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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!

©2010 Arbinger Properties, Inc.; 2012 AudioGO

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EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK

Do yourself and everyone you care about, at home and work, a favor and read, learn, study, live this book!! It is going to be required reading in my company moving forward....

9 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Not what I expected ...in a good way

Training by story. The examples make it real because you can project yourself into those situations. By picturing my fails I can see the application of the principle and get out of the box.

I'll listen again. Very practical.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it.

The principle of getting out of the box by treating others as human beings will help me in all aspects of life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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 6 people found this review helpful

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Leadership fable

When authors choose to tell a fictional story to illustrate their ideas it's usually because the ideas are pretty thin.
That's the case in this book as well. The central idea is to treat others the way you know you should. Good idea but it could have been presented in a pamphlet.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great book with excellent life lessons

Excellent story helps understand how we can get better in our personal and professional lives. Definitely worth reading and re-reading.

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Perfect timing

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

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  • Arthur
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 03-14-15

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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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 3 people found this review helpful