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:
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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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.
The book covers basic concepts for leading a team or company. It's not particularly interesting nor does it get to the point. I didn't even know why it was titled "Boundaries for Leaders" until a few chapters in. It's about setting boundaries for the teams. The main point is the culture within the team exists through what the leader had created or allowed. If there is a team member who is pessimistic and is bringing everyone else down, the leader is allowing that behavior to become prevalent. The leader needs to meet with the team regularly, focus on factors that are controllable, encourage the desired behaviors, have team members share success stories arose from the desired behaviors, and build a culture of trust and optimism.
"Passion with a Message"
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.
For any type of leader, novice or experienced. This is a must read!
"Good Content - Not Great Delivery"
Great content, but the delivery lacked. I got bored and mind drifted throughout the book. I may buy the printed version instead.
Overall underwhelmed. I felt like he just used buzz words over and over to try and string together a story. results, drive results, achieve, attend, inhibit, culture blah blah blah. I wanted more tangible things to do right now and I feel I didn't get that.
I was disappointed because I expected this book to be more like the Boundaries books. It was much less practical help than the other Boundaries book. It was also very dry reading. If you are expecting a "Boundaries" book for leaders - don't look here!
"Cloud never disapoints !"
If you've read other Boundaries books, you'll hear some similar information in this book but there is definitely some new stuff. I enjoyed it and got some great notes out of it.
"Perfect book for leaders"
This is the best leadership book I have ever read. It is thorough in its entirety. I am excited to start exercising these principles in my leadership immediately. I will definitely be reading/listening to more books from Dr. Henry Cloud
very informative. good details and analysis of behaviors within the workforce. good strategies to change behaviors and thinking.
"Must read for any leader in business"
It was narrated by the author so the passion came through, this doesn't always come through with audible business books.
The author! Great passion and a very good orator.
No but I'm searching,
Yes and even though it was a long listen I managed it.
I've suggested this book to my CEO, it should be a staple read for all leaders in business
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