This special digital edition includes 12 exclusive videos featuring Dr. Henry Cloud as he introduces key concepts in each chapter—25 minutes of video content available only in the enhanced e-book.
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 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.
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 " 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.
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Thoughtful guide to Leading well
This is a great read for leaders at every level. In this book Dr. Cloud reminds the reader that leadership is about people... about you as a leader and the people you lead. Boundaries for leaders takes the reader through the science of how the brain works (including why it doesn't sometimes) and the power of relationships with, and between, the people you lead. He also outlines the steps that you as a leader can take to create an environment to maximize both of these factors to deliver incredible results. Dr. Cloud accomplishes this in his typical conversational tone, with a simplicity that reveals the deep understanding of a great teacher.
Boundaries for Leaders is a great read on the science and art of leadership, packed full of the type of practical utility that will see you pick it up again and again. I was very impressed with this book, I recommend it highly.
Exactly what I needed
I watched all the videos first thinking I would get the gist of what Dr. Cloud was sharing. I then read the chapters from the book. I could immediately apply what I read and am personally using this content for my own leadership development & with the teams I am responsible to and for. Being ridiculously in charge starts with me. As a leader, it starts with you. If we do the work-creative, positive results will follow. Great for business but everything in this book can be applied to all of our relationships: marriage, family, community, nation and world.
Awesome Insite - File Format Fail
This book is amazing. Our whole leadership team is reading and utilizing it.
But... It is no longer readable on my iPhone!
I purchased it weeks ago and have been reading it.
Today it comes up with an error that it is not in a readable format for iBooks!!! What the what??