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.
"Good book, bad narrator"
Very disappointed that Dr. Cloud did not narrate his own book. I will not purchase another audio book from Dr. Cloud that is not narrated by himself. The narrator of this book is very annoying to listen to. Disappointed that I wasted money on this presentation. I will buy the hard copy and read it myself. I'm off to find a different book to listen to with a better narrator. This narrator is too tense in his reading. Not the calming, relaxed style I have become accustomed to by listening the author narrate his own previous books.
"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.
"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?
This book took me by surprise--- thankfully so. I have often considered 'needing others' to be a weakness. This work has opened a new option in life for me and stuffed my tool box with great ways to begin.
I absolutely loved it. This is thw first book I read from this author. It is inspiring and full of hidden truths about success and human performance.
"Slow Start; Strong Finish"
The story was hard to get into at the beginning. as I continue to listen, I became more engaged with the material it's probably worth going back and listening to those first few chapters again.
"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.
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