Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.
Through an entertaining and highly instructive story, this audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and - most importantly - the surprising way to solve it. A new edition of a customer favorite!
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I have been looking for a book on Leadership where the lines are transparent between theory and reality that can be adopted. With the example and the storyline it is easy to relate and take applicable excerpts for adoption. This book resonates more often in mind than any other book I read on the subject.
I recommend this book to Families and the every passionate employer/employee who believe in achieving together.
Excellent story helps understand how we can get better in our personal and professional lives. Definitely worth reading and re-reading.
As a leader I have been struggling for many months, feeling conflicted at every decision I made, ever action I took. It wore me down. This book provided me some much needed clarification as to why I was feeling the way I was. I had live 'in the box' for too long and it was affecting every aspect of my life. Now to learn to get out of the box, become a better husband, father, and leader.
The core principle is so true everywhere that I will be sharing this story with many people!
Well written, well read and it will help you see how relationships matter.
I have read and listened to this leadership fable multiple times, and recommend it often to my clients. The book uses story and repetition to help us look at our role in creating unnecessary and unproductive pain in the workplace in our everyday interactions with other people. The basic premise is simple. We often treat others (and are treated by others!) as objects in 1 of 3 ways. We see and treat each other as vehicles, obstacles or irrelevant. It's usually unintentional, and it results in workplaces that are not as vibrant, collaborative, and creative as we want them to be. This book helps us see reality and how we can change it by changing ourselves.
I don't understand why this book is not required reading for everybody in every walk of life. The very simple insights it contains regarding our own behaviors can completely change the way we see and interact with the world, for the better.
I have listened to the book many times. I regularly need to review the content. The reader on this version is not nearly as good as the reader on the first addition. Much harder to listen to.
Pretty good book. Easy to read and follow. Helps you to realize that others aren't always the problem...take a look in the mirror. Sometimes we are the problem that sabotages the results we are trying to achieve.
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