The Outward Mindset

Seeing Beyond Ourselves
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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The Arbinger Institute has helped millions with their books Leadership and Self-Deception and The Anatomy of Peace. Their newest book, The Outward Mindset, reflects their latest research and experience and offers a new and intuitive way to teach people how to implement mindset change in themselves and scale it across organizations, with incredible effect. 

One's mindset governs how one views the world, what one does, and how one does it. One's mindset can be self-focused, which Arbinger calls an inward mindset, or it can be inclusive of others, which Arbinger calls an outward mindset. It turns out that our own actions, and others responses to those actions, end up being dramatically different depending on which mindset we are operating from. 

The Outward Mindset teaches listeners how to shift more fully to an outward mindset and how to help others, even whole organizations, to make that shift - a shift that sparks innovation, increases accountability, and transforms collaboration, engagement, and fulfillment. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2016 The Arbinger Institute (P)2016 The Arbinger Institute

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Great Lessons to be learned and applied

I've now read three related but separate books by The Arbinger Institute - and all are very well-written (and well narrated on Audible), easy to understand and implement, and, in my opinion, important to put into action. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box was the first I read, then The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict which actually is a prequel to the first but written after, and now The Outward Mindset ties it together and expands what the lessons are - treating people as people not things, not tasks, and for all of us to be present and to put yourself into their mindset.

Highly recommend this entire series for anyone who comes into contact with human beings regularly :)

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A most listen

I enjoy everything I have read and listened to with the Arbinger Institute. this is a life changer in how I view myself and those around me and liberating in giving a new perspective of how to life with more love and respect for myself and others

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great

loved the book and the concepts but not seeing the diagrams was a downside of the audio version. the hard copy would be better.

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Nothing new, nothing noteworthy, forgettable

Very vague and generic. Lack of important details. Chapters were just "filler" for the stories with no real substance.

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It was OK

I liked the first 2 books better. This one seemed to just basically repeat the message but not give me specifics on HOW to have an outward mindset, or how to deal with others that have an inward mindset.

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Great idea, nothing groundbreaking in the formulation

It is an important idea. Not as innovative as their previous books.

Narrator's voice was not my favorite.

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The Next Step

The 3 phase in understanding and implementing the Arbinger concepts. Follows well the previous two books to give and understanding and implementation strategy.

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Mindset Drives Business & Life Success

A well written book with compelling stories that illustrate the effect of mindset on life and business. Detailed personal and business case studies make the subject real and make the application of the principles clear. It's an eye opener when you honestly review you life decisions in the light of these principles.

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Life Changing Material

Can’t say enough good about what Arbinger is doing. Their work has deeply impacted my family for the better. Read all of their books. And read Bonds That Make Us Free.

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A book to be chewed, digested and returned to

A book for the ages. This one can change mindsets and transform lives and companies. I'm glad I read it, and I'll be certainly coming back to it time and again for inspiration.

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  • 04-20-20

A book about how you can contribute to the greater good!

Minde opening book. Any one and everyone should give this a listen. Great examples and also includes clear pointers on how to implement this into your daily life.

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  • 10-03-19

Great book

A must read book for everyone on the personal and professional levels
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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-30-19

Excellent

if all leaders - global, political, community, business - followed the Arbinger Outward Mindset the world would definitely be a better place

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  • Chris Lancaster
  • 06-29-18

See diagram 16

I found it enjoyable and a good trigger for some personal reflection, although the repeated references to numbered diagrams interrupted the flow.