘what they do’ coincides effortlessly with ‘who they are’.
The aim of this book is to change yes-but behaviour into yes-and behaviour. In ten rules Berthold Gunster explains how to make that change. ‘Yes, but’ will never sound the same again.
Berthold Gunster (1959) is the founder of the Yes-but® philosophy. Since 1997 he provides training sessions and workshops about culture, communication and leadership to companies and institutions such as Albert Heijn, ABN AMRO, Shell and Unilever.