In AON: Communication

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Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist, acclaimed leadership expert, and best-selling author and co-author of more than twenty books, including The Power of the Other. He draws on his experience in business and his background as a clinical and consulting psychologist to impart practical and effective advice for improving leadership skills, personal relationships and business performance.



“We are more aware of negative things that trigger our partner and more open to seeing from each other’s point of view. We learned how to listen to each other, relate to how the other is feeling, and understand what they are trying to communicate.”

Willie & Courtney Watkins – Premium Members

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In this episode, Dr. Henry Cloud—clinical psychologist, bestselling author of The Power of the Other, and acclaimed expert—discusses the impact of real connection with others, including:

  1. What is “the power of the other”?

The only way to maximize your ability to overcome pain, up your performance, or gain more knowledge and skills is within the context of relationships.

  1. What are the four corners of connection?

Corner one is no connection, corner two is bad connection, corner three is pseudo-good connection, and corner four is real connection.

  1. How can couples get to corner four?

Pinpoint which corner occurs more often than the others and confess how your spouse’s behavior makes you feel.

  1. What is need-fear, and how does it play out in a marriage?

The more needs you have, whether from traumatic episodes in your past or personality flaws, the more vulnerable you are and the more fears you will experience.

  1. What does a corner-four marriage look like?

A corner-four marriage starts with both spouses being comfortable enough with their own needs to enter into corner four and hold each other accountable without shame. Also, Dr. Cloud will answer audience questions on a variety of topics, including cultivating a corner-four relationship with an alcoholic parent, helping a spouse deal with abandonment issues, and being a corner-four parent to teenagers.


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