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Episode 229: Henry Cloud – “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

Episode 229: Henry Cloud – “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

Dr. Henry Cloud is a New York Times bestselling author, and his books have sold over 10 million copies. His leadership book, Integrity, was dubbed by the New York Times as “the best book in the bunch.” In 2011, Necessary Endings was called “the most important book you read all year.” His book “Boundaries For Leaders” was named by CEO Reads in the top five leadership books of its year. Dr. Cloud’s work has been featured and reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Success Magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 of 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth and development. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media outlets. This is Henry’s second time joining me on The Learning Leader Show.  He originally was on episode #50. You can listen to that HERE.

Henry is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. He draws on his extensive experience in business, leadership consulting, and clinical psychology, to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills and business performance.

Episode 229: Henry Cloud – “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

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“If you’re a leader, you will get what you create or what you allow.”

Show Notes:

  • Henry constantly striving to do more… Why?
    • “I’m a practitioner, need to continue doing the work”
  • Advice to “normal” people who have a 9-5 job. Henry was willing to start with very little money, but grew into his passion slowly and kept at it.
  • Inflection points — My football career.  Henry’s gradual growth. Critical mass moments — Henry did leadership coaching and consulting from day 1.
  • “You have to love what you do.”
  • “You have to get moving.”
  • “My first book Integrity was written based on my teaching for 15 years.”
  • Boundaries — A simple, yet profound concept – A property line: This is you
  • “In relationships, people put pressure on us”
  • Leaders are “ridiculously in charge”  — “If you’re leading it, you’re in charge”
  • “If you’re a leader, you will get what you create or what you allow”
  • 3 Keys to Executive Success (Executive Functions Of The Brain):
    • Attend to most important/what’s relevant — Need to name the priority — Boundary of Attention
    • No multi-tasking. Your brain CANNOT do this — Inhibit everything else
    •  Working memory – Must be a flow to it
  • Advice for listeners who have a bad boss?
    • Don’t fret, we’ve all been there
    • Create your own culture, do lunch and learns, build what you want within the situation
  • Vision Statement — Get so good they will say, “What are they doing?” How do we grow? How can we do that?”
    • Perform, develop leaders in your own corner of the world/buisness
  • “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”
  • “They work their butt off”

“Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not.”

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“Boundaries are personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not.”

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