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”

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