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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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Publisher's Summary

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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This is an excellent listen. I almost felt they were talking about me. Very enlightening

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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
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • 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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  • chad johnson
  • ALTOONA, IA, United States
  • 2020-01-12

good but deep

I need to listen to this again. Maybe twice. I think I had to digest this more and I had a hard time fully grasping it, because this very book is for guys like me.

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  • LaDawn
  • 2020-01-11

Great self improvement content

I love this book so much. This and Outward Mindset have really helped me increase my effectiveness at work at home and in the community.

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  • theduder
  • 2019-12-23

This was a waste of time and money.

Content could have been covered in 5 minutes but instead the book drug on and on.

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  • Tony Luna
  • Center Hill Lake
  • 2019-12-10

a life changer

This book has totally changed my life with work and my personal life. I have listened to it twice and purchased the book for my girlfriend.

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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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  • KB
  • 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.