eBook Leadership and Self-Deception, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1523097825
  • ISBN-13: 9781523097821
  • DDC: 658.4
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This title shows how the problems that typically prevent superior performance in organizations and cause conflicts in our personal lives are the result of a little-known problem called self-deception. People who are in self-deception live and work as if trapped in a box. They can’t see the reality around them—they’re blind to the self-serving motivations that are sabotaging them on the job and at home. But there is a way out. Through an entertaining and engaging story, this book shows what self-deception is, how it operates, the damage it does, and, most importantly, what can be done about it. This third edition includes new research about the self-deception gap in organizations and the keys to closing this gap so that people take responsibility for their own problems and for organizational problems. It also includes the first chapter from Arbinger’s latest bestseller, The Outward Mindset.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Praise for Leadership and Self-Deception.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Self-Deception and the “Box”.
1: Bud.
2: A Problem.
3: Self-Deception.
4: The Problem beneath Other Problems.
5: Beneath Effective Leadership.
6: The Deep Choice That Determines Influence.
7: People or Objects.
8: Doubt.
How We Get in the Box.
9: Kate.
10: Questions.
11: Self-Betrayal.
12: Characteristics of Self-Betrayal.
13: Life in the Box.
14: Collusion.
15: Box Focus.
16: Box Problems.
How We Get out of the Box.
17: Lou.
18: Leadership in the Box.
19: Toward Being out of the Box.
20: Dead Ends.
21: The Way Out.
22: Leadership out of the Box.
23: Birth of a Leader.
24: Another Chance.
Appendix: Resources for Readers.
Research about Self-Deception in Organizations.
From Way-of-Being Change to Mindset Change.
How to Use Leadership and Self-Deception.
Introducing The Anatomy of Peace—World #1 Bestseller in the Categories of War and Peace and Conflict Resolution.
An Excerpt from The Outward Mindset.
About the Arbinger Institute.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers.