About the book
“Ultimately, leadership is about turning a vision into reality; it’s about producing real results in the real world.” – Henry Cloud, Boundaries for Leaders
Work culture doesn’t just happen. It’s a combination of what you create, and what you allow. Henry Cloud urges leaders to focus less on “the plan,” and instead, turn their attention to the people. In Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge, Dr. Cloud explains the power of brain science in coaxing the best outcomes from employees. Boundaries are interpreted by the brain similar to property lines, and as a leader, you are in charge of what happens within the property (or boundaries). Establishing firm boundaries supports a team through distractions that can block results:
- Focus: What are we doing?
- Emotional Climate: What does it feel like to work here?
- Disconnection: Where’s my buddy?
- Negative Thinking: Yes we can!
- Control: What can I do that matters?
Dr. Cloud’s Boundaries for Leaders offers thoughtful insight and real-life examples of effective leadership and managing positive values and culture within the workplace.
About the author
Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist with an extensive background in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, and he has a well-established private practice in California. He is also an international speaker and the author of the The One-Life Solution (Collins Business, September 2008), as well as coauthor of the bestselling Boundaries, The Mom Factor, Raising Great Kids, and How People Grow.
Director, Client Services for Smart Savvy Academy
Catherine Ducharme is a career communicator with a few decades of experience in brand, corporate, marketing and employee communications. She’s the current Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators Canada West Region. As Director, Client Services for Smart Savvy’s newest expansion, Smart Savvy Academy, Catherine contributes daily to our purpose, which is to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged.
Founder + CEO, Smart, Savvy + Associates
Peter Reek is the Founder and CEO of Smart, Savvy + Associates: and expert providers of recruitment of high calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Peter’s specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
Peter is a visionary, and his latest venture is a company expansion: Smart Savvy Academy. Under Peter’s leadership, the Academy team supports clients in their desire to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged. Program areas include: leadership performance programs, team performance, sales performance, individual performance, and engagement and culture.
Chief Marketing Officer
Anne joined MEC as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2013 and is responsible for marketing, communications, community investment and brand engagement strategies. Anne supports the ongoing evolution of the iconic MEC brand, extending MEC’s unique retail offering to a growing number of members and inspiring Canadians to lead active lifestyles outside.
Anne has over 20 years of experience in marketing communications, starting at Harlequin Enterprises, where she became passionate about direct to consumer marketing and e-commerce. Anne joined INTRAWEST to develop their customer relationship marketing capabilities across North America and then moved to Singapore, where she worked with Interbrand, as the Director of Brand Strategy for South East Asia. Following her years overseas, Anne is now treasuring her time at home in Vancouver and is introducing her two daughters to outdoor fun in the nearby parks, mountains, and ocean.
Please note that Dr. Henry Cloud does not endorse this event, nor will he be attendance (although we’d love him to be).