The declarations are in three sections: Identity, Destiny and Provision. You need to know who you are, why you are here, and that there will be provision along the way.
We live and die by the words we speak, and in particular, the words we speak about ourselves! Start speaking biblical truths over you today! Download the audiobook version read by the author with instrumental background music. Great for playing while resting or as background to let the scriptures and declarations filter into your subconscious mind. Identity and Destiny — 7 Steps to a Purpose-filled Life is the missing link in your quest for fulfillment! These are books that I have read that have shaped my identity, my faith, and increased my courage for living out my destiny.
This book was the first that I read on hearing from God consistently in my prayer time. This revolutionized my life and energized my walk with like little else. Prayer for me had been me talking, and this was a book on how to listen and then engage in conversation with God. Can You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God who Speaks Kindle Edition. Along with Brad Jersak, Mark Virkler was instrumental in helping consistently hear from God in my quiet time. Find out how prayer—our link to God—is the most powerful and vital activity of our life.
This book will lead you into a life-changing dimension of two-way communication with a loving God. Dialogue with God Kindle Edition. Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Using his own journey from legalism into grace, Steve McVey illustrates the foundational, biblical truths of who believers are in Jesus Christ and how they can let Him live His life through them each day.
Grace Walk Kindle Edition. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations—with their teams and with themselves—to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction. I sort of picked it up hoping it was about leaders setting boundaries for their own time, etc. LOL In reality, it's about how leaders can and should create boundaries for those they are leading--boundaries that they are able to Boundaries For Leaders really caught my eye because LOL In reality, it's about how leaders can and should create boundaries for those they are leading--boundaries that they are able to succeed within.
Each chapter is just full of nuggets of truth and wisdom. One quote that has really stayed with me from this books is "You cannot grow a plant by dipping it into the dirt once a year. It takes an ongoing connection to build a root system. That can be applied to so many areas of life. Just real wisdom there. It's a very insightful read and, of course, Dr.
Cloud is an excellent writer so you won't be bored in the least. Oct 28, Annie rated it liked it. The book covers basic concepts for leading a team or company. It's not particularly interesting nor does it get to the point. I didn't even know why it was titled "Boundaries for Leaders" until a few chapters in. It's about setting boundaries for the teams. The main point is the culture within the team exists through what the leader had created or allowed. If there is a team member who is pessimistic and is bringing everyone else down, the leader is allowing that behavior to become prevalent.
Th The book covers basic concepts for leading a team or company. The leader needs to meet with the team regularly, focus on factors that are controllable, encourage the desired behaviors, have team members share success stories arose from the desired behaviors, and build a culture of trust and optimism. May 22, Shaun rated it really liked it. This was a pretty good leadership book. It taught me how to create a work culture where people love to work. Below are the main points I learned: 1. Help people attend to what is important, inhibit what is not important or toxic, and remember what they are doing.
Create an emotional environment that is free of the wrong kinds of stress. Build teams that are deeply connected. Help people to think optimistically and root out pessimism. Help people get in control of what they can control. Build great teams that are high performance. Lead yourself in ways that create great performance in others. There are some great points in this book, but nothing was truly life and habit changing for me.
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It may be because I have found myself some wonderful leaders to mentor me. However if you are just starting a leadership journey this would be a great book to look into. May 26, Brian Pate rated it it was ok Shelves: This book did not grip me. I really enjoy hearing Cloud speak, but this book was bland. Decent leadership lessons, but nothing earth-shattering. Nov 09, Barry rated it it was ok Shelves: audiobook. The concepts are pretty simple and not earth shattering.
Pay attention to the people around you and treat them well. Not rocket science. Feb 04, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: psychology , church , leadership. Excellent book! As a leader, you get what you create and what you allow. Leaders are ridiculously in charge I am ridiculously in charge. I will have the culture I create and I will not have the culture I will not allow to exist.
You are either allowing it or building it. Own it. Successful leaders are responsible for the vision, focus, attention activities that create forward movement, the emoti Excellent book! The amount and kinds of control and empowerment are given and required by leaders. You have to establish boundaries that support and enhance the executive functions: What structures, disciplines, practices ensure that your people are attending to the most important? What processes do you have in place that are inhibiting what is disruptive, irrelevant, or destructive?
How do you lead in a way that help people to attend, inhibit, and remember? When you meet, make it clear what you want people to attend to, what you want to inhibit, and what you want them to remember. How do you remember it?
Good boundaries always produce freedom, not control. The brain cannot work in stress hormones. You must have a positive emotional climate! Our brains need positive relationship to grow and function well. Leaders foster connection and unity. Right kinds and right amounts of time together. They are accountable for what they have agreed to, for their values. The metric must be the driving factors, not necessary the results.
Through trust, help others where they are falling behind. Make it okay to confess that. Put it an observing structure. One of the most powerful practices is for the team to observe themselves. How is it working? Take minutes at the end of team meeting. How did we do on practicing our team values? Observe how well you did what you said you were going to do?
