An expert on the psychology of leadership and the best-selling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries for Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional well-being.
Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits.
Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives.
Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you're a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows listeners how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don't have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.
©2016 Dr. Henry Cloud (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I expect to dip in and out of this book many times. It is well narrated (not by the author) and the content is useful and compelling.
I liked his style, tempo and inflections
It encouraged me to be thoughtful.
This is worth reading. The Corner 1-4 discussions sometimes get a bit complicated, but stick with it and the books value becomes clear.
"classic dr cloud. great teaching."
recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to connect with people better. dr. Cloud always puts out great books
"Great Guide book on Maneuvering through life."
I enjoyed this audio book so much I'm gonna purchase the physical book to have in my library. It's also a book that I'm gonna give as future wedding gifts to aid in marriages and rearing children. It's definitely a guide book of sorts for establishing relationships. It's a book one needs to read in high school.
"Dr Cloud is better than ever"
I've read lot of his books, and let's be honest, how many different ways can you say a lot of the same things! A lot! This one hit home for me, taking responsibility for self, yet not being a self made (wo)man. It's too easy to take books and apply them to 'how can I be or do better for myself' ... Self help can only go so far and Dr Cloud brings it home in his newest book. I was also super impressed how this theology heavy Dr didn't seem to use much bible points in this book, he used bible principles. And what better way to bring the Truth then by using it and showing examples of it practically. This is a good book for anyone looking to push themselves to greater places for growth.
I've listened this book again and this time I've medicared on what was said and discovered what I've gone by in the last eighty years of my life.
This is a great book with unique perspectives on really important concepts. Addresses the topic of mentorship and sponsors in a manner I haven't previously encountered. valuable information with a balanced approach to the benefits of adoption.
"Not bad, I gained some insight."
A. It was a good book, but not a game changer for me.
B.The discussion of the four corners was a little confusing for an audio book, you may want to take some notes on what the four corners are for reference.
C. I found chapter 11 very useful
"the power of the other"
loved this. very understandable. I will listen to this again. listened to it while working. I've heard some of this before but not the same examples. it really made me think about where I am.
very good book, and very important to apply to your life. So insightful,and provoking further thought. definitely one of those books you could read multiple times and continue to get more and more benefit each time.
"Corner 4 is the place to be in life!"
A great book! Learn how to make life work better by finding, connecting & surrounding yourself with people who have your interests at heart.
Reminds us that we all get by with a little help from others. You can go it alone, but why?
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