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The Power of the Other

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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

Henry Cloud. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

261 pages
ISBN: 978-0061777141
ASIN: B013PI79XE

Summary

Dr. Cloud makes the argument that other people have much to do with your success in life and work. He frames his topic around 4 “corners” which are different types of people and relationships that either encourage or discourage us in our efforts. Seeking out and investing in the right kinds of relationships is a key to success. The author covers such topics as freedom versus control, trust, difficult relationships, accountability and feedback. Each chapter has illustrations from Dr. Cloud’s life and relationships. There isn’t much hard data or research included in this book.

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