Did you communicate to understand? Did you achieve? How could you do better? We need to do something different to stop the pattern. I cannot allow myself to be exposed to this problem in an ongoing way anymore. Jun 01, Holly Williams rated it it was amazing.
Such a good book! It has challenged my thinking and helped me to view leadership and people in new ways! Try giving teenagers a lot of advice and see if it changes behavior. Now I will run out and do it. Busyness is not action that builds momentum or results. The action you want is action that specifically drives results. And the accountability you want is the kind that drives success, not the kind that only measures results and keeps score.
Instead you set the terms of engagement and direct your own path, with only the reality of results to push against you. This was a real struggle to finish. The ideas and leadership philosophies presented were mostly straightforward and agreeable, but never really broken into the enlightening. Additionally, the concepts frequently felt shoehorned into poor analogies to fit his theme. Cloud provides plenty of personal examples that gave off serious self-aggrandizing vibes but little evidence to support his claims that this is all science.
While I do actually believe the brain science he starts with, I do wonder This was a real struggle to finish. While I do actually believe the brain science he starts with, I do wonder if his application of that science isn't used a little too liberally to make his argument. Fun note: we do get to learn that one of Dr.
Cloud's favorite studies involved putting a monkey in a cage and exposing it to "high level of psychological stress I generally was not a fan of Dr. Cloud's style of writing as I thought much of the phrasing was just odd. More specifically, there were a few quirks in his writing that were very distracting. One was his penchant for unnecessary quotes. For example: My way of thinking about "character" is that it involves a person's "whole" makeup, not just "moral. Every page is "littered" with "quotes" for no discernable "reason.
Apr 26, Catherine Nelson rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobooks , leadership , business. Not at all what I was expecting, but absolutely golden.
This one is a must for anyone who wants to lead a team well. Useful, practical information and insights. The thing I really appreciated about this book was that so much of what Dr. He just came at it from a little different direction, with more psychology and human behavior of course, he is a psychologist , which made it feel like coming full circle on Not at all what I was expecting, but absolutely golden.
He just came at it from a little different direction, with more psychology and human behavior of course, he is a psychologist , which made it feel like coming full circle on so many of these leadership principles and problems. But the fact that they're all basically saying the same thing or they've all identified the same traits, the same behaviors tells me they've found some universal truths, and the sooner I learn and begin to apply those truths, the better off my results will be. Also, I'm always wary when the author narrators his own book, but Dr. Cloud did a wonderful job, and this one was pleasant to listen to.
I enjoyed the content, but I found Cloud's original Boundaries book to be much more insightful. While this book has a business focus, I felt it was not as helpful to me as the original book. I suppose I am also starting to limit my reading of "leadership" books. I'm sure this book with speak to I enjoyed the content, but I found Cloud's original Boundaries book to be much more insightful.
I'm sure this book with speak to many. It was slightly disappointing to me. The last chapter is the golden nugget! I enjoyed most of the book, but the last chapter was worth the entire book. It is where the gold was. I learned more in that chapter than the rest of the book combined. Personally, I think Dr. Cloud should have focused on that area more than any other. The book is chalk full of illustrations and stories to fill in the gap between practical real life and theory. Thank you Sir! Jan 18, Jennah Margaret rated it really liked it. Cloud can sound a bit antiquated at times with pointing out that it's necessary to not be overly harsh or direct constantly - but he does have a lot of meaningful insights and reminders.
He has a great way of simplifying things to keep in mind and breaking down complex problems in a approachable way. This book crystallizes many of those important leadership qualities that you admire in your good bosses and long for under your dysfunctional bosses! Leaders and subordinates have a lot to learn from the examples laid out here. This book helps you to understand the importance of how boundaries can help a leader and an organization to be better.
It is full of insight into the nature of leadership and how it is easy to get distracted by outside influences that can pull you away from your goals and the actual vision of an organization.
Feb 03, Claire rated it it was amazing Shelves: work-related , self-help. This was an awesome book. Really made me reflect on my priorities and how I spend my time. Also made me reflect on my role as a leader and my experience being led. Highly recommend to anyone in any kind of leadership position. Dec 24, Leah Rudnicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: home-library.
I listened to this book and then bought the hard back version. I listened and took notes in a journal as I went. At the end of the book he describes three types of leaders and hopefully, I am the first one! Apr 03, D. This is both a good primer for newer leaders, and a solid review for upper-level leaders. This will separate real leaders from mere managers. Most importantly, a good framework for team building and self-growth is outlined. May 16, MarviaD rated it it was amazing. Good for leaders of all sorts and anyone who wants to get better at being an effective leader, parent, teacher, guide, etc.
Mar 14, Tonya rated it it was amazing. This is one of the best leadership books I have ever read for my business! His ideas are clear and concise and very usable! I recommend this book to anyone who is in a leadership position in their job or career. Jul 02, Sarah rated it it was amazing. As I make a fairly significant leadership transition, this book has given me both practical and mindset tools to establish and maintain healthy boundaries to promote a positive, and productive culture.
May 11, Ash rated it it was amazing.