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Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box | [The Arbinger Institute]

Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

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. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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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    Juan 03-24-15
    Juan 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    Supposed to be easy to listen as the narrative is a story but it is pretty boring and confusing, still don't know how can I apply it to myself. Waste of time.

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    MrsR411 03-19-15
    MrsR411 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The most impact..."

    I will read this again and share it with other--I've already started, in fact. This is the leadership book that's impacted me the most in the past ten years or more. It has broad and deep implications and is literally helping me improve my life and my work

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    Arthur Portland, OR, United States 03-14-15
    Arthur Portland, OR, United States 03-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Get this book now. You won't regret it."

    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.

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    Dan 03-09-15
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    "Excellent book great content"

    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.

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    Erik A. 03-06-15
    Erik A. 03-06-15
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    "Amazing Book"

    Awesome book to help ones self realize narcissistic tendencies and correct them. Applies to all areas of life. Not just business.

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    Fausto Cepeda Mexico City, MEXICO 02-21-15
    Fausto Cepeda Mexico City, MEXICO 02-21-15 Member Since 2011

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    So boring, didn't even reach half of it.

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    An Amazon Customer Branson, MO, US 02-20-15
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    Loved it and will reread it again and try and learn more and improve myself.

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    Tammaria Murray 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    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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    azmom 01-17-15
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    "Should be required reading"

    Should be required reading for anyone preparing for management, marriage, parenthood...a relationship of any kind. This is game changing!

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    Mike United States 01-10-15
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    "So good you start over"

    We are studying this book for work. I found it to be not only for work but my home life as well as anything else very uplifting and has changed my opinion of how I see people.

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