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Leadership & Self-Deception Audiobook

Leadership & 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 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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    J. Wolter 04-25-15
    J. Wolter 04-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best leadership book ever"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 04-23-15
    Melissa 04-23-15

    inspire*innovate*impact

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    "Classic that brings instant value at work and home"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 04-14-15
    Scott 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stay out of the box"

    Good book on staying honest with yourself and staying accountable. Support your greatness and that of others.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dan 03-09-15
    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike United States 01-10-15
    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-21-13
    Bob Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-21-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sounds simple but it's revealing"
    Would you listen to Leadership & Self-Deception again? Why?

    Points about self retreat and self deception are very powerful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them are good


    Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?

    Brian


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Leadership & Self-Deception?

    what does it means to be in the box and how to get out


    Any additional comments?

    I like to think that the book is about which perspective are you taking: Ego or Soul.
    If it's from closed, self defensive, justifying, blaming, me against all, dog eat dog, then you are in the box or you are all your Ego.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Ivy USA 10-13-12
    Joseph Ivy USA 10-13-12 Member Since 2012

    I can has read

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    "Good content, great presentation"
    Where does Leadership & Self-Deception rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has been my favorite. Now, that is only out of four books, but I liked it a lot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite Character.


    What does Peter Berkrot bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He gives a particular voice and personality to the characters that I wouldn't have given them while reading the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were parts that tugged at my heart strings.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book for people who have negative attitudes about coworkers. I might even require it if I had that kind of power.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Allen 09-23-15
    Allen 09-23-15
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    "Exactly what I needed."

    I have been stuck in the box with my wife and many of my employees at work for years. This has been my fault. I love what this book has taught me. I may hire the coach to hold me accountable so that I stay on this track.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Juan 03-24-15
    Juan 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Booring!"

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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