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The Power of the Other Audiobook

The Power of the Other: The Startling Effect Other People Have on You, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom and Beyond - and What to Do About It

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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

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    "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

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    D. Phila, PA, United States 05-20-16
    D. Phila, PA, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

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    Bethany 08-03-16
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    "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.

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    Donald 07-21-16
    Donald 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    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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    Cville_PM Charlottesville 05-30-16
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    "Great read!"

    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.

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    "very helpful"

    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.

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    Marco E. Lujan El Paso, TX USA 11-05-16
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Audrey 11-04-16
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    Another book which reminds us it is not magic but rather intentional discipline to do what is right.

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    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.

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    Mike 10-14-16
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    "A story of true friendship"

    Not many will experience the joy of the corner 4 relationships described in this book and that is a real shame. But everyone would benefit from reading it.

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