How to Have That Difficult Conversation

How to Have That Difficult Conversation Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780310343806
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Successful people confront well. They know that setting healthy boundaries improves relationships and can solve important problems. They have discovered that uncomfortable situations can be avoided or resolved through direct conversation. But most of us don’t know how to have difficult conversations, and we see confrontation as scary or adversarial. Authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend take the principles from their bestselling book, Boundaries, and apply them to a variety of the most common difficult situations and relationships in order to: • Show how healthy confrontation can improve relationships • Present the essentials of a good boundary-setting conversation • Provide tips on preparing for the conversation • Show how to tell people what you want, stop bad behavior, and deal with counterattack • Give actual examples of conversations to have with your spouse, your date, your kids, your coworker, your parents, and more! Full of practical tips and how-tos, this book will help you make your relationships better, deepen your intimacy with people you care for, and cultivate more love, understanding, and respect between you and others.

How to Have That Difficult Conversation

How to Have That Difficult Conversation Author Dr. Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 0310342562
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher
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Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend---the authors of the award-winning and bestselling Boundaries---have written the handbook for having that difficult conversation you've been avoiding. Includes a discussion guide.

Boundaries Face to Face

Boundaries Face to Face Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 1876825049
Year 2003
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher
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A CBA BestsellerGold Medallion Book Award WinnerChristians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations. Here Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to set healthy boundaries which will give you the freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

Rescue Your Love Life

Rescue Your Love Life Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780785289159
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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"Beginning with self-examination and setting realistic expectations, the authors explore how couples can nurture and master healthy communication, build trust, and enhance the romance in their marriage"--Provided by publisher.

Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries Author John Townsend
ISBN-10 9780310412908
Year 2011-10-11
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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How do you know you’re ready to trust again ... and what does it take to be ready? Painful relationships violate our trust, causing us to close our hearts. But to experience the freedom and love God designed us for, we eventually have to take another risk. In this breakthrough book, bestselling author Dr. John Townsend takes you beyond the pain of the past to discover how to re-enter a life of intimate relationships. Whether you’re trying to restore a current relationship or begin a new one, Townsend gives practical tools for establishing trust and finding the intimacy you long for. Beyond Boundaries will help you reinstate closeness with someone who broke your trust; discern when true change has occurred; reestablish appropriate connections in strained relationships; create a safe environment that helps you trust; and restore former relationships to a healthy dynamic. You can move past relational pain to trust again. Beyond Boundaries will show you how.

The Entitlement Cure

The Entitlement Cure Author John Townsend
ISBN-10 9780310412960
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Today we live in a culture that says, “Life should be easy and work well.” This attitude, called entitlement, influences our most important institutions: family, business, church, and government. Its devastating effects contribute to relational problems, work ethic issues, and emotional struggles. It comes down to this: People are not getting to where they want to go, because they don’t know how to do life the hard way. Entitlement keeps them from tackling challenges and finding success. But whether readers are struggling with their own sense of entitlement or dealing with someone who acts entitled, The Entitlement Cure will equip them to turn away from a life of mediocrity to a life of engagement, satisfaction, and joy. Drawing from his experience as a counselor and leadership consultant, renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John Townsend explores strategies for fighting entitlement, such as: Take a meaningful risk every week Find ways to minimize regret Grasp the value of keeping inconvenient commitments Understand why saying “I don’t know” is the first step toward success. In a culture that encourages shortcuts and irresponsibility, The Entitlement Cure provides principles and skills to help you both navigate life with those around you who have an entitlement mindset and identify areas in your own life where you are stuck in “easy way” living. Dr. Townsend will show you how to become successful, resolve obstacles in life, and help those around you. Ultimately, The Entitlement Cure provides practical tools for a life of success that works for anyone.

Our Mothers Ourselves

Our Mothers  Ourselves Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780310343554
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image—your life. Our Mothers, Ourselves can help you identify areas that need reshaping, to make positive choices for personal change, and to establish a mature relationship with Mom today. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend steer you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mom types: The Phantom Mom The China Doll Mom The Controlling Mom The Trophy Mom The Still-the-Boss Mom The American Express Mom You'll learn how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. And you'll find a realistic and empowering approach to filling your unmet mothering needs in healthy, life-changing ways through other people. Our Mothers, Ourselves is a biblical route to wholeness and growth, to deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse—and to a new, healthier way of relating to your mother today.

Boundaries for Leaders

Boundaries for Leaders Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780062206350
Year 2013-04-16
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In Boundaries for Leaders, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. 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. In a voice that is motivating and inspiring, Dr. Cloud offers practical advice on how to manage teams, coach direct reports, and instill an organization with strong values and culture. Boundaries for Leaders: Take Charge of Your Business, Your Team, and Your Life is essential reading for executives and aspiring leaders who want to create successful companies with satisfied employees and customers, while becoming more resilient leaders themselves.

