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

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

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by Henry Cloud
     
 

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In Boundaries for Leaders, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations—with their teams and with themselves—to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction

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In Boundaries for Leaders, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations—with their teams and with themselves—to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.

In a voice that is motivating and inspiring, Dr. Cloud offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture.

Boundaries for Leaders: Take Charge of Your Business, Your Team, and Your Life is essential reading for executives and aspiring leaders who want to create successful companies with satisfied employees and customers, while becoming more resilient leaders themselves.

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Publishers Weekly
Cloud (Boundaries) argues that the personal and interpersonal side of leadership is every bit as important as vision and execution. Leaders, he shows, set the stage and either propel or derail, and most of the time these issues have little to do with a leader's business acumen and more to do with how they lead people and the culture they foster. To that end, Cloud puts forth the principles of boundaries-"structures that determine what will exist"-as a key component of effective leadership. He identifies seven leadership boundaries that make everything else work (or not) and shows how they set the tone and climate for performance. Leaders, Cloud suggests, are what they create and what they allow: the vision they invite, goals employees pursue, and behavior that is and isn't allowed. Leaders set the agenda and make the rules and therefore own the culture and the boundaries, which includes allowing for employee brains to work. Cloud also considers leaders to be the gatekeepers of organizational thinking, stressing the connection between control and results. For all leaders who have had less-than-hoped-for outcomes, Cloud offers an insightful and fresh approach to managing people to get the desired results. Agent: Shannon Marven, Dupree Miller & Associates.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062206336
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
100,522
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 10 million copies. In 2014, Success magazine named Dr. Cloud one of the top 25 most influential leaders in personal growth and development. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in psychology and completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Biola University.

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Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously In Charge 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RadtkeCustoms More than 1 year ago
I heard Dr. Henry Cloud speak at Women of Faith one year and really enjoyed him. My friends and I have been referring to ourselves as monkeys (as the need arises) ever since that event. So, when I saw that Booksneeze was offering one of his books to read and that it was on leadership (big topic in our household lately) I knew that I had to get it. Many of the leadership books that I've been reading lately have been about leading in general through all aspects of life. This one focused on being a CEO of a company. That made it a little harder for me to see how it could pertain to all aspects in my life while I was reading it. When I went back and pulled together all the parts that I had underlined and the notes I had written in the margin, I saw that I did gather a good chunk of information that I can use in my daily life as a mom running my business called home. I found a strong connection between this book and what I've been learning about leadership from LIFE Leadership. Doing all you can do and not worrying about the stuff that you have no control over. Which does not mean ignoring the stuff you cannot control, you still need to acknowledge that it's there but then you need to move on. PDCA: plan, do, check, and adjust by using daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings with either a mentor or an accountability team. Make sure that your big rocks go in first and above that, know what your big rocks are and keep them in front of you every day. The new thought sparks I got from this book was the idea of Learned Helplessness and that it starts at childhood. We grow up and tuck those moments away leaving the residue to be sparked by every day things. Those sparks set off the helplessness and leave us and those around us wondering what just happened. The mind is an amazing machine. I call it a machine because there are all sorts of parts in there that I just don't understand their function but I know that they are there for a purpose. I enjoyed the book and think it would be an excellent read for anyone thinking about starting a business, running their own business, or are currently a CEO. For the average reader trying to learn more about how they can lead in their lives and communities, there are more helpful books out there to gather information from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The principles in this book have made a huge impact on my ability to lead my organization. These are simple easy to apply truths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago