Picture of author.
209+ Works 18,857 Membros 130 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

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
Image credit: Zondervan Publishing


Obras por Henry Cloud

Boundaries with Kids (1998) 1,390 exemplares
Boundaries in Marriage (1999) 1,212 exemplares
Changes That Heal (1992) 966 exemplares
Necessary Endings (2011) 380 exemplares
Raising Great Kids (1999) 241 exemplares
How to Get a Date Worth Keeping (2005) 159 exemplares
Boundaries in Marriage Workbook (2000) 112 exemplares
Changes That Heal Workbook (1994) 83 exemplares
Boundaries with Kids Workbook (1998) 79 exemplares
How People Grow Workbook (2002) 63 exemplares
When Your World Makes No Sense (1990) 54 exemplares
Boundaries in Dating Workbook (2000) 47 exemplares
Safe People Workbook (1995) 43 exemplares
9 Things Graduates Must Do (2005) 36 exemplares
Rescue Your Love Life, Workbook (2005) 25 exemplares
Boundaries (2007) 21 exemplares
The One-Life Solution Workbook (2009) 16 exemplares
30 Days To Your Dreams (2007) 16 exemplares
Boundaries Leader's Guide (1999) 14 exemplares
Mom Factor Workbook, The (1997) 9 exemplares
Boundaries (Chinese Edition) (2011) 5 exemplares
ReGroup (2007) 4 exemplares
Boundaries at Work (2010) 3 exemplares
Criando Filhos Vencedores (2001) 3 exemplares
Limites Cara a Cara (2004) 3 exemplares
Limites para Lideres (2014) 3 exemplares
Limites para Ensinar aos Filhos (2001) 3 exemplares
God Will Make a Way Workbook (2005) 3 exemplares
Limites no casamento (2002) 2 exemplares
O SEGREDO DE DEUS 1 exemplar
Játszmák nélkül (2010) 1 exemplar
Addiction 1 exemplar
为婚姻立界线 1 exemplar
Límites para Nuestros Hijos (2009) 1 exemplar
God Gives the Breakthrough (2006) 1 exemplar
Ægteskab & grænser (2011) 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
職場軟實力 1 exemplar
為工作立界線 1 exemplar
L'influence d'une mère (2005) 1 exemplar
Réussir sa vie 1 exemplar
Necessary Endings 1 exemplar
Reguly sukcesu wyd 2 (2006) 1 exemplar
Complete Guide to Boundaries (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works


Conhecimento Comum



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.
… (mais)
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 crítica | Dec 2, 2023 |
avanders | 41 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
Want to Paint a Happy Future for Your Children? Start Drawing the Line Today.

Boundaries with Kids will help you:
- Recognize the boundary issues underlying child behavior problems.
- Set boundaries and establish consequences with your kids.
- Get out of the “nagging” trap.
- Stop controlling your kids—and instead help them develop self-control.
- Apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting.
- Take six practical steps for implementing boundaries with your kids.

One of the most loving things you can do for your children is set firm boundaries with them.

Boundaries with Kids will help you raise your kids to take responsibility for their own actions, attitudes, and emotions. In eight sessions, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you bring order to problematic circumstances and cultivate healthier ways of relating with your kids.
… (mais)
blessedbeginning | 7 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos