for better or worse; bound together

bound togetherDo we act in isolation, or do our actions have consequences for not just us, but others too? Well, I’m most of us have been there, done that. We’ve been part of a situation where someone’s actions led to undesired consequences either for us or someone we know. Chris Brauns’ bound together: How We Are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Choices deals with this from a leadership perspective.

Going back to the original poor decision – original sin – and the ensuing consequences, Braun paints a picture of how we are all tied together in the action department. As he describes it, this rope principle is “the simple truth that our lives, choices and actions are linked to the lives, choices and actions of other people.” Using a plethora of Biblical references and examples, Brauns demonstrates how we are tied together in not only marriages, families and relationships, but also in our countries and respective cultures.

Overall, bound together is an insightful book which would be a valuable part of any leadership reference shelf. From a teacher’s perspective, I better understand the relationship between individual action and group consequences because of Chris’ work.

This book was given to me to review by Booksneeze. I am not required to give a positive review. It’s just a good book to learn some stuffs from.


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