The One-Life Solution: Reclaim Your Personal Life While Achieving Greater Professional Success  -     By: Dr. Henry Cloud
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The One-Life Solution: Reclaim Your Personal Life While Achieving Greater Professional Success

HarperCollins / 2008 / Hardcover

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Cell phones, instant messaging, the Internet: these modern resources effectively facilitate business and personal communication. But does the ceaseless chatter only add confusion and complexity to your life? Dr. Cloud's straightforward tools will help you still the clamor; integrate pressures from bosses, co-workers, clients, and family; and achieve success and happiness at work and home! 304 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0061466425
ISBN-13: 9780061466427
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Do you feel that if you could get rid of some of the chaos in your work life, you could take your performance to a greater level? Do you stay late at the office many nights, trying to empty an inbox that never seems to diminish? Do you have difficulty dealing with cantankerous bosses or passive-aggressive coworkers? Do you find yourself checking your BlackBerry—almost against your will—during dates, family dinners, or your children's soccer games? If you've answered yes to any of the above, chances are you feel fragmented, pulled in too many directions at once, frustrated. Your work life has taken over your personal life.

In The One-Life Solution, Dr. Henry Cloud, consultant, bestselling author of the Boundaries series and Integrity, and clinical psychologist, examines the workplace. He demonstrates how our failure to maintain a unified life with good boundaries at the office not only blurs the line between the professional and the personal, but leaves us less equipped to deal with the problems of today's workplace: stress, heavy workload, and a blistering pace. As a result, we are overworked, overstressed, and unhappier than ever. Through real-world examples from years of working with leaders at companies large and small, Dr. Cloud shows us how to construct and enforce better boundaries against the technological devices, bullying bosses, and distracting coworkers who invade our time and space.

From conducting an audit of your time, to developing a policy of who you are and what you stand for, to learning how to overcome a paralyzing inability to say no, Dr. Cloud provides invaluable strategies and scripts for moving toward a more unified, coherent sense of self and a life that fully encompasses work, family, and spirituality. In a clear, conversational voice, he will help you develop the ability to:

  • contain self-destructive behavior and keep it from spreading.
  • define yourself and know who you are.
  • set limits when needed.
  • communicate effectively.
  • learn how to improve your performance at the office and outside it.

By starting to do what's best for you, you'll find the key to living the one happy, fulfilling life that only you can live.

Author Bio

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.

Publisher's Weekly

The balance of work and personal life can cause a myriad of problems—but they all boil down to a single issue, argues Cloud (Boundaries). Many career-inhibiting problems—from shoddy management skills to unclear focus to slow growth—can be attributed to a breakdown of boundaries necessary to maintain balance between work life and personal life, especially as technology makes it possible for individuals to be on-call every moment of the day. Cloud espouses the virtues of self-definition and self-control, and his series of engaging analogies and examples helps readers conduct an internal self-audit by identifying core values, visions, missions and goals. The authors hones in on common weaknesses—overdeveloped needs for security, approval and perfectionism—and leads readers through a plan for regaining control of themselves, their work and their lives with easy-to-follow activities to implement changes as personal policies. Unfailingly encouraging, Cloud is a fine advocate for the benefit of gaining control and protecting boundaries and his book is a must-have life management bible. (Aug.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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