Book Reviews of Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
Leadership and Self-Deception Getting Out of the Box
Author: The Arbinger Institute
ISBN-13: 9781576751749
ISBN-10: 1576751740
Publication Date: 2/9/2002
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 10

4.6 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

5 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Makes you think about how you treat others. It helps both at home and at work on how you can get out of the box.
reviewed Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Some great principles in this book to apply to every day life. Highly recommended read.
reviewed Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Using the story/parable format so popular these days, Leadership and Self-Deception takes a novel psychological approach to leadership. It's not what you do that matters, say the authors (presumably plural--the book is credited to the esteemed Arbinger Institute), but why you do it. Latching onto the latest leadership trend won't make people follow you if your motives are selfish--people can smell a rat, even one that says it's trying to empower them. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed. We deceive ourselves in subtle ways into thinking that we're doing the right thing for the right reason. We really do know what the right thing to do is, but this constant self-justification becomes such an ingrained habit that it's hard to break free of it--it's as though we're trapped in a box, the authors say.
reviewed Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box on
Very enlightening on how we decieve ourselves into treating others callously without realizing it.
A good read for everyone.
reviewed Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box on + 2 more book reviews
An excellent, east to read story. I give this book away all the time. It was on a suggested reading list in a self-growth and Leadership course I took.

Love this book.