How To Be A Best Friend Forever

How To Be A Best Friend Forever Author Dr. John Townsend
ISBN-10 9781617950292
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Worthy Publishing
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Our world has diluted the meaning of friendship, but the reality is, there’s nothing like the sustaining strength of true-blue, forever friends. Still, many people are convinced that they’ll never find such lifelong connections—or that they don’t need them. In this encouraging book, best-selling author and psychologist John Townsend delivers hope and help for making these relationships a reality—and for making them even better if you’ve already got a “bestie.” His eight principles for building the very best kind of friendship, along with his shared experiences within his own friendships (including mistakes he’s made), will move every reader to aspire to deeper connections and to stay the course when challenges arise. Townsend’s simple but profound concepts are sure to transform readers’ relationships and keep them from missing out on one of life’s greatest and most essential joys: the joy of having a best friend.

Leading with Honor

Leading with Honor Author Lee Ellis
ISBN-10 9780983879312
Year 2012-05-14
Pages
Language en
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
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Make Every Step Count on Your Leadership Journey How did American Military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, or eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork? In this powerful and practical book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the fourteen key leadership principles behind this amazing story. As a successful executive coach and corporate consultant, he helps leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs utilize these same pressure-tested principles to increase their personal and organizational success. In Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, you will learn: - an approximately 250-word description of the book as you'd like to see posted online, keeping in mind that this should be enticing to consumers ? ? ? Courageous lessons from POW leaders facing torture in the crucible of captivity. How successful teams are applying these same lessons and principles. How to implement these lessons using the Coaching sessions provided in each chapter. In the book's Foreword, Senator John McCain states, "In Leading with Honor, Lee draws from the POW experience, including some of his own personal story, to illustrate the crucial impact of leadership on the success of any organization. He highlights lessons and principles that can be applied to every leadership situation." This book is ideal for individual or group study as a personal development, coaching, human resource development, or executive training resource.

Safe People

Safe People Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9780310298144
Year 2009-05-26
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key. Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one begin? Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to romance. They help identify the nurturing people we all need in our lives, as well as ones we need to learn to avoid. Safe People will help you to recognize 20 traits of relationally untrustworthy people. Discover what makes some people relationally safe, and how to avoid unhealthy entanglements. You'll learn about things within yourself that jeopardize your relational security. And you'll find out what to do and what not to do to develop a balanced, healthy approach to relationships.

God Will Make a Way

God Will Make a Way Author Henry Cloud
ISBN-10 9781418569952
Year 2006-10-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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The best-selling book God Will Make a Way by Drs. Cloud and Townsend clearly illustrates the often-surprising ways God shows up and addresses our problems in ways we never dreamed possible. This new companion workbook goes even deeper to help readers thrive relationally, emotionally, and spiritually--especially in difficult times.

Loving People

Loving People Author John Townsend
ISBN-10 9781418537609
Year 2010-05-17
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Your personal guide to learning how to love. When you say or hear the words "I love you" it can change your life forever. Love is one of God's most important gifts to anyone, yet there are many misunderstandings about how to make love work in our families, friendships, marriages and dating relationships. In Loving People, best-selling author Dr. John Townsend shows you that love can actually be learned, and gives you the steps and tools to become skilled in love. Using his trademark stories and illustrations to flesh out the important principles, Dr. Townsend covers: receiving love connecting love healing love confronting love romantic love surrendering love Through his teaching, readers will discover - and start enjoying - the words, actions, and experiences of authentic love.

Inside Job

Inside Job Author Stephen W. Smith
ISBN-10 9780830844289
Year 2015-07-05
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Effective leaders work very hard to succeed, but often at the cost of their own souls. They are challenged to keep themselves emotionally and spiritually healthy in order to survive success—to keep their humanity intact. This is the work within the work. Stephen W. Smith helps leaders in the marketplace and in ministry set aside the life-draining values of power, fame, fortune and position and instead explore the life-giving qualities of building character. In this book you will learn to: Recognize and determine the inner and outer markers of success Explore eight compelling virtues that every leader must possess Use the principle of rhythm rather than chase the myth of balance Recognize the limits of your own leadership Discover how to thrive, not just survive There is a better way to live than the craziness we experience in our driven world. Inside Job is your invitation to journey inside and do the work within your work.

The Decision to Trust

The Decision to Trust Author Robert F. Hurley
ISBN-10 9781118072646
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A proven model to create high–performing, high–trust organizations Globally, there has been a decline in trust over the past few decades, and only a third of Americans believe they can trust the government, big business, and large institutions. In The Decision to Trust, Robert Hurley explains how this new culture of cynicism and distrust creates many problems, and why it is almost impossible to manage an organization well if its people do not trust one another. High–performing, world–class companies are almost always high–trust environments. Without this elusive, important ingredient, companies cannot attract or retain top talent. In this book, Hurley reveals a new model to measure and repair trust with colleagues managers and employees. Outlines a proven Decision to Trust Model (DTM) of ten factors that establish whether or not one party will trust the other Filled with original examples from Daimler, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, QuikTrip, General Electric, Procter and Gamble, AzKoNobel, Johnson and Johnson, Whole Foods, and Zappos Reveals how leaders in Asia, Europe, and North America have used the DTM to build high–trust organizations Covering trust building in teams, across functions, within organizations and across national cultures, The Decision to Trust shows how any organization can improve trust and the bottom line.