Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward
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Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2010
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Foster Personal and Professional Growth.
While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret. But consultant, psychologist, and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud sees endings differently. He argues that our personal and professional lives can only improve to the degree that we can see endings as a necessary and strategic step to something better. If we cannot see endings in a positive light and execute them well, he asserts, the "better" will never come either in business growth or our personal lives.
In this insightful and deeply empathetic book, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when executed well, "necessary endings" allow us to proactively correct the bad and the broken in our lives in order to make room for the professional and personal growth we seek. However, when endings are avoided or handled poorly—as is too often the case—good opportunities may be lost, and misery repeated. Drawing on years of experience as an executive coach and a psychologist, Dr. Cloud offers a mixture of advice and case studies to help readers
- know when to have realistic hope and when to execute a necessary ending in a business, or with an individual;
- identify which employees, projects, activities, and relationships are worth nurturing and which are not;
- overcome people's resistance to change and create change that works;
- create urgency and an action plan for what's important;
- stop wasting resources needed for the things that really matter.
Knowing when and how to let go when something, or someone, isn't working—a personal relationship, a job, or a business venture—is essential for happiness and success. Necessary Endings gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
Dr. Henry Cloud has been a highly sought-after clinical psychologist and leadership consultant for CEOs and companies for more than twenty-fiveyears, whose unique focus encompasses an expertise and understanding of how people perform and relate. He is in demand on many national networks as a speaker and media contributor, and has written numerous books, including Integrity, Necessary Endings, 9 Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life, and Boundaries, among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
“If you’re hesitant to pull the trigger when things obviously aren’t working out, Henry Cloud’s Necessary Endings may be the most important book you read all year.”
“Much of what we do each day is an unnecessary waste of time and energy. This book will challenge you put a stop to things that have been getting in your way for a long time.”
“Having written five books about the seasons of life, I can tell you that necessary endings are the hard part. Henry Cloud is a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide through these turbulent passages.”
GrpLdrAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Invaluable Tool for LifeMarch 19, 2014GrpLdrAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Life has many beginnings and many endings. Some endings happen without planning; other endings need to be initiated. Dr. Cloud writes about endings we need to choose in our professional and personal lives and why those endings are necessary. The chapter on "Wise People, Foolish People, and Evil People" is worth the cost of the entire book. Dr. Cloud does an incredible job of equipping the reader in the areas of identifying necessary endings, knowing when and how to negotiate necessary changes in behavior, and following through on decisions to end relationships (when necessary). I consider these to be essential life skills, and Dr. Cloud has covered them well.
PierceSan Francisco, CAAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5This book is a wonderful tool.February 10, 2012PierceSan Francisco, CAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Dr. Cloud provides a unique prespective on the barriers that hinder individuals from bringing final closure to practices and relationships in their lives that need to come to an end. This book is a welcome addition to any professional library.
Nicole SAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good startMarch 18, 2011Nicole SAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I think that this is an excellent premise for a book. The topic is very needed and the way the content is addressed is important. I think that there needs to be a sequel book written titled "Unnecessary Endings." There needs to be a thorough, concise book to address the fact that often Christians, especially in our present culture, end relationships and commitments far too quickly and easily. It's a huge problem that, so often, Christians don't know when to hang in with a relationship and dedicate themselves to working out a problem relationship. There are often wounds and emotions buried deeply (usually from childhood) within many people that hinder them, unknowingly, from being able to stay in and work on painful, troubled relationships. If these wounds were addressed, it could mean the beginning of a new era of healing and healthy relationships for people. This is a lesson that goes so easily unlearned because so many people don't even realize that there is a need to relate differently or that there is another way to live. There is much more hope and promise for relationships than most people realize or understand.
Jo AnnLynchburg, VAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Anything by Dr. Cloud is great!March 17, 2011Jo AnnLynchburg, VAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In the past, I have experienced many necessary endings. Dr. Cloud only confirms what I have found to be true. Many endings are like a snake shedding its old skin - breaking through to new experiences and getting out of ruts. I have always found endings to be new beginnings in disguise - a must in order to get out of our comfort zones and experience God in new ways! Dr. Cloud has no equal in my opinion!
Jenn5 Stars Out Of 5February 7, 2011JennQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This product was very insightful into the necessary endings of everyday life, whether that may be relationships or in the work place.
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