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Cofounder of Cloud/Townsend Communications, Henry Cloud is a popular speaker and licensed psychologist. Cloud graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology and maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California. Also a cohost of the nationally mostrar mais broadcast "Minirth Meier New Life Clinic," Cloud has written numerous books with his business partner John Townsend, including Safe People, Twelve Christian Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy, The Mom Factor, and the Gold Medallion award-winning Boundaries. On his own, Cloud, who specializes in individual adult psychotherapy, has written the books Changes That Heal: How to Understand Your Past to Ensure a Healthier Future and Secrets of Your Family Tree. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Henry Cloud

Boundaries with Kids (1998) 1,415 cópias
Boundaries in Marriage (1999) 1,229 cópias
Changes That Heal (1992) 982 cópias
Necessary Endings (2011) 399 cópias
Raising Great Kids (1999) 242 cópias
Changes That Heal Workbook (1994) 84 cópias
How People Grow Workbook (2002) 63 cópias
Safe People Workbook (1995) 45 cópias
9 Things Graduates Must Do (2005) 36 cópias
Boundaries (2007) 21 cópias
30 Days To Your Dreams (2007) 16 cópias
Boundaries Leader's Guide (1999) 14 cópias
Mom Factor Workbook, The (1997) 10 cópias
ReGroup (2007) 4 cópias
Limites Cara a Cara (2004) 3 cópias
Limites para Lideres (2014) 3 cópias
Criando Filhos Vencedores (2001) 3 cópias
Boundaries at Work (2010) 3 cópias
Limites no casamento (2002) 2 cópias
为婚姻立界线 1 exemplar(es)
Játszmák nélkül (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
O SEGREDO DE DEUS 1 exemplar(es)
Addiction 1 exemplar(es)
L'influence d'une mère (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Auf der Spur des Glücks 1 exemplar(es)
Ægteskab & grænser (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
带出健康的小组 1 exemplar(es)
職場軟實力 1 exemplar(es)
為工作立界線 1 exemplar(es)
Workbook Boundaries 1 exemplar(es)
Límites para Nuestros Hijos (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Fromme Lügen, die wir glauben (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Complete Guide to Boundaries (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Necessary Endings 1 exemplar(es)
God Gives the Breakthrough (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Chave do Crescimento, A 1 exemplar(es)
Reguly sukcesu wyd 2 (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Réussir sa vie 1 exemplar(es)
Safe People Video Series 1 exemplar(es)
Boundaries Video Series 1 exemplar(es)
Boundary worksheets 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum



This book wasn’t as meaningful to me as I expected it to be. I liked their quotations with the Bible. Sometimes I didn’t quite see how the quotation supported what they were saying. Somehow this book just didn’t click with me. It’s a very popular book, so it might be great for someone else. Come to think of it, I’m not into self-help books these days.

Chapters 1-4 set the background on problems in human development of boundaries.

Chapter 5: Ten Laws of Boundaries
1. The law of sowing and reaping
2. The law of responsibility
3. The law of power: (What power do we have)
4. The law of respect
5. The law of motivation (Love or fear or guilt)
6. The law of evaluation (Does it hurt or harm - they are different)
7. The law of proactivity
8. The law of envy
9. The law of activity (Passivity never pays off)
10. The law of Exposure (Boundaries need to be made visible to others & communicated)

Part 1
1. A Day in a Boundaryless Life
2. What Does a Boundary Look Like
3. Boundary Problems
4. How Boundaries are Developed
5. 5. Ten Laws of Boundaries
6. Common Boundary Myths
Part 2: Boundary Conflicts
Part 3: Developing Healthy Boundaries
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bread2u | outras 42 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Modern leadership is often contrasted with healthy relationships. Leaders, we are told, have to be a lonely and isolated genius, like Steve Jobs. However, in truth, no one can lead without relying on other people. Getting things done requires healthy relationships, and most key advances just cannot be made without others’ influence. In this book, leadership psychologist Henry Cloud examines how to best take advantage of others’ help by identifying mutually beneficial relationships.

Cloud’s main idea is that relationships of respect and growth yield the most productive results. Key insights have only happened because other people have become involved in another person’s life. Other people can inspire us to do things that we simply can’t achieve in isolation. This trait is grounded in the neuroscience of how mirror neurons act in our brains.

Although this book is written primarily for the workplace, this central idea has contains a very religious, spiritual core. Not only does this work reference Cloud’s Christianity multiple times, but also it contains common insights of religion, that no one is an island and that humans do better in loving, respectful relationships. This motif goes against the grain that selfish jerks end up first. Indeed, Cloud speaks directly against such a premise in his conclusion and contends that these jerks could have had greater impact with better relationships.

This book still faces a few limits. He consistently uses the term “corner four relationships” to describe the healthiest, most generative relationships. This concept clearly refers to a chart in the book, but I was not able to view this graphic because I listened to an audiobook. This repeated abstraction is, well, a little too abstract for me. I wish he would have just coined a more descriptive phrase for it that wouldn’t be so vague and distracting.

Further, Cloud never discusses the area of difficult choices. He presumes that relationships should always come first. How do we tell if someone is, say, taking advantage of us? How do we psychologically balance our need for subjective trust with an objective evaluation? These and other confusing areas are simply not addressed in this text. That’s unfortunate because the values of any principles are most clearly seen in the required trade offs.

This book’s audience focuses on organizational leaders and those aspiring to grow. The message can encompass a wide variety of organizations and leaders. The book broadly addresses businesses, non-profits, educators, and family leaders. In particular, mentors can benefit from Cloud’s focus on cultivating synergistic relationships, and their mentees can benefit from figuring out how to make their other relationships yield more fruit. Throughout, he consistently reminds us that individual success always rests on the shoulders of other people, and the greatest leaders bring out the best in other individuals, not just their own greatness.
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scottjpearson | Jan 16, 2024 |
I highly recommend this book if you are ready and open to read what your faults may be. It was an eye opener for me. Sometimes when you are living inside of your own body, you can't see what others see. Dr. Henry Cloud gives many examples of when you use words to justify away things that you should meet head on, and take the hard work of changing. There are references to Scripture, but even those who don't believe won't get bogged down, because truly anyone can read this book and get the meaning and not think that they were "preached at". His style is more like "get real" and "in your face" messages intended to make you think and question if what you are doing is really working for you. This is definitely a self-improvement book.… (mais)
doehlberg63 | 1 outra resenha | Dec 2, 2023 |
avanders | outras 42 resenhas | Nov 28, 2023 |



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