Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon 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 audiobook explains 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. A new edition of a customer favorite!
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I've recently got the bug for the fable style of business book having read or listened to all of Patrick Lencioni's books but in the case of Leadership and Self-Deception (The Arbinger Institute NOT Patrick Lencioni) there just isn't enough content to make a story from. The basic concept is sound but the authors have turned it into a Hollywood style tale of "everything will be wonderful in the end" and this book will solve all the world's problems courtesy of Tom (the world's slowest learner) and Bud (fortunately for Tom, the world's slowest teacher). They also dedicate the last 30 minutes or so telling you how fabulous the book is and how widely it's used, how many companies it's saved, how many marriages it's saved , and how aspiring CEOs would be foolish to contemplate not reading it before taking up their appointment. I found this especially irritating! The basic concept would make for a thought provoking essay but I don't see it as ground breaking or life changing; Empathy has been around for a long while!
Not in a hurry. His characters all seemed to be "Bud".
No, not really relevant for this sort of book.
I don't think so - sorry, this book just didn't do it for me.
Yes - directly applicable to your whole life
Easy to absorb the information
It probably helps to listen to it in a few sessions.
Its is the way the message unfolded, Knowing that everyone has this problem.
The realisation of the Problem
This Book will move you to action.
"Shut up and listen already"
Quit killing relationships
Helped me see how lucky I am up to this point in my life to have any relationships at all!
There are no new skills taught here, just an eye opening experience of seeing people for their Human qualities and not their performance of associated rolls in life. Very, very good for not just leaders of organizations but anyone who interacts with others...ever!
"Good content, great presentation"
This has been my favorite. Now, that is only out of four books, but I liked it a lot.
I didn't have a favorite Character.
He gives a particular voice and personality to the characters that I wouldn't have given them while reading the book.
There were parts that tugged at my heart strings.
I would recommend this book for people who have negative attitudes about coworkers. I might even require it if I had that kind of power.
"Like staring into a microscopic mirror."
I heard a speaker say "if you are pointing your finger at someone else, you need to realize that three fingers are pointed back at yourself." That might be the best way to describe this book. It constantly turns it back on the reader to seriously examine their own problems and areas of self deception.
This book was recommended to me from a speaker and author whose focus is leadership.
I think it is a great listen for all developing leaders (which is hopefully every leader).
"Words to live by"
The golden rule.
Absolutely, he was an excellent reader.
Yes, it was very entertaining at times and thought provoking at others.
"Should be required reading"
Should be required reading for anyone preparing for management, marriage, parenthood...a relationship of any kind. This is game changing!
"So good you start over"
We are studying this book for work. I found it to be not only for work but my home life as well as anything else very uplifting and has changed my opinion of how I see people.
"way to much coverage about the book itself"
You could almost write another book about the book! Love the material and applicability but coverage about thr use and success of the book was a little excessive. Still a great book.
I was skeptical when I first started listening to this book.I now consider it to be the most important business book ever written.
"Everyone should read/listen to this book!"
This book is all about how we miss treating others in the ways we should. If we treated others right and they were able to reciprocate our world would be a very different place.
I will work to make sure that I am aware of being in the box and try hard to get back out.
"Sounds simple but it's revealing"
Points about self retreat and self deception are very powerful
All of them are good
what does it means to be in the box and how to get out
I like to think that the book is about which perspective are you taking: Ego or Soul.
If it's from closed, self defensive, justifying, blaming, me against all, dog eat dog, then you are in the box or you are all your Ego.
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