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
- Narrated by: George Newbern
- Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-05-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Whispersync for Voice-ready
Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits.
Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives.
Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you're a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows listeners how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don't have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Brenda on 19-12-16
For work - and life
Would you listen to The Power of the Other again? Why?
I expect to dip in and out of this book many times. It is well narrated (not by the author) and the content is useful and compelling.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does George Newbern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I liked his style, tempo and inflections
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It encouraged me to be thoughtful.
Any additional comments?
This is worth reading. The Corner 1-4 discussions sometimes get a bit complicated, but stick with it and the books value becomes clear.
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By Jeffrey Wooten on 07-07-16
Which Corner Are You In?
It's just as important as who is in your corner. And it's critical that you both operate within the correct corner. This is an unbelievably insightful book. Dr. Cloud is masterful in pulling things into focus. Chapter 11 is MUST READ/MUST LISTEN for everyone that matters in your life. That chapter alone is priceless.
*There is an audio glitch in chapter 10 around the 32:27 mark. Hopefully they will update the file.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Jim Tiffin Jr on 01-11-16
Slow Start; Strong Finish
The story was hard to get into at the beginning. as I continue to listen, I became more engaged with the material it's probably worth going back and listening to those first few chapters again.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful