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
- create urgency and an action plan for what''s important;
- stop wasting resources needed for the things that really
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