Leadership and Self-Deception

  • by The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by William Dufris
  • 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem 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 audio shows 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. The Arbinger Institute is a consulting firm and scholarly consortium that includes people trained in business, law, economics, philosophy, the family, education, and psychology. Arbinger has worked with leaders from such major organizations as Microsoft, 3M, Cornell University, and the U.S. Navy.

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What the Critics Say

"Profound...engaging...packed with insight. I couldn't recommend it more highly." (Stephen R. Covey)

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Customer Reviews

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IT GETS GREAT REVIEWS FOR GOOD REASON!

THIS IS AN ENTERTAINING READ WHICHEVER WAY TOU LOOK AT IT. THERE ARE MANY MOMENTS OF CLARITY AND MANY WHERE YOU NEED TO PONDER. THIS BOOK COULD POTENTIALLY HELP YOU WITH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS EITHER PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL, SOME ARE HARD TO SWALLOW, BUT IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT IF THEY WEREN'T. WORTH EVERYONE OF THE FIVE STARS.
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- Chelle :o))

One for the long commute

More of a novel than a business book, but some interesting points made "inside" and "outside" the box. if you're looking for an academic challenge, move on. If not, it fills the hours of a long commute.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.