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Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge | [Henry Cloud]

Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge

In Boundaries for Leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire - in their organizations and in themselves. Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience, Dr. Cloud shows why it's critical for leaders to set the conditions that make people's brains perform at their highest levels. How do great leaders do this? One way is through the creation of "boundaries" - structures that determine what will exist and what will not.
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Publisher's Summary

The coauthor of the classic best seller Boundaries, with over two million copies sold, and an expert on the psychology of business and leadership performance explains the behavioral reasons why some people get great results and others don't.

In Boundaries for Leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire - in their organizations and in themselves. Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience, Dr. Cloud shows why it's critical for leaders to set the conditions that make people's brains perform at their highest levels. How do great leaders do this? One way is through the creation of "boundaries" - structures that determine what will exist and what will not.

Here you will learn seven leadership boundaries that set the stage, tone, and culture for a results-driven organization, including how to:

  • Help people focus their attention on the things that matter most
  • Build the emotional climate that drives brain functioning
  • Facilitate connections that boost energy and momentum
  • Create organizational thought patterns that limit negativity and helplessness
  • Identify paths for people to take control of the activities that drive results
  • Create high-performance teams organized around the behaviors that drive results
  • Lead yourself in a manner that protects the vision

The strong call to action in this book is that leaders are ridiculously in charge of all these elements, and they must own what they either create or allow to exist.

Filled with inspiring and practical examples from Dr. Cloud's coaching practice, Boundaries for Leaders is essential listening for everyone who aspires to lead companies, teams, and cultures defined by high performance and healthy relationships.

©2013 Dr. Henry Cloud (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Barbara United States 05-25-13
    Barbara United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2007
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    "OUTSTANDING!"

    I have many business books but not many fall into the category of outstanding. Truly a prescription for a successful leader. I lead leaders and will most definitely use this in my work. I have quoted extensively - my favorite part is when people get into a negativity spin they exhibit this with 3 "P's" over time; first they take it personal; then it becomes pervasive; and finally it becomes permanent. This helped me see a struggle with one of my leaders in a very clear way.
    I purchased this in hardcover so as to have it as a reference and have recommended it to many already.
    I see there is a workbook and also other titles by Dr. Cloud - I am sure I will be investigating these too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paolo Green Bay, Wi. 07-16-14
    Paolo Green Bay, Wi. 07-16-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Passion with a Message"
    What made the experience of listening to Boundaries for Leaders the most enjoyable?

    Having the author narrate the book himself. His passion and high energy while delivering actionable content kept me engaged. This book is well worth listening too.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chad 08-29-15
    Chad 08-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing insight for today's leaders"

    If you are in business or leading a company this is the book to keep you on a path to greatness. This is a definite reread every year.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick 08-16-15
    Rick 08-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "thourough"

    Dr. Cloud has another good book. I never quite understood what he meant by being ridiculously in charge. the phrase never seemed to make sense to me

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    Jerry Jimenez 08-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    Great book, one of the best I have read (heard), highly recommended to all business people and leaders

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    Rekeya Washington 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Read"

    This audio book is another great work by Dr Henry Cloud. Amazing job Dr Cloud!

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    Debra 05-06-15
    Debra 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Will listen to this more than once!"
    If you could sum up Boundaries for Leaders in three words, what would they be?

    Great insight. Loved it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boundaries for Leaders?

    Creating a positive emotional climate for optimal production.


    What about Henry Cloud’s performance did you like?

    Henry Cloud is my favorite author. I read all of his material. He is gifted/wise.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You have what you allow.


    Any additional comments?

    You can never go wrong with purchasing anything by Henry Cloud. His material is trustworthy. Read this for your business foundation. This is where you start!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Warren 03-21-15
    Warren 03-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good listen. Very insightful."

    Good listen and very insightful. Good perspective gleaned from 3P thinking and how to define trust to build strong effective teams.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob Noblesville, IN, United States 02-16-15
    Jacob Noblesville, IN, United States 02-16-15
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    "Common Sense"

    This book is ok...nothing special if you have common sense. A seasoned owner, manager, jefe, etc. will not need this book. Or at least, should not need this book.

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    jIM kEFFER 12-10-14
    jIM kEFFER 12-10-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book has great content in places, but I feel like it could have all been said in 2 hours instead of 7.


    If you’ve listened to books by Henry Cloud before, how does this one compare?

    Necessary endings was more true to the title. Boundaries for leaders was about how to build winning teams. It had some parts of the book dedicated to boundaries, but to me was more about business consulting packaged in something that was called boundaries but in fact offered lots of practical ways to create good teamwork using an outside consultant.


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    "Must read for any leader in business"
    What made the experience of listening to Boundaries for Leaders the most enjoyable?

    It was narrated by the author so the passion came through, this doesn't always come through with audible business books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author! Great passion and a very good orator.


    Have you listened to any of Henry Cloud’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but I'm searching,


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and even though it was a long listen I managed it.


    Any additional comments?

    I've suggested this book to my CEO, it should be a staple read for all leaders in business

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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