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I don’t know about you but I cringe every time I hear the word boundaries. As a leader, I always thought boundaries prevented me from doing what needed to be done. Boundaries felt like a cage, restrictive and something that held me back.

However, as I read through Dr. Henry Cloud’s new book Boundaries For Leaders, I realized I’ve been wrong. Leaders need boundaries. The key is learning how to define the boundaries.

Cover image for Boundaries For Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud

Boundaries For Leaders Cover

Dr. Cloud is probably best known for the book Boundaries, that he co-authored with John Townsend. In Boundaries, Cloud and Townsend shared how everyone needs to have certain boundaries:

Physical Boundaries

Emotional Boundaries

Mental Boundaries

Spiritual Boundaries

The boundaries discussed in that book are fantastic and make a valid case for why we need them. However, they weren’t written in a way that directly related to leaders. This is where Boundaries For Leaders come into play.

Yesterday the world ran on formulas – on all things black and white with tried-and-true wisdom. Today things run on dreams and are covered in gray and fueled by passion. But as it turns out, formulas don’t work well without feeling, and dreams don’t come true without dedication. Enter Wisdom Meets Passion, offering proof that when generations – and their beliefs – come together, something incredible can happen.

Wisdom Meets Passion

That’s the synopsis of Dan Miller and Jared Angaza’s new book Wisdom Meets Passion. It’s their combined effort to show the world that you can’t live your life with only wisdom or passion. You must combine both of them and live a life full of wisdom and passion.

My Expectations:

I’ve been a huge fan of Dan’s. His book 48 Days To The Work You Love helped me launch this blog and move forward in new and unexpected ways. My eyes were open to new avenues of revenue and work.

Jason Jaggard made a big promise on the cover of his new book Spark. That promise was “Transform your world, one small risk at a time.”Spark

I looked at that statement and gave it a puzzled look. “How can you change the world with one small risk at a time?”

Turns out it’s much like the way you can change your life with one small step at a time.

If you’re consistently taking small risks, they add up to big results. And Jason gives examples he’s seen in his own life and in those that have been in “spark groups.”

A spark group is a group of individuals that get together to challenge and encourage each other to take small risks and build to big risks.

It’s effective. It’s encouraging. It’s available to you.

This is a guest review by Kimanzi Constable who blogs about finding work that you love and chasing your dreams. He is a author, national speaker and life coach, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter here.

I have the privilege of being on Michael Hyatt’s Platform Launch Team (along with Joe), so I received an early copy of the book. This book could literally be an entire college course, it has that much value.

Michael Hyatt

 

About Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest publishing company in the world and the world’s largest Christian publishing company in the world; he is now the Chairman of Thomas Nelson.

Correction and Notice: If you’re an email subscriber, the dates for the giveaway were incorrect. The actual date the giveaway ends will be May 13th with the winner announced on the 14th. I also have the honor and privlage of having a guest post at Thomas Mason’s blog. You can view the post by clicking here.

Do you have a favorite author? One who brings a smile to your face when you think of their work?

One such author for me is C.S. Lewis. His profound storytelling ability, the depth he dove to, and the spiritual truths he brought up.

He was amazing.

 

As One Devil To Another book cover

“Punishment…is something for which we here in Hell have a certain flair.”

An author I never heard of until recently reminds me much of C.S. Lewis. This man is Richard Platt.