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Leadership and Self-Deception Audiobook

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

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Publisher's Summary

Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem 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 audio shows 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.

The Arbinger Institute is a consulting firm and scholarly consortium that includes people trained in business, law, economics, philosophy, the family, education, and psychology. Arbinger has worked with leaders from such major organizations as Microsoft, 3M, Cornell University, and the U.S. Navy.

©2000, 2002 The Arbinger Institute, Inc.; (P)2004 The Audio Partners

What the Critics Say

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Business Information/Educational

"Profound...engaging...packed with insight. I couldn't recommend it more highly." (Stephen R. Covey)

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    John Breitinger 01-23-12
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    "This book will change your life"
    What made the experience of listening to Leadership and Self-Deception the most enjoyable?

    Even if you do not change, this book will allow you to see your life and especially your relationships differently. It is a game changer


    What other book might you compare Leadership and Self-Deception to and why?

    Patrick Lencioni's books, which also use parables to reveal simple truths.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The luxury of being read to while running and / or driving. I listened to the book, then read it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The clear and simple explanation of the destructive power of self-deception.


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    Andy Westport, CT, United States 05-29-11
    Andy Westport, CT, United States 05-29-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Fresh Take on Leadership"

    Although I was reluctant to pick up yet another book on leadership, this one came highly recommended by my manager and was well worth the listen. Told as a story instead of a step-by-step how-to, the message comes through and really makes you think about how you can genuinely lead by example in your organization.

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    07-24-10
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    "Leadership and Self-Deception"

    Very good book. Anyone who owns their own business and anyone who values personal relationships should read this book.

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    Ranger C-NM 02-03-09
    Ranger C-NM 02-03-09

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    "Enlightening"

    This is so simple, yet so profound. This book really spoke to me and helped me see my leadership flaws, especially in relating to people. I saw applications for my relationship with my wife and my children. It really was enlightening and I appreciate a co-worker recommenting it to me. The book was told in story form and the reader did an excellent job voicing the different characters.

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    Luis Fernandez Cervantes 08-16-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent Flow"

    In a very entertaining way, this audiobook exposes relevant values in how to make our lives more fulfilling. I recommend it.

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    Dan D. 05-22-08
    Dan D. 05-22-08 Member Since 2008
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    "New ideas"

    I loved the concepts in this book, and immediately took them to work to teach others about how people need to be treated with a little respect in the workplace.

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    Kenneth north potomac, MD, USA 03-21-06
    Kenneth north potomac, MD, USA 03-21-06
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    "Very Insightful and Thought Provoking"

    I enjoyed this book as the material was thought provoking and can be applied in our daily interactions with those close to us. I only gave it three stars as the person reading the book played many different characters with very poor voice imitations, so it lost some credibility. But overall, it was a good listen and I might even listen again as there is some great insight into our behaviors that can be very helpful

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    Steven Bound Brook, NJ, USA 12-12-05
    Steven Bound Brook, NJ, USA 12-12-05
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    "Superb!"

    The content here is a must for everyone. Among the best business/communication books I have heard/read. I am considering buying it for everyone in my organization. The narrator is fabulous and makes it a much better "listen" than "read" as he changes his voice to act out the various parts.

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    Daniel Redlands, CA, USA 04-20-05
    Daniel Redlands, CA, USA 04-20-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Unique aproach to business interactions"

    This book is actually one of the few I have recommended and relistened to. The story format makes it an easy listen. You can get the most of the book in the first two thirds, but I bet it will make you really think about your interactions with others and authentic conversations with them. Listen if your working to achieve more credibility with your peers or staff.

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    louis greensboro, NC, United States 03-06-11
    louis greensboro, NC, United States 03-06-11 Listener Since 2006
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    "Mixed up chapter"

    Would not download properly. Chapters incomplete. customer service was unhelpful. Be careful with your money

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