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Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

Narrated by: Steve Carlson
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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This third edition of an international best-seller - more than two million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages - details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals.   

Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The guide's central insight - that the key to leadership lies not in what we do, but in who we are - has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in listeners’ personal lives as well.   

Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a “box” of endless self-justification.  

Most importantly, the audiobook shows us the way out. Listeners will discover what millions already have learned - how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.  

This third edition includes new research about the self-deception gap in organizations and the keys to closing this gap. The authors offer guidance for how to assess the in-the-box and out-of-the-box mind-sets in yourself and in your organization. It also includes a sample of Arbinger’s latest best-seller, The Outward Mindset.

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Transformational

This is one of those books that is a must read! The narrator's voice is warm and comforting and the message is delivered in such a way that you can't help but absorb it. I'm going to listen again and by all the other books done by The arbinger Institute.

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exceptional

Loved it. I rarely review books, but this one stands out on every level. From business to personal.

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  • Bulwark
  • 2019-03-27

It has the ability to be Leadership Changing.

This book makes it easy to identify with the main character in the story and see how leaders should be better. It makes obvious cases that show how wrong so many people are when dealing with others. Our home, our business, and our communities could be so much better if everyone would read and apply what is taught in this book...

And there it is, the outward looking, face of self deception. If you are reading this book to change others it will not have a happy ending. If you read this book ready to discover that you are hiding in a box, deceived and blaming others for you lack of true leadership, then this book will change your life.

Life changing for the Leader you have within.

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  • Brad Wilson
  • 2019-11-01

Great book.

So good listened to it twice. I would recommend to anyone in any position. Great book

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  • Terrence Lowis
  • 2019-10-21

Game changer

Simply put- download it now. One or ten new lessons will change the way think moving forward after reading this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-09

wow!

Everyone needs to read or listen to this book! Not just people who are leaders.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-09

loved it

long story short, I am going to start this book over and listen again. worth it

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  • KP
  • 2019-09-08

Necessary for all!!

Leaders, followers, husbands, wives, children, & all who aspire to better themselves should read/listen to this book!! We might have a better world if we could all get out of the box!

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  • W. Clement
  • 2019-09-04

Execelant book

This book gave me a new perspective on understanding and handling personal relationships. I wish I listened to this years ago.

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  • Chad Ostler
  • 2019-09-02

condescending and elementary

the book tries to teach religious concepts through business. we are all sinners (in the box) we all must be better (out of the box). the box is simply a metaphor for not being a narcissist and a jerk. if someone called me into their office this conversation would not have gone this way. who do you think you are? my bishop? did I hire onto a company or a cult. a leader disciplines with examples in the workplace not a personal attack that I as a person have flaws that must be overcome to be worthy of working with you. the book says as long as you care about people you can do whatever you want because clearly that simple ingredient means you will do the right thing. if you like simple solutions to complex problems read this book. it will tell you to be nice to others and success is yours.

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  • Elaine Sinclai r
  • 2019-08-25

This book blew my mind.

This book is life changing. I was looking for a leadership book to make me better at my job but little did I know I would get a book that will make me better at life.

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  • Aarinn Vasudev
  • 2019-08-19

Enlightened

I loved listening to this book. The voice is soothing, but more importantly it concerts a self awareness message that I definitely needed to hear. I just went through a divorce. I know, in my heart, that a lot of it is due to my actions, thoughts, anger etc...but it helped me to realize what is needed from me or at least what I should look deeper into, so to not stay in such a nasty box.