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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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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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    "Second !istening"

    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
    Cville_PM Charlottesville 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    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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    kenneth 08-22-16
    kenneth 08-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written and timely"

    Henry Cloud cuts to the chase with pinpoint accuracy and invites all of us to a new level of performance simply by helping us be more human without the fear of naked vulnerability.

    Ken Riley

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    Pancho OKC, OK 08-01-16
    Pancho OKC, OK 08-01-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A must read..."

    ...for every adult and anyone planning on becoming one. From business to marriage, this book can help.

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    Joshua 07-31-16
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    "All time favorite book.. just wow!"

    To understand how much value my headline holds you would have to begin by looking at my audible library list. I've read hundreds of book most from the best seller list or world renowned specialist. Henry Cloud has a true gift, I've learned more in this 6 hour audible than in 20 other books with an emphasis on psychological research. EQ is going to be so important in the next decade. This book should be a must read for any business leader. Thank you for this amazing book Henry Cloud.

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    Cotton 07-27-16
    Cotton 07-27-16
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    "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.

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    "good stuff"

    I loved learning about Corner 4 relationships. I didn't enjoy all of the sports analogies as are so often used in self-help books. I want something more relevant to everyday life but the message in this book was exactly what I needed as I am moving into new ventures in my life.

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