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  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

  • Written by: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

Written by: The Arbinger Institute
Narrated by: Steve Carlson
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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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Preachy book about being nice to people

People are people and we should treat them as such, failure to do so means you're "in the box". Being in the box is bad and it's your fault if you are in the box, but also your fault if other people are in the box. because they are in the box because you are in the box.

"one executive stated this book saved his life". an actual quote from this book.

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Great Book

Awesome book to really get out of your own way! It helps with your mindset!

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One of the best books I’ve ever listened to

I didn’t know how much of a problem I had with my “Heart of War” until this book explained many of the problems in my life. I had felt sure these problems were caused by other people and had never really considered the damage I was doing - without even realizing it. What an eye opener in terms of the change I need to make in order to have peaceful relationships! If you want a happier, more peaceful life, I highly recommend listening and applying the concepts in The Anatomy of Peace.

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A must Read!

This book will likely transform anyone’s life and or family/organization/business if one would open up to the concepts that are presented. This is one of those books that absolutely everyone should read no matter who you are. It is about really truly seeing people and valuing them and what ensues from what that mindset will do for you and others. Definitely highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone!

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Must read

This book will change your life. Highly recommend reading this for life, business, and relationships.

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Leadership and self deception is a book that you cannot afford not to buy in read

Leadership and self-deception, is a book that every buddy should have a copy of, and read it, and study it, and then apply your takeaways, and see the rewards coming in, I highly recommend this book to anybody that is not satisfied with what this world has been offering to them.

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thought provoking

this was an easy listen and the concepts discussed can be used in both personal and business life. I reflected on my own life and leadership style as I listened.

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Excellent

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

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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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