Summary of 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
Copyright © 2016 by Dr. Henry Cloud. Published by arrangement with HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
No one succeeds alone. Leaders need supportive allies to help them overcome their limits.
Clinical psychologist Henry Cloud argues that no great leader succeeds alone. Everyone needs a trustworthy community of people who will listen to problems; sympathize; offer honest feedback; and provide support, respect and accountability. Cloud offers practical advice on how to use the “Four Corners” behavior patterns to avoid negative relationships and develop supportive “Corner Four” relationships. Although he occasionally refers to neuroscience research, his presentation and his very apt illustrative anecdotes largely depend on Cloud’s extensive leadership coaching experience. Though at times a bit redundant, Cloud emphasizes the importance of overcoming isolationist self-reliance in favor of developing supportive, positive relationships that contribute to your well-being and success. getAbstract recommends his approach to executives who want to develop strong working relationships and leaders who hope to instill a team-oriented culture.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to use the “Four Corners” behavioral model to develop great relationships and teams,
- Why emotionally open relationships are crucial to your success, and
- How to maintain relationships with people who support and encourage you.
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