Boundaries for Leaders

Why Some People Get Results and Others Don’t

Why does a company flourish under one leader while it declines under another capable individual? Why do some teams outperform other teams within the same company?

Boundaries for Leaders, by Dr. Henry Cloud, gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire. Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience, Dr. Cloud shows why it’s critical for leaders to set the conditions that make people’s brains perform at their highest levels. How do great leaders do this? One way is through the creation of “boundaries,” which are structures that determine what will exist and what will not.

Discover seven leadership boundaries that set the tone and culture for a results-driven organization, including how to:

  1. Help people focus their attention on the things that matter most.
  2. Build the emotional climate that drives brain functioning.
  3. Facilitate connections that boost energy and momentum.
  4. Create organizational thought patterns that limit negativity and helplessness.
  5. Identify paths for people to take control of the activities that drive results.
  6. Create high-performance teams organized around the behaviors that drive results.
  7. Lead yourself in a manner that protects the vision.

Boundaries for Leaders will explain how leaders are ridiculously in charge of all these elements, and they must own what they either create or allow to exist.


Neuroscience has shown that the more experiences we have of being in control, the better our brains function. It is when we are affected by things outside of our control—and cannot regain a sense of being in control of anything that will make a difference—that we hit a real brain slowdown. You can see why people who feel like they have little choice in life are more apt to give up, and go into negative spirals. But if they can regain a sense of control, great things happen.

GO HERE to get a free copy of “Control Freaks Make Great Leaders,” a taste of what you’ll get when you read the entire Boundaries for Leaders book.


“I have recommended Henry Cloud’s original Boundaries book to my radio show listeners about ten times a week for the past two decades. Now I’m fired up to recommend Boundaries for Leaders just as often to those looking to grow in their leadership role at work. I’ve been waiting on this book for twenty years!”
Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to make progress as a leader. Dr. Cloud does a great job of clarifying what it means (and what it takes) to be a great leader. He helps you to understand what’s really important so you can focus your energy on what matters most. Ultimately, leadership is about guiding people to a worthwhile destination. This book will help you get there.
Rachel Cruze, Author of Smart Money Smart Kids

“Henry Cloud has that rare combination of deep intelligence and common sense that makes him one of the most insightful leadership consultants working today. Anyone interesting in becoming a healthy leader, creating a healthy culture, and generating great results should dive into this book and soak up the wisdom it contains.”
Patrick Lencioni, Bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team